PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) - 2018/9
Module code: FVPP001
Music and Media
HAIGH A Mr (Music & Med)
Number of Credits
Professional Training Year
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Pass/Fail competencies||CV AND COVER LETTER||10|
|Pass/Fail competencies||PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REVIEW (PDR)||15|
|Oral exam or presentation||PRESENTATION||15|
Alternative assessment is available for the PDR only: a report of no more than 1,000 words providing a critical analysis of your experiences on work placement in terms of the six key competencies outlined in the PDR.
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
You must complete an approved professional training placement.
This module supports your development of personal and professional attitudes and abilities appropriate to professional employment. It supports and facilitates self-reflection and transfer of learning from your Professional Training placement experiences to your final year of study and your future employment. The module is concerned with Personal and Professional Development towards holistic academic and non-academic learning, and is a process that involves self-reflection, documented via the creation of a personal record, planning and monitoring progress towards the achievement of personal objectives. Development and learning may occur before and during the placement, and this is reflected in the assessment model as a progressive process. However, the graded assessment takes place primarily towards the end of the placement. Additionally, the module aims to enable you to evidence and evaluate your placement experiences and transfer that learning to other situations through written and presentation skills.
To enable you to acquire and develop knowledge as it occurs in professional practice
To enable you to apply academic knowledge to work activities and processes in practice
To enable you to mature through the evaluation of your placement experiences
To support you in developing and applying new skills appropriate to the professional setting in which you are working; and
To enable you to develop the employability skills and attitudes/approach that graduate employers look for and that are required of a person working in a professional capacity.
|001||Demonstrate job-seeking and job acquiring skills relevant to your chosen sector||CPT|
|002||Identify personal strengths||CPT|
|003||Identify key personal and professional objectives in relation to your Professional Training year||KCPT|
|004||Demonstrate an understanding of your placement organisation(s) and how you fit within it/them||CPT|
|005||Apply academic knowledge to professional practice||KCT|
|006||Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour||PT|
|007||Evaluate your personal and professional development||KCPT|
|008||Use the information/knowledge gained on placement to inform your career aims||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
The module focuses on achieving the learning outcomes by offering, via the Placement and associated activities, the opportunity for you to nurture the employability skills that graduate employers look for and to develop the professional identity, competencies and attributes that support future employability.
Indicative content includes:
placement scheme overview;
writing a CV and cover letter;
experiences of employees and placement students;
Health & Safety at work and risk assessments; and
workplace activities as determined by your employer.
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to further your personal and professional development and to enhance your work-related skills, before, during and after your placement. Much of the learning will be independent.
The learning and teaching methods may include:
online learning resources;
experiential learning through the placement itself;
placement visits from your University Visiting Professional Training Tutor;
mentoring from your workplace supervisor;
assisted critical self-reflection by way of the PDR; and
discussions with other students.
The assessment strategy is designed to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the learning outcomes and the acquisition of the employability skills and competencies that support your graduate employability.
The summative assessment for this module consists of:
CV and Cover Letter (LO1, LO2, LO4, LO6, LO8) to be submitted at two stages: (i) before commencing placement (2nd year semester 1), for review and feedback; and (ii) upon completion of the placement year, appropriately updated, at which point the pass/fail mark will be awarded;
PDR (LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6, LO7) to be started prior to the placement and completed over the duration of the placement period, submitted in four stages: (i) 2nd year semester 2; (ii) placement year one week prior to visiting tutor’s first visit; (iii) one week prior to visiting tutor’s second visit; and one week prior to visiting tutor’s final visit (where each ‘visit’ might be in person or via telecommunications);
Placement Report (LO2, LO4, LO5, LO6, LO7, LO8) to be submitted at the end of the placement year, and to include a subject-specific or technical section (2,000 words) and a section containing reflection on your personal and professional development (2,000 words);
Presentation (LO2, LO4, LO6, LO7) covering your placement experience, to be delivered during final year semester 1.
Formative assessment and feedback
The only formal formative assessment for this module is the stage-1 CV submission; you will receive feedback on this CV prior to your placement in order to help you to improve it. You will receive on-going feedback as you develop your PDR; this can feed directly into the reflective element of your Placement Report. You will also receive feedback on both your Placement Report and your Presentation. Ad hoc individual tutorial feedback will also be available.
Reading list for PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/fvpp001
Programmes this module appears in
|Film and Video Production Technology BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
|Film and Video Production Technology BA (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.