WELCOME TO THE DIGITAL WORLD OF PAGODA
Your university has covered the full cost for Pagoda’s Workplace Basics Course! By completing this short online course, you will be prepared when entering the workplace after graduation.
Simply complete the below registration form and check your emails (and junk box) for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org, where you will be provided a link to access the course via the Pagoda website. The course will take around 8-10 hours to complete, but you can save and pause your progress throughout if you want to break up the different lessons you complete over different days.
You can get in touch with any of the team from Pagoda should you have any issues accessing the content. Once you’ve completed the course, you will automatically issued with digital certificate to your email and we encourage to create a post on LinkedIn to include the image on and showcase your new skills!
WHAT ARE THE SKILLS COURSES?
Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of your skillsets with a focus on ‘work readiness’ in a post-pandemic business world.
The Skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability, Digital Competency and Workplace Basics. This framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a globalised and ever-changing workplace, preparing you with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international team, approach the job-market with confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ technologies.
As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is awarded to you following the completed course.
WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?
Based on the Universities UK – Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‘for both graduates of all levels and subject areas, skills and competencies came first (82.4% reported this to be a formal or important requirement), followed by relevant work experience (66.7%)’ when asked what mattered most when entering the labour market and attaining a job. Similarly, 87% of employers listed attitudes and aptitudes for work more important than relevant work experience, degree result and degree subject when hiring a graduate.
This coherence between student and employer views supports our framework in being able to provide learners with accessible skills courses that can be integrated into professional internships; this will allow you to achieve the most important attributes considered by employers.
This course is designed to equip all students and recent graduates with the basic skills needed when entering the workplace. There is a large focus on understanding how to adapt from in-person to remote work in regards to productivity and time management, effective communication and the use of digital platforms. The course will also provide learners with the skills needed to identify your current skillset, recognise the skills you’re lacking, and provide actionable examples of how to improve these and meet employer’s demands.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognise the best methods of creating an organised and creative environment to manage tasks and time efficiently using CRM software, scheduling, and other methods
- Gain a clear understanding of how to communicate effectively within a professional team and have the basic skills to lead a digital meeting
- Identify your strengths and gain an understanding of how to exercise these to the best standard, as well as weaknesses and the most effective actions to improve on these
Graduate skills outcomes:
- Have a clear grasp of your current skillset, the competencies involved in these skills and examples for each
- Have a chart of your daily routine in hour blocks and your motivation levels and workflow
- Have personal examples of problem-solving techniques and situations