Core Module Information
Module title: Education and Labour Markets

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CRG11126
Module leader: Peter Robertson
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Teacher Education


Description of module content:

The module will give you a broad understanding of structures in education and employment, as well as government training and initiatives to combat unemployment. You will be supported to undertake field research experience on visits to opportunity providers, which will give specific examples to balance the overview provided by formal teaching input. This culminates in an industry specific project which integrates the collection of LMI, making sense of the information and then presenting knowledge in accessible ways. This provides a holistic and experiential view of labour markets as they relate to the work of career practitioners.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: Gain digital literacy skills in order to research, navigate, critique and select career (occupational and educational) resources and systems in support of guidance work.
LO2: Gain effective networking and relationship building skills with opportunity providers.
LO3: Critically analyse and evaluate structures and types of provision in education and training including qualification systems, and programmes to promote employability.
LO4: Critically analyse and evaluate employment patterns and changes in work at a variety of levels (international, European, UK and Scottish, and local) and identify the implications for the provision of guidance services.
LO5: Critically analyse, research and disseminate labour market intelligence.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Robertson
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 160
Other External visits 20
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 40 1 & 3 13 , WORDS= 1500
Portfolio 60 1,2, 4 & 5 14/15 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CRG11126 Education and Labour Markets