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Careers, Employability and Work-based Learning Module (10 ECTS)

Why is this module important?

Listen to this podcast with Orla Bannon, Director of Careers, in conversation with Prossie Nambatya, PhD student, School of Law and Dale Whelehan, PhD student, School of Medicine (33:40 mins)

Module Description

The module comprises a Skills Audit Tool with a Guide to completing the Skills Audit and Reflective pdf to help you make the most of the reflection, and a suite of workshops in three streams - Careers, Skills and Work Based Learning. Students will undertake alternating face-to-face and recorded online sessions on the following topics:

Careers Stream

  1. Designing your Career (face-to-face)
  2. Navigating the Emotions of Planning and Managing your Career (recorded online)

Watch Fiona Hayes, Careers Consultant, introduce the Careers stream (1.14 mins)

Skills Stream

  1. Mapping Skills onto Career Options (face-to-face)
  2. The Art and Craft of a great CV and Writing an Effective Cover Letter (recorded online)
  3. Networking with Confidence (face-to-face)
  4. Presenting your Best Self at Interview (recorded online)
  5. Intercultural Competence and the Global Workplace (recorded online)

Watch Fiona Hayes, Careers Consultant, introduce the Skills stream (1.41 mins)

Work-based Learning Stream (10 ECTS module only)

  1. Preparing for your Work-based Learning Experience (recorded online)
  2. Reflecting on your Work-based Learning Experience (face-to-face)
  3. Complete 100 hours Work-based Learning in the form of a mini internship, a consulting project or another suitable experience

Watch Fiona Hayes, Careers Consultant, introduce the WBL stream (1.30 mins)

Interested in applying?

Applications for this module are now closed for 2022/23 intake.

Click here to watch a recording of our Information Session

Applications will be considered once the deadline has closed and you will receive a notification with a decision within two weeks following the deadline.

If you have any questions about the application process, you can send an email to and we will reply as soon as possible.

Supporting Documents

Information for the 2023 Careers and Employability Module (10 ECTS):