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Module Title
Personal & Professional Development
Module Credits
Module Semester
Module Status

The objective is to produce a clear strategy for personal & professional development. To understand their preferred learning styles and decision making methods.  To understand the application and entry process to Further and Higher Education Colleges

At the end of the module learners will be able to:

  • The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to prepare for entry and effective participation in a new personal or professional environment, operating independently while under general direction.
  • This module allows the learner to review their current knowledge, skills and competencies with view to further developing them.
  • It gives the learner the opportunity to develop a personal & professional development plan.
  • It gives the learner an understanding of the Further and Higher Education System in Ireland and the potential opportunities available to them.

Unit 1   Personal Development
       The Learner will be able to:

  1. Develop self-awareness of interests, aptitudes, skills & motivators
  2. Understand the difference between career versus job
  3. Gain a knowledge in the variety of careers available
  4. Clarify personal, educational and career goals in light of self-assessment
  5. Research job opportunities in career of choice
  6. Understand the barriers to achieving one’s goals
  7. Determine personal learning style and decision making methodology and understand their relevance from a personal, academic and professional perspective
  8. Develop & practice interview skills & techniques

Unit 2 Planning for On-going Professional Development
       The Learner will be able to:

  1. Research the most suitable route to working in the career of choice
  2. Identify colleges with courses of interest and decide on most suitable
  3. Determine where the course of choice fits into the National Framework of Qualifications and European Qualifications Framework
  4. Develop a checklist of key actions required for entry to college of choice
  5. Complete a cost analysis of financing a year in third level education
  6. Understand supports available to students
  7. Prepare a curriculum vitae
  8. Practice completing application forms
  9. Attend local library to gain understanding of its benefits both personally and professionally
  10. Participate in mock interviews and team meetings.
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