Unit guide & assignment
Download CCA507 unit guide
Thursday, 12 July 2012
This unit guide was written by Sally and contains all of the learning outcomes for the unit and the assessment details for students. It also contains the marking criteria and a 'contents' list so that students can make sure that they cover everything.
On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:
Knowledge and Understanding
- K1 Identify and interpret what an organisation is looking for, in its recruitment of work placement interns
- K2 Recognise the technical, creative and managerial operations and skills involved in undertaking a work placement.
- C1 Negotiate a clear set of work placement objectives
Practical and Professional Skills
- P1 Design and produce an electronic portfolio to support their CV, to provide evidence of their professional experience
Transferable and Key Skills
- T1 Communicate information and ideas in an accurate, persuasive and creative manner.
- T2 Demonstrate professional conduct in a work placement setting
- T3 Develop confidence to ask for help when required
External Examiner's comments
"The modules often have a strong practical focus and the emphasis on current social media tools is strong. The use of the e-portfolio for the employability module is commendable. The encouragement of finding work experience is most helpful for the students’ employability. "
"This course was received for external examination in good time. The student handout is clear. The criteria for the portfolio are very clear."
"The level of assessment was on the whole appropriate. It is good that students are required to do a SWOT analysis on themselves and to feed their weaknesses into their personal development plan"
"This commendable module not only encourages students to prepare for employment but also to develop their technical skills."
Examples of student ePortfolios
How did the unit help prepare you for your work placements?
How was it using Mahara?
How can Mahara be improved?
Do you think that this type of unit should be available to students on other courses?
Do you think you'll continue using Mahara during your final year?
Key points from student feedback:
- Mahara allowed the students to be creative with their presentation
- Students shared their ePortfolios with their employers who thought they were useful
- Students felt they could demonstrate their skills as opposed to just saying that they have them.
- The students are going to use their ePortfolios during their final to keep themselves on track and up-to-date.