PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & PRACTICE [PDP]

SHE Level 1
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M1K225355
Module Leader Charles Russell
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
Trimesters
  • A (September start)
  • B (January start)
  • C (May start)

Summary of Content

The nature and significance of the built and natural environment: to include Composition of the built and natural environment Role, responsibilities and legal liabilities of professionals in matters of practice Structure, nature and role of appropriate professional bodies, including their Codes of Practice & Rules of Conduct Ethics of professional practice Introduction to current issues in Society, Business and the Environment Presentation of information using a variety of methods, including the use of IT Time management and study skills Research skills, including sources of and sourcing information Discipline-specific practical activities The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type", is 76 %. The percentage of Work Based Assessment for this module is 60%, which is represented by Courseworks 2 and 4.

Syllabus

Professional Practice, including professional and business ethics, values, roles and responsibilities Business & Technical Skills including an introduction to the wider socio-economic, political and environmental worlds Personal & Interpersonal Skills including effective communication by a variety of media Time Management and Self Motivation Application of IT to support communication skills and programme objectives Collection, collation, analysis and synthesis of appropriate data and other relevant material Context specific case studies and foundation of core principles Professional body familiarisation

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the apprentice should be able to:1. Understand the composition of the built and natural environment 2. Recognise the roles and responsibilities of professions operating within same3. Develop a professional and ethical approach and recognise the importance of same 4. Develop an awareness of the wider economic and financial world .5.Source information from a variety of locations, including library and web 6. Communicate effectively, in writing for Higher Education, including referencing and avoiding plagiarism, oral presentations, and an introduction to us of Intranet and associated digital technologies 7. Participate effectively in independent and group-based activities 8. Appreciate significance of practical activities relevant to the specific discipline[A6, A9, B4, B5]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

In the context of a work based ethos, teaching and learning methods use authentic work based scenarios to promote action learning, inquiry based learning, problem based learning and peer learning. These approaches directly involve the apprentice in the process of learning and also encourage collaborative learning. The module will begin with 2 days of introductory seminars to provide the apprentices with a clear understanding of the curriculum and assessment requirements of the module and to engage in question / answers sessions. The remainder of the module is delivered online via GCULearn. The online component is structured using a week by week template and guides the apprentice through the subject learning and assessment requirements of the module. A range of resources such as PowerPoint, Camtasia, video clips, web links and other tailored learning relevant to the module topics are used.. Learners will be supported throughout by the module team. This includes the lecturers, work based / industrial mentors and Academic Development Tutors. Clear sign posting will ensure that module learning outcomes are progressed, reinforced though a carefully mapped formative assessment of concepts / strategies and the application of critical subject matter. This facilitates an evaluation of the level of comprehension attained by the apprentice and also enables the module team to provide support and guidance as required through email, GCULearn announcements, blogs, skype of Collaborate discussions. Summative assessments are compulsory. A mark of 35% must be achieved for each summative assessment and an overall / aggregate mark of 40% must be achieved.

Indicative Reading

Essential texts McMillan,-1 K. -1 and -2 Weyers, J. (2011) 2 nd Ed:-1 How to -1 write -1 essays -1 and -1 assignments. Pearson Education-1 : ISBN 9780273743811. -1 Cottrell, S. (2013)-1 The-1 study skills-1 handbook. -1 4th Ed. Palgrave-1 MacMillan: ISBN 9781137289254. Morton -1 Ralph (2008)-1 Construction -1 UK: Introduction-1 to the-1 Industry, -1 2nd Ed : Wiley- Blackwell : ISBN 978140519432. -1 Recommended texts Ashworth-10 A. & -1 Hogg K. (2013)-1 Willis's-1 Practice-1 & Procedures-1 for-1 the-1 Quantity Surveyor,-1 13th Ed Blackwell: ISBN 9780470672198. Smith, Jason-1 G. -3 (2011) -1 Construction Management: -1 Understanding -1 and -1 leading -1 an Ethical-1 Project-4 Team, -1 Construction-10 Analysis -1 and Planning,-1 LLC: ISBN 9780615403144. Professional Journals, other printed and web-based media as directed. www.rics.org; www.ciob.org, www.ciwem.org,www.ies.co.uk and www.iema.net Academic writing support http://www.gcu.ac.uk/ebe/ldc/supportforstudents/learningresourcelinks/

Transferrable Skills

Effective communication: written, graphical and oral Effective use of IT Time management and self-motivation Planning, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating own learning Independent and group working [C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D4, D5, E1-E7]

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Assessment (FT) 36.00
Independent Learning (FT) 152.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 20.00 35% Induction Activity
Course Work 02 n/a 30.00 35% Discipline specific Project 1
Course Work 03 n/a 20.00 35% IT Assessment
Course Work 04 n/a 30.00 35% Discipline specific Project 2