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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC1396 Employability in a Changing World

20 creditsClass Size: 35

Module manager: Rachel Walls

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Module replaces

LLLC 1381

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module is aimed at you if you are interested in understanding how the world of work is changing, how this might impact upon you as an individual and how to prepare for success in the employment market. The module helps you to reflect on your existing skills and experience and recognise what to build on, with a view to helping you in your studies as well as future employment.


This module will enable students to gain an understanding of the changing world of work, and to reflect on, and start to plan, their own career development.
- how to work in a team effectively

Learning outcomes
At the end of this module students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
1. Explain key changes in the changing world of work
2. Demonstrate processes of reflection on their own experiences of work
3. Relate characteristics of the changing world of work to examples of employing organisations
4. Show forward planning for their own employment including analysis of the skills they will need
5. Develop skills for effective teamwork
6. Make use of skills required for the clear and accurate communication of ideas

Skills outcomes
Employment awareness
Writing skills
Presentation skills
Career planning
Ethical issues in the workplace
Team working


The content will cover areas such as:
- Changing patterns of business and employment (e.g. shift to value-led employers and talent agenda; different modes of employment such as social enterprise, entrepreneurship, multiple careers etc.)
- Current issues in employment/ unemployment (e.g. Technology, politics, global influences, economy, pandemic, social issues)
- What employability means and what employers look for
- Ethical issues in the workplace such as job security and flexibility, health and safety, and inclusivity
- Presentation skills and team-work training
- Writing skills – including reflection

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours50.00
Private study hours119.00
Total Contact hours31.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

There will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module via student engagement in each taught session and via the VLE.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Report1,500 words50.00
Reflective log3 x 500 word reflections and 1 x 500 word action plan50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/05/2022 16:41:23


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