Award in Career Awareness and CV Writing Skills
What's your Talent?

Training Course: CV02 – Award in Career Awareness and CV Writing Skills – What’s your talent?

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce learners to the different employment opportunities available on the market and raise awareness as to how they can better research career opportunities advertised in different sources. Learners are shown where, and how, they can gain better qualifications and skills to improve their job readiness and will also be taught basic job searching skills such as writing a CV and filling out and submitting a job application.

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 leaners 16t; it can, however, be taken by any candidates. It is particularly aimed at students, then unemployed and those looking to increase their employability while acquiring basic job-hunting skills and career readiness.

Accreditation Category: Further Education Programme

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

Course Structure: This Award is designed to enable learners to understand that not only are there several careers available which they might have never considered, but also expose them to new ways of job searching. The Award also trains learners in CV writing.

Knowledge

1. Awareness of different job searching methods.

2. Ability to review career goals.

3. Writing a CV relevant to the position being applied for.

4. Use both printed media and online technology to search.

Skills

5. Choose appropriate job in relation to one's abilities and skills.

6. Follow guidelines to write a CV.

Competences

7. Examine one's existing skills to determine career options.

8. Plan for further personal development.

9. Develop one's self-esteem and sense of personal worth.

10. Apply for a job.

Entry Requirements: Learners need to satisfy the following criteria:

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 to help young people in their career choices. It aims to make the transition from unemployed to employed, or from one career to another, as smooth as possible. It presents students with career options, teaching them how to discover new job opportunities. It also provides practical skills required while job hunting such as filling out forms and CV writing. 

Competences -

a) acknowledge existing skills and plan what is necessary for further development. 

b) identify potential career paths. 

c) apply for new positions in the workplace.

Knowledge - 

a) analysing and utilising different job search engines and methods. 

b) stating whether an application or a CV are required for a particular post. 

c) writing an appropriate CV, relevant to the position being applied for.  

Skills - 

a) use both printed media and online technology to search for career options. 

b) choose jobs which are appropriate to his/her abilities and skills or to abilities and skills s/he is confident s/he can acquire. 

c) follow given guidelines to fill in an application form. 

d) follow given guidelines to write a CV. 

Judgment Skills and Critical Abilities

a) reflect on and identify further education possibilities available to him/her.

b) process all relevant information to identify options open to him/ her along the career ladder.

c) decide as to the proper methods needed to apply for the job desired.  

Module-Specific Communication Skills

a) express confidence in the possibilities of further development.

b) choose the right language appropriate for the job application /letter/ CV.

Module-Specific Learner Skills

a) reflect on the appropriate language for job applications and CVs.

b) describe the importance of proof-reading before sending written or electronic communications.

Module-Specific Digital Skills and Competences

a) apply online research skills.

b) access a Europass CV form, fill it out and send online.

Learning Outcome 1: Outcome Type – Skill

a) recognise different terms used in job vacancy adverts.

b) fill in a job application.

c) collect and summarise information.

d) write a CV.

Learning Outcome 2: Outcome Type – Knowledge

a) experiment with discovering and looking up new career opportunities.

b) infer and summarise information.

c) assess strengths and areas for further personal development in view of a desired job.

Assessment: The assessment for this Award consists of two parts:

1) Students will be assessed on participation in class and HWs for the formative assessment parts. 

2) For the summative assessment, a written examination of 60 minutes will be held where the students must write a sample CV for a specific job. Students will also be assessed during presentations.

The maximum mark for the course is set at 100o 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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