Unit Learning Outcomes
Be able to investigate different career options in science.
Identify different types and sources of information, advice and guidance (IAG) on careers in science.
Use careers IAG to build understanding of careers in science, including of the main responsibilities and activities associated with two or more different possible career options, and the key differences between them.
Be able to assess career options in science.
Review relevance of own skills, qualities, experience, training and/or qualifications for different careers in science.
Outline the advantages and disadvantages of different career options (eg time taken to train, level of salary, working patterns, work/life balance).
Explain how a selected career option matches own skills, interests and ambitions.
Be able to plan for a career in science.
Use information, advice and guidance about careers in science to produce a career development plan including
• key actions to be taken (eg undertaking training, getting work experience, achieving qualifications).
Know about career progression in science.
Outline possible progression routes within a specific area of work in science (eg developing a specialism or taking on management responsibilities).