Integrating Employability Skills in your Subject

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Professional Development

The focus of this PD is to ensure that the employability skills included in your subject guide are embedded in actual teaching and assessment practice. This PD will provide you with the practical guidance how to give your students the opportunity to develop, practice and enhance employability skills via teaching and assessment practices in your subject.


Dr Valerie Cotronei-Baird, Learning and Teaching Specialist, WCLA. Valerie is a leader in the provision of learning and teaching advice. In her role she is primarily involved in working with academic teaching staff in the skill acquisition required to innovate teaching and assessment practices. Valerie’s research includes: the integration of employability skills in the business curriculum, the professional development of academic teaching staff, assessment and assessment criteria and feedback, engaging students in the classroom, collaborative learning and team-based assignments and online delivery.