UK Career Development Award for Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University's Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) Team has scooped the Best Practice in the use of Technology Career Development Award, sponsored by Prospects, at the UK Careers Development Institute Awards in Cardiff.

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NTU scoops Careers Development Institute Award

Nottingham Trent University's Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) team has scooped the Best Practice in the use of Technology Career Development Award, sponsored by Prospects, at the UK Careers Development Institute Awards in Cardiff.

The award recognises the team's innovative use of technology to support student careers advisers on the university's Postgraduate Diploma in Career Guidance.

The UK Careers Development Institute Awards celebrate the achievements of the career development sector and reflect the role employers play in delivering high quality and innovative career development services.

Jo Mcfadden, senior lecturer in Sociology in Nottingham Trent University's School of Social Sciences, said: "The success of this project is reflected in both high levels of student achievement and feedback, as well as external interest in the methods we employ.

"Our postgraduate, qualifying diploma is jointly awarded by the Career Development Institute - the sector's professional body - and we are highly delighted to have won this award.

"The methods we employ enable students to develop their theoretical knowledge and career development skills. Carefully staged activities facilitate progressively ambitious learning and a key feature allows students, even if they are studying remotely, to learn from each other and their tutors, in a safe and supportive environment. These approaches are also being piloted to help undergraduate students develop employability skills."

Jan Ellis, chief executive, Career Development Institute, added: "Our awards identify and promote excellence in career development and Nottingham Trent University's Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) team has performed extremely well to be presented with our Best Practice in the Use of Technology in Career Development Award. The Awards celebrate achievement in the career development sector and help to raise the profile of our work."

UK Career Development Award for Nottingham Trent University

Published on 19 November 2015
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