Employability and Self-development

Unit reference
Guided learning hours

Unit purpose and aim(s)

Employers look for people with commercial awareness and a ‘can do’ attitude together with skills and behaviours that will enable them to quickly become part of an effective team and add value to the organisation. These ‘soft skills’ enable staff to make a positive contribution from an early stage.

This unit introduces you to the key skills, behaviours and attitudes you need to demonstrate in order to be ‘employable’, and how to improve through self-development and other learning opportunities.  You will be introduced to self-development practices, including self-reflection. The unit will also help you develop a unique and informative Curriculum Vitae (or resume), complete job applications and prepare for job interviews. 

The skills you learn will facilitate a smooth transition into a new role by establishing you as part of a team. The unit concludes by exploring how utilising feedback on performance can help you maintain your value as an employee and advance your career potential.

The course also develops communication skills and self-awareness, and enables you to view your current position as part of a lifelong journey of learning and development, both professionally and personally.

Assessed by assignment.

Qualifications for this unit:

ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management and Marketing

ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management and Human Resources

ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management

Qualifications for this unit

ABE Level 4 Diploma in Business Management


Level 4 means the same level of difficult as year-one of a Bachelors degree. This qualification provides a thorough grounding in Business Management and it is a great springboard for progressing to higher levels of academic study.