Core Module Information
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


Description of module content:

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

The practical element of this module requires you to undertake a minimum of 20 hours of volunteering and reflect on the experience.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop a greater degree of self-awareness and be able to connect this to future employment.
LO2: Volunteer, complete a departmental project or interview and analyse a organisation / person aligned this to your anticipated career destination. A minimum of 20h must be completed on the chosen task
LO3: Develop an understanding of creating a curriculum vitae (CV) that is aligned to your career destination and highlight you key attributes, skills & experience.
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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, 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. You will undertake a series of directed tasks which lead to the development of an electronic portfolio to evidence and reflect upon your experience. You will also undertake a volunteering placement which should amount to a minimum of 20 hours, organised in a pattern to fit your 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 in relation to the development of your 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%, LO2, due in week 13). This will also be accompanied by a reflective report detailing personal development during placement .(40%, LO5, due in week 13).

Component 2: Compromises of an online portfolio (50%, covering LOs 1,3,4,5 & 6, due in week 9) . This will require you to have successfully completed tasks aligned with employability, skills gap analysis, professional CV, develop a professional online presence and enhance networking.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 2
Online Lecture 2
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
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= 20.00
Reflective Log 40 5 13 , WORDS= 750
Portfolio 50 1,3,4,5 & 6 9 , WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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