Essential Employability Skills 

American College of Education

Postgraduate Certificate Online
9 months
4830 USD/full
4830 USD/full
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To be successful and competitive in today’s workforce, employees must possess an essential set of personal and professional skills. The Certificate in Essential Employability Skills at American College of Education is a bachelor’s-level program specifically designed to help students navigate and master those skills so they are able to excel in their current job or overall. 

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Some of the focus areas include organization and time management, communications, creative thinking, teamwork and leadership – all critical skills in a 21st century workplace.

Key Features

  • Flexible: Study on your schedule. Our online format allows you to plan your coursework around your life.
  • Impactful: With two built-in micro-credentials – Personal and Professional Skills and Teamwork Skills – you have the option to finish the program with two digital badges along with your full certificate. These badges can be placed on your social media to showcase your accomplishment to professional and personal contacts.
  • Customizable: You decide the courses and skills you want to study. For example, strengthen your intellectual skills by taking courses in creative thinking, decision making, and self-directed action. Or ensure your ideas are being heard by learning new strategies from our courses in communications, collaboration and teamwork, and leadership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communications
  • Critical Reflection and Self-Assessment
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Planning and Organizational Skills: Time Management
  • Developing an Academic Mindset
  • Creative Thinking and Innovation
  • Self-Efficacy and Self-Directed Action
  • Professionalism and Leadership

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 9 months

Start dates & application deadlines




18 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete and submit all application components including the admission application, including the enrollment agreement, and payment agreement.
  • Submit the nonrefundable application fee.
  • Provide official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution indicating successful completion of the level of education required for entry to the program.
  • ​At least 30 Semester Credits from Regionally Accredited Institution
  • Minimum grade point average cumulative 1.75 on a 4.0 scale for full admission​​

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4830 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4830 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
  • National

    4830 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4830 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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