|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Piece of academic writing (1,000 words)||40%|
|Semester Assessment||Skills development portfolio - 1000 word report and presentation incorporating word processor, spreadsheet and presentation skills.||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate competence in academic communication.
2. Demonstrate effective study skills.
3. Demonstrate an ability to apply IT to manage text, solve numerical problems and collect and present data.
This module is available only to students undertaking FdSc schemes in IBERS. It is designed to provide close academic and pastoral support to students during their first year and a framework within which to develop study skills, life skills and careers awareness supported by Personal Development Plans. It will develop essential IT skills required for the completion of other modules and which will be relevant to their employment and the needs of employers. In addition it will provide students with the necessary information, background and assistance to secure their work-placements (an integral part of their FdSc schemes).
Types of assessment and exam technique.
Writing in an academic context and sourcing information.
Essential IT skills workshops.
Oral presentations and use of power point.
Work experience placements.
CV's and interviews.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Undertaken in the skills portfolio assignment.|
|Communication||Undertaken during assignments.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Undertaken during assignments.|
|Information Technology||Undertaken during assignments.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Central theme for the module, assessed in assignments.|
|Problem solving||Undertaken during workshops and assignments.|
|Research skills||Undertaken during assignments.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Undertaken during assignments.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4