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1 Graham Nicholson Director Careers Service University of Dundee Assessment of Personal Transferable Skills

2 Personal transferable skills assessment is a key plank of careers Education and PDP Self Awareness - skills values personality interests Opportunity Awareness Presentation Skills

3 Careers Education PDP if it stands alone runs risk of being ignored/marginalised If integrated into academic provision it becomes mainstream. If given academic credit it is perceived as credible.

4 Career Planning Module Background at Stirling – st Course Introduced – On-line version first piloted – Internship programme – Community placement programme Around students per year

5 University of Dundee 2004/5 Career Planning Module approved by Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - also to be offered to Life Sciences

6 University PDP Proposed Policy in Outline Blackboard VLE available for all students containing transcripts, transferable skills achievements, career and action planning

7 University PDP Proposed Policy in Outline For Vocational Degree Students Career Planning elements to enhance existing professional training programmes in pilot form in Town and Regional Planning, Law and Engineering

8 University PDP Proposed Policy in Outline Career Planning Module for Non Vocational and other students. (PDP materials not integrated into a course become meaningless and devalued - a missed opportunity)

9 Career Planning Module What it Contains Psychometric Test Self Awareness Opportunity Awareness Presentation skills CV Applications Interview and Selection Training

10 Career Planning Module How is it Assessed Assessment will be via 6 key assignments Job Study CV Application Presentation Interview Action Plan

11 Career Planning Module Who Teaches it Careers Advisers with input from employers and university staff

12 Career Planning Module Content

13 Career Planning Module Content

14 Career Planning Module Content

15 University of Stirling External Examiners Comments “Once again I am struck by the high quality of the work and the professionalism of the Career Planning Course. They are very commendable and should set the tone of a lot more of the undergraduate work of Stirling and other British universities.” –Professor N Williamson, University of Durham external examiner on the University of Stirling Career Planning Course.

16 University of Stirling Career Planning Student Evaluation 2003 QUOTES "It is certainly worthwhile for finding out about your future career. A great opportunity to improve skills, confidence and knowledge"  "An essential unit that provides up-to-date, relevant insight into your future." "This is an excellent opportunity for every student to do. Personally I think it should be compulsory"

17 Issues Career Education is the core expertise of professional Careers Advisers For Careers Staff to be involved in assessed Careers Education requires a change of mindset for –Careers Staff –Other Academics –Students?


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