Assessment is an individual portfolio, comprising four of sections in which the student evidences the development of the generic and specific competencies relevant to their future career. Competencies and evidence will be specific to each student. The portfolio should contain the following elements:
Part 1: Identifying Competencies (approx. 250 words)
i Select an organisation/sector/industry you are considering for the next step in your career. Your first task is to identify and present the competencies needed by new graduates in this area. You must include evidence as to where you have found this information, for example the generic competency framework or examples of relevant job descriptions and/or person specifications. This evidence should be referenced.
NOTE: I selected a poultry manager that what you should work on, AND THEIR SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES SHOULD BE 5(FIVE).
Part 2: Personal Audit and Evidence of Development (approx. 1000 words)
i Using the list of skills and competencies you identified in Part 1 create a table rating yourself against these requirements.
ii For each skill/competence explain your rating, for example, leadership give a specific example which supports your claim to have developed competence as a leader; teamworking give a specific example of how you have contributed to a successful team. As you rate yourself you may find some gaps i.e where you have no evidence.
? Each example must be specific not a general description about , for example, why you think you are good at teamwork.
? Activities must have occurred during or shortly before your time at university
? You should present evidence from a range of activities, which may include
o Work experience
o Volunteering / Charity work
o Employability challenge week activities
o Career management activity
o Intercultural/international activity
o Student representation / engagement in student groups and societies
o Music and the arts
Part 3: Reflection on Learning (approx. 1500 words)
In this section you should reflect on your experiences. Your reflection should be focussed on what you have learned. Your reflection will be individual to you. You may reflect in different ways:
Look at the competencies you identified what have your learned from this
about your chosen organisation?
Consider the examples you identified and reflect e.g if you have described an
example of teamwork reflect on what you learned about working with others.
Reflect on what you have been asked to do in this assessment. Has it proved
to be easy to rate yourself? Why? Reflect on that.
These are approaches to reflection. You do not need to address each one. This module has asked to your think about your future – what you have learned in doing this?
You should make reference, where appropriate to relevant theory, drawn from this or any of your modules, and should include a reference list at the end of your portfolio
Part 4:Your Future Planning (250 words approx.)
Revisit the personal audit you created in Part 2 and consider the areas where youneed to develop and/or improve competencies.
Present a Personal Development Plan which shows what you have identified as
your development needs, what you intend to do, how you intend to do this and bywhen. The skills audit and your reflection should provide the basis for your plan.
Is your PDP realistic and achievable?
Are there any extra goals or targets you want to add?
Who may help you achieve these goals or targets? (from the
What learning or training course do you need to participate in to help you achieve
your goals and targets?
Are the target dates practical?