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Future-proofing your career

How can you develop 'career confidence' to ensure that you make the most informed choices for your career, job satisfaction and wellbeing?

About the programme

It is quite common to experience career drift. People often find themselves in a job role by chance and forget to take control of their own career-life. Whether you are at the start of your career or feeling stuck midway or later, there is a way to steer your own career and super-charge it.

This module aims to guide you in the purposeful use of employability and career development research to inform your choices and prompt positive actions that ready you for career developments and career change.

You will have the chance to evaluate your existing qualifications, experience and preferences in the light of the prevailing labour market, making use of psychometric tools and in-depth self-assessment. The learning will support development of the key knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for career success.

You will learn how to identify and select a range of attractive and interesting opportunities for career development both inside and outside your current employment, and develop a personal career development plan, with the guidance of an experienced career development coach.

Duration, attendance and delivery

The course usually lasts approximately 10 weeks.

The delivery of this module is through our online+ model for distance learning consisting of online learning, self-study, reflection, discussion and sharing learning with and from others, application of learning to your organisational context and the completion of assessment tasks. There is also the opportunity for students who value face-to-face workshops to attend optional themed workshops.


At the end of the course, you will undertake an assessment. This is an applied work-based assessment rather than a theory-based essay. This means that typically you will be required to apply what you have learnt to your context at work, evaluating concepts for their applicability and usefulness.

The assessment format may be a reflective account, a project report, a presentation or portfolio of evidence; all being the equivalent of 2000 words in length.

Entry requirements

You will need to be working in a professional role which allows you the scope to put the concepts learned into practice. There are no formal qualification requirements for entry; we assess suitability on each individual application.

Course Fees

The course is a 10 credit module. See course fees for more information.

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