Build Your Skills Modules

Returning to study and not sure what to expect?

No matter your level of experience or previous education, this suite of engaging and interactive study skills modules have been created to help those returning to study online develop effective skills to build their confidence.

Access helpful information like how to prepare for a conversation with your employer when requesting time to study, gain an understanding of what it will be like to study online, and learn how to build an online support network.  

Complete one or all modules at your convenience on any device and let us help you take the fear out of returning to study before even making the decision to enrol.

Once enrolled into a postgraduate qualification with Kaplan Professional, you’ll gain access to further modules such as:

  • Preparing for that exam
  • Preparing for that assessment
  • Accessing online research and planning tools

Request study leave from an employer

Not sure how to approach your employer about requesting time off to study?

Complete this module and learn how to prepare for a potentially difficult conversation.

 

Duration | 5 minutes

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing the module, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the importance of requesting time for study
  • Prepare for a difficult conversation
  • Request study leave in a way that will suit an employer
  • Know how to respond if your request for study is denied
  • Access a checklist of conversation tips

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Preparing for online study

Worried about studying online for the first time?

Understand the differences between online and traditional face-to-face study and the advantages of studying online.

 

Duration | 5 minutes

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing the module, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the advantages of online study
  • Identify the differences between online and traditional face-to-face study
  • Confidently engage in online study
  • Access online resources and navigate subject rooms

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Building an online support network

Want to learn how to build a support network while you study online?

Find out more about the importance of a support network when studying online and the different types of student support available.

 

Duration | 5 minutes

 

Learning Outcomes

After completing the module, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the importance of study support
  • Explain the importance of networking as good study practice
  • Network with people in the same situation
  • Access help from institutional resources
  • Access key contact information for institutional support

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Taking effective study notes

Want to learn how to take effective notes?

Learn tips and strategies and how to use these notes efficiently to get the most out of your studies.

 

Duration | 5 minutes

 

Learning Outcomes 

After completing the module, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of effective note taking
  • Prepare for effective note taking
  • Take effective notes
  • Integrate effective note taking into your professional practice
  • Access a template for effective note taking

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