Module details for Advanced Professional Practice


The module examines selected cross-sectoral topics that are currently in demand with employers. These topics are designed to assist students in their professional development on the way to graduate recruitment and afford them an opportunity to investigate how to make use of the established graduate employability frameworks and align with the requirements of prospective employers.


The aim of this module is to help students prepare for graduate recruitment by investigating the modern graduate employability frameworks, assessing own skills, attributes and behaviours, and increasing their understanding of the trends in their chosen field of employment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Demonstrate knowledge of concepts and critical ideas in the chosen cross-sectoral topics.

2.  Analyse the current state of employment market in the field they wish to work and identify the employability elements required for the career in the chosen sector.

3.  Conduct a personal skills audit.

4.  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential trends, concepts, principles and theories relating to graduate employability in the chosen field of employment.

Indicative Content

1 Cross-sectoral topics

The choice of cross-sectoral topics, such as Crisis Management, Digital Finance, Logistics Management, Digital Business, and Leadership (topics will vary from year to year based on current student/employer demand).

2 Understanding theoretical frameworks of graduate employability.

Understanding the nature and purpose of modern concepts and frameworks of graduate employability.

3 Understanding employer needs

Understanding the trends in the chosen field of employment and employers’ requirements for staff.

4 Skills audit and assessment of personal employability

Investigate the employers’ requirements for workers in the student’s chosen field. Undertake assessment of personal employability to determine areas for development.


Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 2
Tutorial/Seminar 12
Practical Activity 14
Assessment 50
Independent 122
Total 200

Guidance notes

SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.