Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Professional Skills
Academic Year
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures
Field Trip 1 x 3 Hour Field Trip
Workshop 2 x 2 Hour Workshops


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Evaluation report and presentation.  40%
Semester Assessment Project management portfolio.  60%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Analyse the activities and performance of a place of employment/organisation/business

2. Assess the value and role of the employment gained and its relevance to a future career

3. Describe, for projects in land-based industries, their types and characteristics, strategies for planning, and recording of activities

4. Plan, organize and prepare a budget for an appropriate subject-specific work project

5. Produce communications utilizing appropriate media for different goals and audiences.

Brief description

The module will introduce the characteristics of different types of projects in land-based industries and how to generate project plans with aims, objectives and resource acquisition. It will develop strategies for planning and recording activities. How to evaluate the effectiveness of staff work capacities and implement work programmes with realistic objectives for a workforce will be outlined. The different types of communication media and their use for different goals and audiences will be assessed. The use and function of interpretation as a communication tool for on-site awareness of conservation/environmental issues will be described and evaluated.


Types of project, aims and objectives.
Resource acquisition and budget management.
Planning activities and recording outcomes.
Managing staff and planning workforce objectives.
Role of communication and team building.
Types of media and their potential uses.
On-site interpretive media and techniques.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Costings exercise and technical plan
Communication Written communication, oral presentation, illustrative material and technical plans via assignments
Improving own Learning and Performance
Information Technology Presentation of data in assignments
Personal Development and Career planning Evaluation report and presentation
Problem solving Undertaken via assignments
Research skills Undertaken via assignments
Subject Specific Skills
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 5