Career Planning 4N1109


The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to develop an achievable career plan based on knowledge of self.
Maximum number of people:
€295 per person.


Candidate Criteria

Please note candidates must have a proficient level of literacy and numeracy

Course Content

Learners will be able to:

  1. Explain the principles underpinning career planning, to include self knowledge, career options, action plan, network building, plan implementation and constancy of change
  2. Compile a personal profile by exploring interests, vocational skills, transferable skills, talents, personal qualities and characteristics, values, achievements, and matching personal profile to possible careers
  3. Develop achievable career objectives to include ideal job, acceptable alternative employment options and short and medium term goals
  4. Explore a variety of acceptable career options and job types to include job availability, job requirements, and trends in the chosen sector(s)
  5. Compile information on personal contacts or networks appropriate to career preferences
  6. Describe the principles underpinning managing change in personal life and in employment
  7. Practice a range of personal interactions to include interview skills, listening, clarifying, and formal and informal conversations
  8. Compile a personal job seeking tool kit to include general cover letter, CV, portfolio of references, recommendations qualifications and other documentation to support job application, list of contacts, and list of appropriate education or training programmes or employment options.
  9. Prepare to participate in further education or training or employment by finding application requirements for a specific course or employment, applying as required, participating in a simulated interview and evaluating own performance.

Course Notes

Successful candidates will receive a QQI level 4 certificate in Career Planning