Employability & Work Placement Skills (CCA507)

Southampton Solent University


Case study:
Employability & Work Placement Skills (CCA507)

Degree: BA (Hons) PR & Communications
Unit Leader:  Sally Holland - Senior Lecturer in Communications


This unit was developed to promote employability skills by preparing students for two, two-week work placements. The unit aimed to support and challenge the students to identify the best work placement opportunities that fulfil their future career objectives.

The unit aimed to build up confidence in students so they could approach suitable organisations, and produce the materials for applications, such as CVs, covering letters and telephone skills. The students would use myPortfolio (Mahara) to showcase and enhance their digital profile.

The sessions were delivered in workshop format to maximise on the opportunity for participation and engagement and consisted of a combination of lecturer-led sessions, Careers Advisory sessions & tutorials, and IT workshops with members of the Learning Technologies team.


Sam Taylor
16 November 2012, 12:14 PM

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14 March 2013, 11:37 PM

Thanks for sharing - Employability skills is a hot topic at the moment and I will use this to promote within my organisation :)

Don Presant, Canada
28 August 2014, 2:02 PM

Still relevant and useful! I plan on sharing this with a university back here in Canada.

17 January 2016, 4:10 PM

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