Award in Dress Code at Work and Interview Skills
Create your Professional Look

Training Course: DC02 - Award in Dress Code at Work and Interview Skills - Create your Professional Look.

Course Description: This course provides students with tools to help them create their personal professional look. The first part of the course focuses on the importance of dressing appropriately for interviews and in the workplace; whereas the second part introduces students to skills needed for a successful interview.

EQF/ MQF Level: Level 2                                                       ECTS per course: 1

Mode of Delivery: Traditional/ Face to Face                        Total Hours: 25 hours

Mode of Attendance: Part Time                                           Language: English    

Programme Duration: 1 Week

Target Audience: 16-18, 25+,

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Target Group: This course is aimed at learners 16+, it can, however, be taken by any candidate wishing to improve one’s professional look. It is particularly aimed at students, the unemployed and those looking for better skills to improve their chances during job interviews, and those currently aiming to get promoted at work.

Accreditation Category: Further Education Programme

Accredited by: Malta Further & Higher Education Authority. (MFHEA).

Course Structure: This Award has two parts. In the first part the focus is on teaching students how their looks - including attire, hygiene, and body language - can be a sign of professionalism and respect. The second part focuses on skills required for a successful interview.

Knowledge

1. Creating a personal professional look.

2. Structure and methods of common interview processes.

3. Effective interview skills, including language and comportment.

Skills

4. Demonstrate an understanding of environmental influence on one's behaviour, choice of attire and attitude.

5. Recognise the influence of a positive self-image.

6. Use context-appropriate behaviour, clothes, and make-up.

7. Employ effective interpersonal skills.

8. Demonstrate an ability to take charge of a situation and ask and answer questions accordingly.

Competences

9. Develop a personal, yet professional, style based on the workplace dress code.

10. Evaluate one's linguistic skills and prepare by practising independently prior to an interview.

11. Apply the appropriate employer-employee interactive behaviour in various situations.

12. Demonstrate an ability to use feedback and apply it to improve one's looks and compartment. 

Entry Requirements: Have a basic secondary education /school leaving certificate. Be able to communicate both orally and in writing in English.

Outline of Course: The focus of this module is on improving one's employability by understanding the power of language, clothes, and comportment. Together with other modules offered in this course it aims to show students how employers consider more than one's academic results, and that these are not the sole factor on whether getting a job depends. Tools and templates will be provided to make it easier for students to understand how they can prepare for any interview. However, since preparation goes beyond merely answering the questions posed, the award will also cover dress code, comportment, and other social competence skills.

Competences: at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the responsibility and autonomy to:

a) employ the tools learnt to present oneself to the best advantage.

b) apply the tools learnt to develop a personal professional style.

c) evaluate one's linguistic skills and prepare by practising independently prior to an interview.

d) apply the appropriate employer-employee interactive behaviour in various situations.

e) gauge what further interpersonal skills he or she might require further.

Knowledge - at the end of the module/unit the learner will have been exposed to the following:

a) creating a personal professional look.

b) structure and methods of common interview processes.

c) effective interview skills, including language and comportment.

Skills - at the end of the module/unit the learner will have acquired the following skills:

Applying knowledge and understanding. The learner will be able to:

a) demonstrate an understanding of environmental influence on one's behaviour, choice of attire and attitude.

b) recognise the influence of a positive self-image.

c) use context-appropriate behaviour, clothes, and make-up.

d) employ effective interpersonal skills.

e) gauge a situation and ask and answer questions accordingly.

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

This section has been made sufficiently open to accommodate both vocational and academic orientations. Applicants can refer to Judgement Skills, or Critical Abilities (critical skills, dispositions, values, and actions), or both. The learner will be able to:

a) reflect on what changes one can apply to present oneself better.

b) handle different interviews and is not flustered when faced with new "unpractised" questions. 

Module-Specific Communication Skills

The learner will be able to:

a) choose the appropriate tone of voice, words, and body language expected at an interview

b) apply jargon related to the field of one's interest

Module-Specific Learner Skills

The learner will be able to:

a) reflect on the best context-appropriate language, tone, and behaviour to use.

b) learn by emulating online interviews. 

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

The learner will be able to:

a) research a company's background prior to an interview.

b) search for examples of interviews online.

Learning Outcome 1: Outcome Type – Skill

Articulate one’s opinion clearly and coherently. Answer clearly, concisely and with the appropriate jargon expected at an interview. Formulate and ask appropriate questions to find out the desired information about a prospective employer.

Learning Outcome 2: Outcome Type – Knowledge

Assess strengths and areas for further personal development in view of feedback from interviewers and /or HR personnel. Develop one’s sense of personal worth. Understand a work dress code template and adapt accordingly.

Assessment: The assessment for this Award consists of two parts:
1) For the continuous formative assessment learners will be assessed on their participation in class, in group work and in role-play sessions
2) For the summative assessment participants will be assessed during a case study and simulated exercises held at the end of the course.
The maximum mark for the course is set at 100% and to be awarded a certificate, students will be required to achieve a minimum aggregate of 50% of the maximum mark.

Hours of Total Learning – 25:

Total Contact Hours: 10

Self-Study Hours: 10

Supervised Placement and Practice Hours: 3

Assessment Hours: 2

Course Fee: €120 (min 6 persons).

Date of Next Intake: March 2023

 

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