AC5090: Professional Development

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AC5090: Professional Development

Module Title Professional Development
Module Code AC5090
Module Tutor Archan Mehta
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

The module aims to build on the academic, professional and employability skills students have acquired through their studies at level 4 and their work experience, further to identify and develop their personal and professional capabilities to maximise future study and career success.

Indicative Syllabus

A range of lectures and workshops will enable students to develop practical skills in the use of accounting information systems, whilst at the same time undertaking a range of activities designed to identify key employability skills necessary to pursue their chosen careers. Students will plan and carry out work related activities, which may range from projects to work experience or volunteering activities, designed to meet their own identified development needs. A portfolio will be produced demonstrating how this has been achieved.

The period of work-related or volunteering activity can be intensive and full-time, or spread over several weeks within the time-frame of the module.  It will normally comprise the equivalent of 6 working days (approximately 45 hours).

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Understand the inter-relationship between different business functions, and the context in which a business operates; (PLO1)
  2. Develop a deeper understanding of the use of financial information in a business, and the range and value of appropriate financial application packages; (PLO7)
  3. Better understand the sector they are working within and the external and internal influencers and constraints; (PLO1)
  4. Make a realistic appraisal of their own skills and gain an appreciation of the range of professional skills appropriate to a specific employment sector; (PLO6, PLO7, PLO8, PLO9)
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 30
Independent Learning Hours: 75
Scheduled Hours on Placement: 45
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 1500 words or equivelant
002: 50% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 1500 words or equivelant
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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