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PGCert Professional Development Planning

Solent University (Southampton)

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Southampton Solent University

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    JAN, MAY, SEP

  • Duration

    Variable - to suit the learner

Course summary

ABOUT THE COURSE

Whether you have a degree in graphic design, or a background in business, Solent’s unique blended learning PGC Professional Development Planning will help you better plan your career development. You’ll enhance your professional development skills to help boost employability within your chosen industry. Or you could work towards changing your career direction.

Delivery of this unique, flexible course is predominantly online. Online learning is supported by attending two Saturdays at our East Park Terrace campus. You’ll have the opportunity for one-to-one feedback with your tutor online, as well as peer support through the sessions. You’ll also be encouraged and supported to seek relevant work placements and work experience.

The course will enable you to discover and reflect on aspects such as your work preferences, strengths and areas for development. You’ll also explore your resilience and conflict style, effectiveness and career interests.

The programme encourages self-reflection based on key theories, strategies and tools related to professional development planning. By the end of the course, you’ll have a clearer idea of your future career trajectory and the competencies and skillsets required by employers.

To aid study you’ll be introduced to a range of research, enquiry, and analytical tools and approaches to enhance your understanding of relevant industry areas. These will help you identify your place in the industry and articulate your potential contribution to the sector.

What does this course lead to?

The course encourages you to consider your work preferences and career development planning. You’ll look at career progression within your chosen industry, or begin to explore jobs that you haven’t previously considered, but which could enhance your long-term career prospects.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideally suited to graduates who are looking to take the next step in their career. This could be by enhancing skills to boost employability within their chosen industry or with a view to embarking on a new career path.

As the course is delivered online, with two Saturdays spent at the University, students are able to tailor their learning to fit around their work or other commitments.

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University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    87th out of 123 3

    50th out of 83

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    110 50%

    89th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    60th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%

    14th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    112 65%

    56th

    29
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.35 87%

    3rd

    63

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