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Professional Development (2 cr)

Code: YY00BN53-3144

General information


22.05.2023 - 28.05.2023


01.08.2023 - 31.07.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

2 op

Virtual proportion

1 op

RDI proportion

1 op

Mode of delivery

50 % Contact teaching, 50 % Distance learning


Laurea Tikkurila, sote


Laurea Tikkurila

Teaching languages

  • English


20 - 40

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Social Services (SWV), Laurea Tikkurila


  • Lloyd Bethell

Teacher in charge

Lloyd Bethell


  • SWV222SN
    Degree Programme in Social Services, daytime studies, S22, Tikkurila


The student is able to
- create a personal career plan
- look into employment opportunities and prerequisites for entrepreneurship in their own field
- build and utilize professional networks
- describe their own competence, apply for jobs in the field and understand the significance of social media in the job seeking process
- anticipate future trends in the job market and their likely impact on their career
- promote personal well-being

Teaching methods

Various meetings per term on Campus, one PSP discussion with Personal Tutor on the campus or online according to agreement.

Learning materials and recommended literature

All study materials are available in Canvas

Alternative completion methods of implementation

By agreement with the tutor

Co-operation with working life and/or RDI

Various working life partners and alumni are utilised throught the year.

Forms of internationality

This is an international group and multicultural aspects are present in all sessions

Students workload

This study unit is equivalent to a maximum of 54 hours of work as it is a two-credit study unit. The workload is divided evenly between the autumn and spring terms.

Grading scale


Evaluation methods and criteria

The student submits the required assignments, takes part in meetings and in two PSP discussions.
If the student fails to meet any of the set pass criteria, the study unit is graded fail.

Further information

The learning outcomes are assessed by using level 1 of Laurea's common assessment criteria.