The assessment comprises a 3000 word reflective portfolio of evidence focusing on three main aspects of academic and employability skills development, namely:
1. Undertake a critical review of the literature regarding ‘employability’. Consider the current market place for graduates and choose a career path informed by career theory” (up to 1.400 words, worth of 35%).
(Part 1, please use the attached template 1 for details on content and recommended structure);
2. Informed by part 1, provide a theoretically informed detailed personal career plan based on a reflective self-assessment of your knowledge, skills and abilities mapped against your prospective employer requirements and job role (up to 1.600 words, worth of 40%).
(Part 2, please use the attached templates to structure the content);
3. Provide a supporting set of toolkit results summary (including key results and themes) and selection tools as evidence of module engagement and skill development.
(Part 3 please use the attached template 3a to structure the content (25%).
Important note: You must retain a copy of all your completed toolkits as your Tutor may ask to view your ‘working documents’.
For further guidance on relevant content to structure parts 2 and 3 please see enclosed templates with notes provided in red.
Your portfolio of evidence will throughout consistently focus on:
1. Upon completion of your education you will look for a graduate position at a targeted company (the graduate position may also be at your company, if you are taking this degree to progress your career, whilst in employment).
Word limits and penalties for assignments
If the assignment is within +10% of the stated word limit no penalty will apply.
The word count is to be declared on the front page of your assignment and the assignment cover sheet. The word count does not include:
Title and Contents page Reference list Appendices
Appropriate tables, figures and illustrations (preferably within the main body of the commentary clearly labelled and referenced)
Please note, in text citations [e.g. (Smith, 2016)] and direct secondary quotations [e.g. “dib-dab nonsense analysis” (Smith, 2016 p.123)] are INCLUDED in the word count.
If this word count is falsified, students are reminded that under ARNA page 30 Section 3.4 this will be regarded as academic misconduct.
If the word limit of the full assignment exceeds the +10% limit, 10% of the mark provisionally awarded to the assignment will be deducted. For example: if the assignment is worth of 70 marks, but it is above the word limit by more than 10%, a penalty of 7 marks will be imposed, giving a final mark of 63.
Note: For those assessments or partial assessments based on calculation, e.g. cover letter, application form, psychometric tests, marks will be gained on an accumulative basis. In these cases, marks allocated to each section will be made clear in the marking rubric.