Module title: Policy and contexts for practice

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CRG11103
Module leader: Peter Robertson
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

N/A

2020/1, Trimester 1, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Peter Robertson
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Traditional lectures (including visiting speakers from different sectors) and tutorials are supported by online learning content delivered via Moodle [LO1 & 2]. There is work based learning in the programme [LO3], which is particularly relevant to this module, providing an opportunity to see government and organisational policy in context and develop working relationships.
Gender, ethnicity, disability and age are all explicitly addressed in learning materials [LOs 4 & 5]. The module essay will be set on a theme require students to think about how guidance practice impacts on equality.

Formative Assessment:
For both your assignments you will have an opportunity to develop a document structure and reference list, and to get feedback on your ideas. While working on your second assignment, you will receive feedback on your observations and interpretations from a “practice based tutor”, an experienced practitioner allocated to support you.


Summative Assessment:
You will have two written assignments for this module. The first is a traditional academic essay which broadens the focus to discuss the effectiveness of guidance services in promoting equality and inclusiveness [LOs1-5, 50 %] The second assignment is a professional report which requires you to critically evaluate practice in a major career service provider, combining your own observations with relevant literature.[LOs1 & 2 50%].


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 11
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Online Guided independent study 28
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Other Work based learning 50
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1,2 8 , WORDS= 2500
Report 50 1,2,3,4 & 5 13 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

In this module, you will study:
(1) The development, structure and function of career guidance services;
(2) The relationship between public policy, guidance practice and social justice;
(3) The impact of government policy, notably devolution, equality legislation and social inclusion;
(4) Service level responses to equality of opportunity and social justice;
(5) Partnership working and locating guidance providers within networks;
(6) Key service functions including marketing, quality assurance, client management systems;
(7) Screening and the identification of client needs.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Appraise the impact of government policies relating to the national and statutory career guidance services in the UK home nations, and demonstrate an awareness of the international context.

LO2: Critically evaluate the policy and practices of service providers in both the statutory and non-statutory sectors, including community guidance, using the available evidence.

LO3: Make and sustain working relationships with professional colleagues and identify the key principles of partnership working.

LO4: Examine common approaches to needs identification and the rationale underpinning them

LO5: Explain the major provisions of legislation and codes of practice relating to equal opportunities, and critically analyse the anti-discriminatory policy and practice of service providers.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CRG11103 Policy and contexts for practice