Cert In Employability

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Certificate in Employability and Medtech Overview
Course Overview

*This industry led programme is funded under Skills Connect and is for people who are currently seeking employment, subject to eligibility criteria*

Further details of Skills Connect and Skills Connect ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA can be found on the Skillnet Ireland Website

If you are currently not in employment and you are currently seeking to reskill/upskill, prepare for entry into the workforce, and learn more about one of the biggest industries of employment in Ireland, then this course is for you.

This programme is a blended course of a Certificate in Employability with a Medtech Industry overview. The training programme is designed to enhance participants skills to support in finding work, while giving insights into the types of careers available in Medtech.

The CPD Special Purpose Award Certificate in Career Readiness is to give the participants a range of vital skills and knowledge which employers look for and value in recruiting new staff to their organisations. The course focuses particularly on applying the skills in the world of work, aiming to build both competence and confidence in a range of critical areas.

Specifically, the course aims to develop participants’ skills to empower them to succeed in managing their careers and finding work. To increase their self-confidence and their ability to put their best foot forward in a job interview. To understand their personal behaviour style and its impact on others and to generally increase their self-awareness and awareness of others. To be able to manage their time and effectively and to behave assertively. Also to develop and work on a personal action plan to increase their success at finding work and in developing their careers.

Content includes

Course is comprised 10 sessions over 9 weeks

Date 10 Jan 2023 to 21 Feb 2023

9:30 – 16:30

Subject 1: Career Management
Subject 2: CV Preparation
Subject 3: Job Applications
Subject 4: Interview Skills
Subject 5: Presentation Skills at Interview
Subject 6: Communication Skills in Seeking Employment
Subject 7: Social Media – LinkedIn®
Subject 8: Introduction to the Medtech Industry in Ireland
Subject 9: Introduction to quality and regulatory affairs

1:1 Coaching session with a qualified coach, and personality profiling, and first hand introductory session to a hiring Medtech company

Learning Logs
To support the transfer of learning, participants will be required to maintain a learning log and provide an update on their application of learning.

Assessment Strategy
Participants will be assessed according to the following criteria:

1. Participants are required to complete an assignment consisting of three parts: A Curriculum Vitae, a LinkedIn® profile and a job application Cover Letter. This will constitute 30% of their marks.
2. They are required to keep a weekly learning journal/reflective diary. This will constitute 10% of their marks.
3. Participants are required to write a 500-word book report on a book of their choice related to a topic covered on the programme. This will constitute 30% of their marks.
4. Their contribution in class combined with their group presentation in Subject 5 will together constitute 30% of their marks.

Who should attend

Those who are currently seeking employment, looking to return to the workplace and looking to gain first hand knowledge about employment in the Medtech Industry

Qualification: CPD Certificate, Level 6, 10 ECTS, Special Purpose Award

Upcoming dates:

Blended learning, Online

10, 17,24, 31 Jan 2023, 7, 14, 21 Feb 2023. (Medtech Overview 2 dates tbc)

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