Module Information

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

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Evaluation report  (1500 words)  30%
Semester Assessment Oral presentation  (20 minutes)  10%
Semester Assessment Project proposal, case study  (3000 words)  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.

2. Evaluate the knowledge and skills gained during a period of work experience.

3. Choose and apply appropriate management tools to a countryside project.

4. Use information technology including GIS to help record and display data and make appropriate management decisions.

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

Brief description

The management of countryside sites and projects is complex and requires a broad range of attributes. This module provides the student with an opportunity to reflect on their experiences gained during a period of relevant countryside employment and builds on this by developing essential vocational skills in areas such as resource management, project planning, and site and workforce management. IT skills gained through earlier modules will be developed in relation to practical applications in the workplace and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an essential tool for many aspects of countryside management, will be introduced.


• Critical evaluation of personal career development.
• Project proposals and planning.
• Managing countryside sites and staff.
• Use of information technology in the countryside workplace.
• Effective communication in countryside management.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Undertaken during workshops and in case study assignment.
Communication Undertaken during all assignments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Undertaken during all assignments.
Information Technology Use of IT and in particular GIS will be a feature of the module.
Personal Development and Career planning Central theme for the module, assessed in all assignments.
Problem solving Undertaken during workshops and in case study assignment.
Research skills Undertaken during all assignments.
Subject Specific Skills Undertaken during all assignments.
Team work Considered in evaluation report but not assessed.


This module is at CQFW Level 5