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Coursework Assignment Brief



Autumn 2014

Module Code: 


Module Title:

Personal Development Planning


BSc – Extended Programme


Level 0

Awarding Body:


Module Leader

Paul Breen





Any special requirements:

All work should be submitted on the Student Portal along with an acceptable Turnitin Report – maximum 15%

Word Limit:

1200 word limit

Deadline date for submission:

5th  December 2014

Learning outcomes to be examined in this assessment

Plan a series of actions and follow these through;

a) Construct reflective logs on chosen subjects to highlight the skills acquired and emphasise how improvement in performance is being achieved.

b) Exhibit motivation and confidence in engaging in personal and career development and planning.

c) Demonstrate progressive learning through a series of agreed milestones.

Percentage of marks awarded for module:

This assignment is worth 40% of the total marks for the module

Assessment criteria

Explanatory comments on  the assessment criteria  

Maximum marks for each section 

Contextualisation, title, and outline of the purpose of the report.

Evidence of careful consideration and construction of a title for the essay, clear statements of purpose, and being able to define the context for readers.


Constructive critical analysis, introduction, conclusion

Demonstration of a clear understanding of the issues.



Content, style, relevance, originality 

Clear demonstration of rigorous research from recognised authoritative sources. Audience focus. 


Format, referencing, bibliography

Format, referencing, bibliography. Full text referencing and bibliography preferably using the Harvard citation method      

10 %


Candidates must clearly label their ID Number on additional separate reference, formula or answer sheets.  


Assignment Task

Your task is to write a 1200 word essay on the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your future career.

(1)   Title – An analysis of skills and Knowledge required to undertake degree studies in ___________ and follow a future career path in __________________’

(2)   Introduction – Describe your course of study and intended future career path in the third person e.g. Students of Oil and Gas Management generally progress into careers in industry. As such they need a range of skills in working with people …..

(3)   Definition of the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this field – Here, you need to do research on the career options available to students in your subject and find out what particular skills are required to follow a particular career path e.g. In order to become a Human Resource Manager, there is a need to have strong communication skills.

(4)   Ways of developing skills and knowledge in this area – You need to focus on ways of developing your skills in particular areas e.g. There are different ways of developing communication skills, such as regular practice of presentations, public speaking, and listening to other presenters to get a sense of how they communicate.

(5)   Conclusion – overall summary of what has been written in the essay. You should also include some reference to how a task such as this can help students in their future career path.

Subject Business
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/01/2014 12:00 am
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