Professional Life Skills
Professional Life Skills 2022-23
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
This module aims to provide you with protected time to complete continuous professional development activity to enhance your competitiveness in the sport and exercise science sector.
It also aims to introduce you to life skills that will enhance your resilience by maximising your physical health and psychological well-being.
4 x 2hr lectures: Lecture 1: The first move is always the hardest…. Lecture 2: Be kind to yourself! Lecture 3: Branding YOU Lecture 4: Bagging that dream job
3 x practicals: Practical 1 (2hrs): The health check MOT Workshop 2 (2 hrs): Resilience – beyond bouncing back? Practical 3 (8 hrs): “I’m a good team worker”
7 x 2hr guest lectures: Employability talks by content experts.
Section (weighting) and specific threshold/good/excellent criteria
Reflective practice (10%):
Includes three referenced and structured reflection cycles of maximum one page each on the correct topics (one lecture, one practical, and your intervention).
Good Also includes clear link to how future practice will be enhanced.
Excellent Also includes novel reflection methodologies.
Curriculum vitae (15%): Threshold Includes a correctly formatted CV with sections including: contact details; qualifications; work experience.
Good Also includes feedback on a first draft of your CV. Also describes how your CV could be developed during your degree.
Excellent Also clearly shows how feedback has been acted upon to formulate final CV. Also clearly shows how SMART goals will enhance employability in your dream or an example role.
Internet presence (30%): Threshold Includes an internet presence on at least one platform.
Good Also has developed presence so that it is professional.
Excellent Also has developed presence so that it differentiates you to enhance employability.
Intervention (45%): Threshold Includes a report with an intervention goal, an intervention description, and an evaluation of effectiveness.
Good Also includes a SMART goal, a referenced intervention description, and a validated outcome assessment.
Excellent Also includes a challenging but realistic goal, extensive referenced justification to support the intervention, and insightful interpretation of outcome assessment.
Generic criteria: -threshold - •Limited identification of subject specific skills and generic skills and behaviours required in the sport and exercise and other sectors; •Limited ability to select interventions to manage your own health and well-being with some awareness of behaviour change theory and adoption of some behaviours that would influence health and well-being to a limited or temporary degree •Understanding of the main concepts, but with factual errors in non-core concepts •Limited analysis showing only obvious points of evaluation and links between ideas •Highly limited originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice •Highly limited evidence of independent research •Arguments presented but lack coherence with evidence for only some claims •Focused but with some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure •Acceptable presentation with appropriate expression •Attempt at correct format and appropriate referencing style
-good - •Good identification of subject specific skills and generic skills and behaviours required in the sport and exercise and other sectors; •Good ability to select interventions to manage your own health and well-being. •Clear understanding and mostly free of factual errors •Some analysis showing critical evaluation and links between ideas •Some originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice •Some independent research •Coherent arguments with evidence for most claims •Focused and well structured •Good presentation with accurate and appropriate expression •Mostly correct format and appropriate referencing style
-excellent - •Excellent identification of subject specific skills and generic skills and behaviours required in the sport and exercise and other sectors; •Excellent ability to select interventions to manage your own health and well-being, with obvious awareness of behaviour change theory and adoption of behaviours very likely to enhance and sustain health and well-being •Detailed understanding with no factual errors •Critical analysis showing evaluation and synthesis of ideas •Originality in approach, interpretation, and/or voice •Extensive independent research •Logically defended arguments with evidence for all claims •Highly focused and well structured •Excellent presentation with accurate and appropriate expression •Correct format and appropriate referencing style
- Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to plan strategies to develop sport and exercise science skills, generic skills and behaviours required to work in their preferred profession.
- Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to take responsibility for their own health and well-being, by evaluating available interventions, and consequently planning and implementing solutions, to change behaviour and enhance their physical and mental health.
Logbook Or Portfolio
Continuous Professional Development Portfolio