Module title: Volunteering and Employability

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

Module code: HSS08100
Module leader: Lesley Ingram-Sills
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-Sills
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

Description of module content:

This module will provide students with the opportunity to enhance their employability through the development of appropriate skills and knowledge. Through a series of directed tasks, students will identify potential areas for individual development in relation to their anticipated career destination. This will require students to undertake a skills gap analysis and developed a targeted curriculum CV. Students will be introduced to various theoretical models of reflection in order to evaluate existing skills and experience. Students will be expected to produce a portfolio to evidence the extent of their development and to reflect upon their new knowledge and skills.

The practical element of this module requires students to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of volunteering.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop a greater degree of self-awareness and be able to connect this to future employment.
L02: Identify an organisation to volunteer with, aligned this to your anticipated career destination or personal development and complete a minimum of 20 hours.
LO3: Prepare an appropriate skills based curriculum vitae that is aligned to your career destination.
LO4: Explore the role of networking & communication in the creation of a professional online presence.
LO5: Demonstrate the ability to reflect upon both existing and new skills/ experiences, using an appropriate theoretical models.
LO6: Demonstrate how your experience has contributed to your personal learning and development of your employability skills.

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