Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Practice 2

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: TBS08102
Module leader: Maggie Anderson
School The Business School
Subject area group: Generic - Business School


Description of module content:

In this module you will focus on reflective writing, presentation skills and knowledge of organisational performance. You are asked to use modules that you have completed so far as a lens to reflect on organisational performance in your organisation and your professional development in the workplace.

You will be employed as a Graduate Apprentice and undertake a wide range of tasks during your employment in context relevant to your role. In this module you will develop a deeper understanding of your own personal and professional development and how this can be of benefit to your organisation.

The module will allow you the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate your professional practice in the workplace. The learning outcomes assess your knowledge and skills appropriate to your work-place with an emphasis on the development of business, technology and soft skills. This module is designed to develop critical reflective practice, skills and attitudes, and act as a focus for your continuous professional development. The module will allow you the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate your professional practice in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate a knowledge of business and management theory and apply it to practical problems in the workplace.
LO2: Identify and apply appropriate skills to support team-working, decision-making, time management and communication skills in the workplace.
LO3: Demonstrate the ability to undertake work experience over an extended period, including the associated planning, target-setting, record-keeping and reporting.
LO4: Appraise, reflect and report on personal, professional and technical achievements taking into consideration ethical and professional issues.
LO5: Demonstrate and reflect upon organisational performance, industry and opportunities.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Maggie Anderson
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You are required to be employed as a Graduate Apprentice to complete this module, and be primarily based in and around Edinburgh. The learning and teaching methods align to learning outcomes 1 to 5.

The module is designed around online and student-centred learning in practice with an emphasis on developing a learning community where you can learn and develop together in informal networks in which mutual respect and trust prevails. The module is introduced by an induction workshop which introduces you to the module, building on their experience in Professional Practice 1, demonstrating the online resources and explaining the assessment process. During the induction session presentation and communication skills are reinforced and practiced

You will develop a reflective log which acts as the focus for discussion with their line manager and academic tutor. The collaborative nature of this agreement is important to ensure that the work based activities not only meet the requirements of the students and academic assessment but also the employer benefits through improved staff skills and resources. This will normally be achieved by a face-to-face meeting between all three parties but other means of communication, such as MS Teams will also be used.

During this module there will be two mentoring visits to the organisation by a member of staff, to monitor progress and provide feedback. These may also be via MS Teams. Support will be also given through online discussion groups.

Formative Assessment:
Tutorial/practical sessions are used to provide formative feedback for students on the module. . During these sessions, module tutors assess and evaluate student performance on tasks relevant to the summative assessment, providing timely feedback which supports the development of your capabilities. Work-based learning takes place throughout the GA, from interaction with colleagues and the teaching team, from reflection, from maintaining a reflective log and collecting evidence. Workplace mentors will also provide formative feedback during the two face-to-face meetings.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is conducted in the form of an interim report and presentation in Week 6, of Trimester 2 and the final report in Week 13 of Trimester 3. In assessment one, the interim report and corresponding presentation, you will demonstrate your knowledge of your a specific workplace issue, identified and agreed in Trimester 1, by outlining the organisation’s performance, industry and recommendations for future opportunities. Your interim report will be 1000 words and the presentation will be 10 minutes in length. (LO1, LO2, LO5)

In assessment two, the report and reflective log, you will reflect upon your professional growth in the workplace and draw on examples from your reflective log. You will highlight areas of growth and improvement as well as those areas which require future development. The goal is to align this assessment with your personal development plan at work and the key elements outlined in the LOs. Your report will be 2000 words in length. (LO3, LO4, LO5)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Online Guided independent study 8
Other Work based learning 180
Independent Learning Guided independent study 200
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 20 1,2,5 18 HOURS= 00.10, WORDS= 0
Report 30 1,2,5 18 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Reflective Log 50 3,4,5 43 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Graduate Apprenticeship: Professional Practice 2