Complete the Personal Skills Award

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To complete the Personal Skills Award (PSA) you must first first enrol completing the PSA Induction Course on Canvas.

At the end of the course, you will be invited to submit the PSA enrolment form.

You then earn PSA points by getting involved in a combination of extra-curricular opportunities. You can then choose which award you complete.

Each award offers a different approach to developing, recognising and articulating your skills and it is highly recommend that all students complete the Personal Skills Award or PSA (Advanced). These awards offer an enhanced PSA experience where you can practice your application and interview skills and gain feedback on your performance.

How to complete the PSA (Foundation)

To complete the PSA (Foundation) you must finish the compulsory Employability Essentials online course by 8 December 2021. You must also have a total of 80 PSA points (Employability Essentials = 20 points). There is no other criteria to meet. Once you have completed the online course and claimed your points you will be awarded the PSA (Foundation) certificate endorsed by Careers Network. 

You do not need to complete the PSA (Foundation) before you complete the Personal Skills Award or the PSA (Advanced). 

How to complete the Personal Skills Award

By completing the Personal Skills Award you will gain access to an enriched programme of practical hints and tips on how to be successful in a recruitment process.

To complete the Personal Skills Award you must meet the criteria below:

  • Claim a total of 150 PSA points from a combination of activities
  • Ensure you undertake at least two different types of activity or PSA opportunities. (This could for example be some work experience plus a module or being a Student Ambassador plus being a Club Captain). 
  • Complete the PSA Completion Course on Canvas and attend a virtual PSA Completion Session before 8 December 2021 
  • Submit and pass the PSA Completion Form 

How to complete the PSA (Advanced)

The PSA (Advanced) offers further opportunity to increase your confidence in applying and articulating your skills, as it includes an interview assessment where you can practice your interview skills and receive feedback. You can aim for the PSA (Advanced) as soon as you enrol you do not need to have completed the PSA (Foundation) or the PSA beforehand. 

To complete the PSA (Advanced) you must meet the criteria below: 

  • Claim a total of 250 PSA points from a combination of activities 
  • Ensure you undertake at least two different types of activity or PSA opportunities. (This could for example be some work experience plus a module or being a Student Ambassador plus being a Club Captain). 
  • Complete the PSA Completion Course on Canvas and attend a virtual PSA Completion Session before 8 December 2021
  • Submit and pass the PSA (Advanced) completion form 
  • Complete the online Interview Preparation Canvas module via the PSA Completion Course
  • Complete the online PSA (Advanced) Interview Assessment by 23 February 2022

PSA Student of the Year 

To be eligible for the Student of the Year you must complete the PSA (Advanced) and pass the PSA (Advanced) interview. 

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