APPRENTICESHIP PORTFOLIO

SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 0.00
ECTS Credit Points 0.00
Module Code MHN225370
Module Leader Constantinos Choromides
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Management
Trimester
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Summary of Content

On-programme assessment will take place to demonstrate learning and development activities and their application in the workplace. Apprentices will be assessed whilst undertaking work-based activities and the outcome of assessment recorded. Methods used to assess the apprentice must be valid and reliable, and allow for the generation of evidence which is sufficient to make judgments about the apprentice's level of knowledge and understanding, skills and competencies. The assessments will result in a portfolio of evidence that must contain evidence of the knowledge and understanding, skills and behaviours that the apprentice has acquired and the application of these. It will demonstrate their very best work, evidencing the apprentices' achievements and capabilities and where they may have exceeded the requirements of the role. The portfolio should enable the apprentice to demonstrate how they have applied their knowledge and understanding, skills and behaviours in a real work environment to achieve real work objectives, over the entire period of the apprenticeship. The portfolio will also show how the apprentice has demonstrated the behaviours, especially around contact with others, team work and areas where they have exceeded the requirements of the role. This can be in the form of manager's report, emails, customer comments, peer review etc. The portfolio must demonstrate evidence against the Apprenticeship Standard and Framework, and will support the attainment of Chartered Manager status. Employers and GCU will assist the apprentice to develop their portfolio to ensure that it is complete and that it covers the totality of the Standard. Evidence of on-programme assessment must be collated in a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio will be expected to contain evidence of the application of knowledge and demonstration of skills and behaviours relating to -360b7 operational management/ strategy b7 project management b7 business finance b7 sales & marketing b7 digital business & new technologies -360b7 communication b7 leading people b7 managing people b7 building relationships b7 awareness of self & others b7 being agile b7 management of self and decision making b7 taking responsibility b7 inclusivity b7 professionalism.

Syllabus

Evidence of on-programme assessment must be collated in a portfolio of evidence. The portfolio will be expected to contain evidence of the application of knowledge and demonstration of skills and behaviours relating to -360b7 operational management/ strategy b7 project management b7 business finance b7 sales & marketing b7 digital business & new technologies b7 communication b7 leading people b7 managing people b7 building relationships b7 awareness of self & others b7 being agile b7 management of self and decision making b7 taking responsibility b7 inclusivity b7 professionalism Evidence is not prescribed and could include -360b7 assignments b7 reports b7 practical exercises b7 projects b7 minutes b7 appraisals against performance objectives b7 development plans b7 customer comments b7 records of observation of performance and professional discussions b7 personal reflective log b7 feedback on behaviours via contact with others b7 team work - manager's report b7 emails b7 peer review The portfolio must however include evidence of: A. Regular reviews of performance between the apprentice and line manager B. Feedback from line manager, peers and direct reports C. A Continual Professional Development (CPD) Log

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate evidence that they have acquire knowledge, skills and behaviours as defined in the standard via the modules and assessments provided by GCU2. Explore their broader experience and demonstrate how the knowledge and skills defined in the Standard have been met, and various competencies have been practiced in the workplace

Teaching / Learning Strategy

A. Regular reviews of performance between the apprentice and line manager Regular reviews between the line manager/ work place mentor and apprentice must take place and records of these retained. These reviews should include the apprentice's progress towards activities that contribute towards the apprenticeship, and ensure that the apprentice is being given the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in the workplace. These records must be made available as part of the portfolio. There will be regular reviews (at the end of each trimester) between workplace mentor and GCU Academic Team with a formal annual on-programme assessment of progress. B. Feedback from line manager, peers and direct reports Feedback should be obtained on the apprentice's performance, including 180 degree or 360-degree feedback from managers, peers and direct reports. 360-degree feedback is where raters include people at all levels of relationship with the apprentice, i.e. bosses, peers/colleagues, as well as direct reports. 180-degree feedback is where raters are at the same level as the apprentice (peers or colleagues), and the person the apprentice reports to. This exercise should be conducted sensitively and input should be anonymous to the apprentice where possible. The outcome of this exercise should be discussed with the apprentice to allow opportunities for further development based upon this feedback. This may be in the form of an action plan or included in a personal development log. Evidence of this process must be included in the portfolio of evidence. C. A Continual Professional Development Log The portfolio must contain evidence of CPD, training and personal development activities and how learning was applied to the role and workplace. This can include all training and development undertaken as part of the apprenticeship. A personal development log should be maintained and made available as part of the portfolio. This will form part of a professional discussion with the independent assessor as part of the end-point assessment. All evidence contained within the portfolio must relate to that produced by the apprentice. A declaration of authenticity should be included.

Indicative Reading

The essential reading is available at <https://www.managers.org.uk/apprenticeships-and-epa/apprenticeships/level-6-chartered-manager-degree-apprenticeship> Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Standard Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Assessment Plan Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship Guidance

Transferrable Skills

Self-management: self-motivation, time management and critical self-reflection and evaluation of personal performance. Interpersonal Skills: an ability to work collaboratively and constructively with others in seminars and outside of class in allocated groups. Oral and written communication skills, negotiation skills and presentation skill Information technology skills will be developed through Internet searches and online communication. Analytical, evaluative and creative problem solving will be developed throughout the module experience but especially through case studies, seminar debates.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 160.00
Assessment (FT) 40.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 n/a E portfolio of evidence: Contextualising and applying the apprenticeship standards to the workplace.Students' entries should demonstrate an understanding of the pertinent perspectives on business management