Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

Personal and Professional Development 2 (PPD2)

Course summary

Course code: BUSI1238
Level: 5
Credits: 15
School: Business Faculty
Department: Systems Management and Strategy
Course Coordinator(s): Robert Robson / Maria Cagliesi

Specification

Pre and co requisites

Students must have studied and passed the Personal and Professional 1 course (PPD1) code: BUSI 1204 at Level 4

Aims

To develop students' awareness of their skills, knowledge and personal qualities in preparation for seeking appropriate graduate employment. To prepare students for their responsibilities and rights within the workplace. To increase students' employability by developing their interpersonal and communication skills. To develop skills for life-long learning and a commitment to continuing professional development.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

Understand the job market in terms of structure and process
Identify their own skill sets and motivations for employability
Apply their skills, knowledge and attributes during learning activities in order to gain experience of the job search process and the employment setting
Take ownership of their own career development on a lifelong basis


Indicative content

The graduate recruitment market; personal skills identification; placements and the job search process; presenting yourself; motivation; understanding employer expectations; networking; business presentations; business etiquette; emotional intelligence; team working; successful interviews; aptitude testing; assessment centres; applying feedback; reputation management; self-reflection; career development; career management; Greenwich Employability Passport.

Teaching and learning activity

The course will be delivered through tutorials by a mixture of tutor-led and student-centred activities. Self-development will be facilitated through reflective learning based on specified work related experiences. Students will also experience and be asked to reflect upon the processes of evaluation carried out through simulated workplace scenarios.

Learning Time (1 credit = 10 hours) =150
Contact Hours:
• lectures
• Seminars
• Practical sessions
• Tutorials 24
• Other
Private Study 126
Assignments: course work and other forms of assessment:
• Coursework 80
• Laboratory work 25
• Examinations 0
• Other 20

Assessment

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment: Portfolio 1
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment: 1,2,3,4,
Grading Mode: %
Weighting % 50%
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length 2,500
Outline Details: The mix of portfolio activities may vary from year to year but will include tasks based on the three core ‘Brand You’ themes of the course: ‘Professionalism’, ‘Knowing Yourself’, and ‘job acquisition’. One of the tasks will relate to the acquiring of 40 Passport points

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment Portfolio 2
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment (Please use the numbers above to refer to these): 1,2,3,4,
Grading Mode: %
Weighting % 50%
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length 2,500
Outline Details: The mix of portfolio activities may vary from year to year but will include tasks based on the three core ‘Brand You’ themes of the course: ‘Professionalism’, ‘Knowing Yourself’, and ‘job acquisition’. One of the tasks will relate to the acquiring of 40 Passport points.

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning: Online activities .