Module title: Volunteering and Employability

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSS08100
Module leader: Lesley Ingram
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Sport Exercise and Health Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2019/0, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lesley Ingram
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is a blended delivery module with face-to-face sessions. Students will undertake a series of directed tasks which lead to the development of an electronic portfolio to evidence and reflect upon their experience. The student will also undertake a volunteering placement which should amount to a minimum of 20 hours, organised in a pattern to fit the student’s commitments and the organisation’s needs.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided throughout the module in a variety of ways and takes place through the development of the online portfolio (summative assessment component 2). Formative feedback will be provided to all students in relation to the development of their targeted curriculum vitae via the careers department in order to help with the progression of the document.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is in two components.
Component 1 compromises of a volunteering placement aligned to career destination or personal development (10%). This will also be accompanied by a reflective report detailing personal development during placement (40%) LO 2, 5.

Component 2 will compromise of an online portfolio (50%) to demonstrate achievement of learning outcomes LO 1, 3,4,5,6. This will require the students to have successfully completed tasks aligned with employability, skills gap analysis, professional CV, develop a professional online presence and enhance networking, finally students will complete a reflective report detailing personal development.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 6
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 166
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Placement (Practical) 10 2 13 HOURS= 20, WORDS= 0
Portfolio 50 1,3,4,5 & 6 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Reflective Log 40 5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 750
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
HSS08108 Volunteering & Employability