|Learning outcomes and assessment criteria specific to this assignment:
On completion of the assignment, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to:
1. Identification of the main competencies relevant to your future career.
2. Reflect on your performance within your professional practice and/or co-curricular activities using relevant academic theory and models
3. Present evidence to demonstrate how your work experience and/or co-curricular activity has enhanced your personal/professional competence and employability
4. Communicate evidence of personal competencies effectively utilising an appropriate range of media across a variety of contexts.
Number of attempts
Under the Standard University Assessment Regulations (UAR20) students have two opportunities to be assessed and to pass this module. If a student has not achieved a pass in this module after the resit, no further opportunities are available and the student will be withdrawn from the course.
Please read the plagiarism guidelines on your module page.
Please read the late submission regulations and penalties on your module page or on your Course page.
Assessment Brief: First Attempt
- Assessment Overview
The assessment for this module is by way of submission of a portfolio. The content should be 3000 words (the usual 10% margin of error will apply). The aim of a portfolio is to build a record of key learning over a desired period of time. It can be highly visual but should also have the required substance to satisfy the academic requirements expected for a level five piece of work.
To pass this module, you must achieve a final overall mark of at least 40%. Failure to achieve a pass after the second attempt will result in the student being withdrawn from the course.
- Assessment Brief
- You are asked to identify an advert for a graduate level job that you are interested in. The advert must include a list of competencies desired from candidates applying for the role.
- You are expected to assess you current level of competence against the competences listed in the advert for your chosen job. You must provide evidence of why you believe you have the level of competence that you claiming to have. This should be done by making use of reflection models and providing evidence, using a range of media, that supports your argument.
- You should then provide a PDP that you have developed (in SMART format) that aims to bridge the gap between were your level of competence is presently and where you believe it needs to be in order to achieve the role that you have highlighted
- Word count
The maximum word count is: 3000 words (+/- 10%).
The word limit is for your coursework assignment, and does not cover material submitted as an appendix. Material submitted as an appendix provides background for your coursework, but it will not be marked unless specified in the brief. Also, it is important that you cross-refer between the main text of your assignment and any appendices, in order to demonstrate the linkage, and that the appendices do not constitute additional material unrelated to that included in the body of your assignment. If you do not refer to this work in the Appendix, then this included work in the Appendices are not marked.
Your references page will not be included in the word count, but inline citations used in the main body of the assignment (e.g. Smith and Jones (2010) identified that…) will be included in the word count.
You are required to declare the number of words used in your assignment. If you produce less than or exceed the stipulated word count by more than 10%, a deduction of the mark awarded will be made to reflect that you have not met the assessment requirements.
Your report should be submitted online through TurnitIn via the link provided in the Assessment area of the module’s Moodle site. Hard copy submissions will not be accepted. Please follow the University policy regarding online submission and submitting assignments on time (see Page 1).
You should also submit your work through the ‘test’ Turnitin to ensure you abide by the rules on plagiarism. You should attach the assessment feedback form together with the marking criteria to your work before submitting for marking.
- Formatting and presentation
The assignment should be word-processed and double line spaced. Use of bullet points should be avoided or used sparingly
- Use Arial size 11 point for your assignments, full justified
- Each page should be numbered except for the contents pages (if any)
- Presentation must be formal in language and style and must adhere to the structure given above
All work should be referenced using the Harvard format – there are handouts available online at the library website and are available as hard copy in the library if you are unsure of this.
Do not use popular websites like Wikipedia, Google or Yahoo – the former is not peer assessed and the work is not always reliable and the later are search engines.
Use textbooks and journal articles (newspaper articles may at times be acceptable). You should however, make more reliance on journal articles as these are peer reviewed and are often more recent than text books. If you are to use text books, these should be the latest so it is important to check whether you have the latest edition.
Citations should be used very minimally and in limited circumstances, you may reference lecture material such as handouts and presentation slides.
- Marking criteria –
|<40%||40 – 49%||50 – 59%||60 – 69%||70+%
|Identification of the main competencies relevant to your future career.||No real identifiable competencies with relevance to future career||Superficial illustration of competencies or weak level of relevance highlighted||Some identification of relevant competencies achieved||Good breadth of competencies identified with substantial relevance to future career
|Comprehensive collection of competencies identified with excellent relevance to future career|
| Reflection on performance within your professional practice and/or co-curricular activities including use of relevant academic theory and models
|No evidence of reflection.||Little evidence of personal reflection. Information presented with minimal reference to academic theory or models||Generally competent and realistic analysis but with limited reference to academic theory or models and lacking in any real depth||Good level of personal reflection with clear link to academic theory and models||Excellent level of personal reflection with clearly defined link to academic theory and models|
|Evidence of how your work experience and/or co-curricular activity has enhanced your personal/professional competence and employability
|No evidence offered to underpin argument or support perceived level of personal / professional competence or employability||Minimal evidence offered to underpin argument or support perceived level of personal / professional competence or employability||Reasonable attempt made to evidence perceived level of personal and professional competence or employability||Good level of evidence offered to underpin argument and support perceived level of personal / professional competence or employability||Excellent level of evidence offered to support perceived level of personal/professional competence presented in a highly articulate manner|
|Ability to communicate evidence of personal competencies effectively utilising an appropriate range of media across a variety of contexts||Unacceptable in terms of style, language and referencing. No reference list. Unprofessional level of presentation with poor choice of media selected.||Significant deficiencies in style and language. Questionable attribution of sources. Basic presentation with limited use of media||Style and language generally clear.
Some minor errors. Lacks substance.
Attempts at attribution of sources. Obvious effort made to present information in a professional manner with an attempt made to adopt a range of appropriate media
|Good use of appropriate media. Clear plan of how to present information with a strong standard of language, referencing and source attribution throughout||Excellent use of appropriate media. Developed plan of how to present information with a strong standard of language, referencing and source attribution throughout.|
Learning outcomes and assessment criteria specific to this assignment: On completion of the assignment, students should be able to demonstrate their ability to: 1. Identification of the main competencies relevant to your future career. 2. Reflect on your performance within your professional practice and/or co-curricular activities using relevant academic theory and models 3. Present […]