|Module code and title:||Consultancy in Practice|
|Assignment No. and type:||CW2 Individual Report|
|Submission time and date:|
This is an INDIVIDUAL piece of work and should be undertaken on your own.
The purpose of this assignment is to;
Evaluate your learning and skills development across the project
Reflect on skills gaps and how they might be addressed
Demonstrate your employability and readiness to apply for graduate level jobs, as you progress to Level 6.
The Task Requirements section below details the four tasks to be completed.
The word count of 1500 words refers specifically to Tasks one and two. The response to these tasks should be written in report format using a formal tone and a concise style. You may use the first person.
Tasks three and four will be fully assessed using the Assessment Criteria but will not be included in the word count.
Note Since this assignment needs to reflect your current knowledge/skills/experience, including learning from your client project, we do not expect to see substantial recycling of your Career Viewpoint Level 4 work.
|This assignment has been designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your achievement of the following module learning outcomes:|
|Perform efficiently and effectively as a collaborative member of a working group and as an added value contributor to the organisation assigned to the students.
Develop and demonstrate effective business communication skills.
|Task one (25 marks)
Having worked as part of the team solving your clients business problem, this task requires you to reflect on the process and evaluate your learning and your skills development. For example, Which skills have you developed and/or enhanced as a result of the project?
What do you know now that you didnt know at the start of the process?
To what extent has your level of confidence improved?
How could you use your learning in your future career? Your critical evaluation should be supported with examples.
Task two (10 marks)
Taking into account your evaluation in task one, this task requires you to identify THREE skills gaps or areas where you consider that further development would be useful, for you to be successful in your business career. Propose a plan of action for filling these gaps/developing these areas.
Task three (40 marks)
identify a graduate scheme, an internship, a placement or a graduate job that you have seen advertised, or published on a website.
Whether using the Job Search Engine or another source, please select a job where there is a reasonable level of information on the companys requirements, such as a person specification or job description. Then,
In the Appendices to your report;
Place a screenshot or print out of the job you are applying for, including the job description/person specification AND
Create a CV which is specifically tailored to the job requirements and description. For this element of the assignment, please either use the CV Builder on mybuckscareer (accessed through CVs Job Applications, then Writing your CV), or a format of your choice which includes similar information.
In the body of the report, create a simple table which;
| shows the key skills/qualities that the organisation is looking for (Column A use extracts or summaries of the job description or person specification to help) and
maps against each requirement the wording from your CV which addresses these requirements (Column B)
This table will not be included in the word count.
Task four (15 marks)
Create or update your LinkedIn profile to ensure it fully reflects your current situation. (Use the section Social Media on mybuckscareer to help you)
Place a screenshot of your profile in the Appendices. Your profile should include the following; photo, headline and summary, education, skills (at least 4), groups (at least 2) and companies (at least 2.)
The profile will not be included in the word count.
The remaining 10 marks will be for written communication.
|Referencing and research requirements|
|In this report we are not expecting academic references, it is very much a practical assignment.
If you do use references (e.g. perhaps to client documents), Please reference your work according to the Harvard Referencing style as defined in Cite Them Right Online (. This information is also available in book form: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2016) Cite them right: the essential reference guide. 10th ed. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Copies are available via the university library.
The Cite Them Right database can be accessed via the Library A to Z list of e resources
|How your work will be assessed|
|Your work will be assessed using the separate assessment grid, which takes into account the learning outcomes and the grading descriptors for Level 5. Note the allocation of marks to the different sections.|
| You are reminded of the Universitys regulations on academic misconduct, which can be viewed on the
University website: In submitting your assignment, you are acknowledging that you have read and understood these regulations
Please also note that work that is submitted up to 10 working days beyond the submission date will be considered a late submission. Late submissions will be marked and the actual mark recorded, but will
be capped at the pass mark (typically 40%), provided that the work is of a passing standard. Work submitted after this period will not be marked and will be treated as a non-submission.
|Before you submit|
|Please use the checklist below to make sure you are fit to submit your work
We recommend you use this checklist as soon as you get this assignment brief to help you plan your work
|Fit to Submit: Assignment Checklist|
This brief assignment checklist is designed to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes students make in their coursework.
HAVE YOU READ THE ASSIGNMENT BRIEF?
IF NOT, DO IT NOW!
In it you will find details of the assessment task, word count, the assessment criteria your work is marked against, and the learning outcomes the basis for the assessment strategy in each module.
Students often lose marks by forgetting some of the more straightforward elements of their assignments. We recommend that you tick off each of the points below as you prepare your work for submission. If you need any help, ask your tutor and / or visit
See Assignment Checklist below
Have you read and understood the assessment criteria?
Have you met the learning outcomes? You will lose marks and your work may even be failed if you have not.
Have you demonstrated you can think and write in the completed work? This means you have supported your arguments/explanations appropriately e.g. using relevant academic sources and you have offered discussion points which extends your own or others viewpoints to make reasoned conclusions/judgements.
Have you maintained an academic tone throughout your work? Is your work formal, focused, developed and clear?
Have you checked that the referencing in your assignment is in line with your programme requirements?
Have you proof-read your work and used spellcheck software to check your spelling and grammar?
Have you checked the presentation of your work is as specified by your tutor, for example, are font size, colour, style, line spacing and margins as the tutor specified?
Have you kept to the word count (or equivalent)? If you are not sure, check with your tutor.
Can you confirm that the work submitted is your own and not
Quality Assurance Record
|Suzanne Doria, January 2021
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