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Module Title
Professional Skills Portfolio I

Employability, Personal Development Planning, Reflection, Communication

SCQF Points5
ECTS Points2.5
CreatedMarch 2013
ApprovedJuly 2013
AmendedAugust 2013
Version No.1

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Prerequisites for Module

BS1118 Academic and Professional Skills.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


Aims of Module

The aim of this module is to facilitate employability skills recognition in students through a process of reflection and personal development planning.

Learning Outcomes for Module

On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:

1. Identify key employability skills required across a range of employment sectors.
2. Engage in a process of reflection on their current employability skills.
3. Produce a set of development objectives that enhance their current employability skills.

Indicative Module Content

Employability skills, graduate employer requirements, reflection and reflective writing, personal development planning.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Distance Learning
Engagement in online tutorials and discussions

Directed Study

Online study through virtual learning environment

Private Study

Private study

Mode of Delivery

The module will be delivered online using the University's Virtual Learning Environment. This will facilitate access to a range of learning materials and supporting engagement.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3

A reflective report with appended personal development objectives, addressing all learning outcomes

Indicative Bibliography

1.CAMERON, S., 2009. The business student's handbook: skills for study and employment. 5th ed. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.
2.COTTRELL, S., 2010. Skills for success : the personal development planning handbook. 2nd ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

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