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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business

BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business
1.    Understand how self-managed learning can enhance lifelong development
2.    Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development
3.    Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan
4.    Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills.
Outcomes    To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
1 Understand how self- managed learning can enhance lifelong development (LO 1)    LO 1.1    evaluate approaches to self-managed learning
LO 1.2 propose ways in which lifelong learning in personal and
professional contexts could be encouraged
LO 1.3 evaluate the benefits of self-managed learning to the
individual and organisation
2 Be able to take responsibility for own personal and professional development (LO 2)    LO 2.1    evaluate own current skills and competencies against professional standards and organisational objectives
LO 2.2 identify own development needs and the activities required to meet them
LO 2.3 identify development opportunities to meet current and future defined needs
LO 2.4 devise a personal and professional development plan based on identified needs
3 Be able to implement and continually review own personal and professional development plan (LO 3)    LO 3.1    discuss the processes and activities required to implement the development plan
LO 3.2 undertake and document development activities as planned
LO 3.3 reflect critically on own learning against original aims and objectives set in the development plan
LO 3.4 update the development plan based on feedback and evaluation
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4 Be able to demonstrate acquired interpersonal and transferable skills. (LO 4)
LO 4.1 select solutions to work-based problems
LO 4.2 communicate in a variety of styles and appropriate
manner at various levels
LO 4.3 evaluate and use effective time management strategies.
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BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business
Programme:    BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business
Unit Number:    13
Unit Title:    Personal and Professional Development
Module Tutors:    Daniel Bessong | Meenakshi Handa
Emails:    Daniel.Bessong@regentcollege.uk.com
Meenakshi.Handa@regentcollege.uk.com
Assessment Type: Individual
In the first assignment you are required to evaluate yourself and produce a portfolio. Your portfolio must include the below points.
n    Identify the approaches to self managed learning and evaluate their suitability (LO 1.1)
n    What skills you require to meet organisational goals and objectives? (If you are unemployed during your studies, identify an organisation which you would seek employment after completing your studies. What skills you require to meet the goals and objectives of this organisation?) Evaluate you own current skills and competencies against the professional standards and organisational objectives. Draft your current CV (LO 2.1)
n    Identify your personal and professional development needs and what activities required to meet them. Produce an inventory of the needs and required activities (LO
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n    Identify the development opportunities to meet current and future needs you have identified above. (LO 2.3)
n    Devise a personal development plan to achieve your intended goal. This personal development plan (PDP) should discuss the short term objectives and long term objectives and the processes and activities required to implement the development plan. (LO 2.4, 3.1, 3.2)
n    Critically discuss your own learning against the aims and objectives you have mentioned in the PDP (LO3.3)
n    Update your PDP upon based following the above evaluation. You must submit PDP version 01 and PDP reviewed version. (LO 3.4)
You will be assessed on the quality of the information provided in this assignment. You should identify the above issues clearly and present professionally in a report format. Your self evaluation should be ‘SMART’ than a mere description. You may analyse qualities of existing business entrepreneurs for you to carry out the self evaluation.
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For the first part of your report, identify one work based problems relating to the career/industry you are interested in/aiming to achieve/pursue. Discuss the learning styles which can be implemented to overcome the problems you have identified. You should seek to communicate this information in an appropriate manner at various levels (Strategic, Tactical and Operational) (LO 4.1, 4.2)
For the second part of the report, identify and evaluate three time management strategies. Discuss the most suited strategy for you, justify your answer. (LO 4.3)
Discuss how you have identified your learning and development method. Recommend how people could learn to identify suitable methods for development and suggest how you could encourage lifelong learning in personal and professional context. Evaluate the benefits of self
managed learning to the individual and to the organisation. (LO 1.2, 1.3)
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Assessment Criteria:
P1-P11 Pass Criteria
M1-M4 Merit Criteria
D1-D4 Distinction Criteria
To Achieve a Pass
To gain a pass grade you must attempt all three assignments and you must satisfy the pass criteria as outlined below.
LO 1.1 evaluate approaches to self-managed learning (P1)
LO 1.2 propose ways in which lifelong learning in personal and professional contexts could
be encouraged (P2)
LO 1.3 evaluate the benefits of self-managed learning to the individual and organisation
(P3)
LO 2.1 evaluate own current skills and competencies against professional standards and
organisational objectives (P4)
LO 2.2 identify own development needs and the activities required to meet them (P5)
LO 2.3 identify development opportunities to meet current and future defined needs (P6)
LO 2.4 devise a personal and professional development plan based on identified needs (P7)
LO 3.1 discuss the processes and activities required to implement the development plan
(P8)
LO 3.2 undertake and document development activities as planned (P9)
LO 3.3 reflect critically on own learning against original aims and objectives set in the
development plan (P10)
LO 3.4 update the development plan based on feedback and evaluation (P11)
LO 4.1 select solutions to work-based problems (P12)
LO 4.2 communicate in a variety of styles and appropriate manner at various levels (P13)
LO 4.3 evaluate and use effective time management strategies. (P14)
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To Achieve a Merit
To gain a merit grade you must achieve all the pass mark criteria and in addition you must satisfy the criteria as outlined below.
Submit your work on time and in appropriate format. (M1)
Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions through effective judgement (M2)
Select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques. You are judged on the application of relevant theories and techniques and the justification for their application (M3)
Present and communicate appropriate findings. This includes the use the appropriate structure and approach with coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audience (M4)
To Achieve a Distinction
To gain a Distinction grade you must achieve all the pass mark criteria and all the merit mark criteria and in addition you must satisfy the criteria as outlined below.
Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions including realistic improvements which have been proposed against defined characteristics for success. (D1)
Demonstrate convergent / lateral/creative thinking by showing evidence on receptiveness to new ideas and effective thinking in unfamiliar contexts. (D2)
Take responsibility for managing and organising activities including accommodating the unforeseen and recognising the importance of interdependence. (D3)
Your subject tutor will be able to give you general guidance and feedback on improving your work however it is your responsibility to seek feedback from the subject tutors on the above criteria for you to achieve the intended grades.
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Support materials
Textbooks
HNC/HND BTEC Business Course Book, Core Unit 8 Business Strategy (BPP Publishing, London, 2000) ISBN: 0751770388
Coulter M — Strategic Management 2nd Edition (Prentice Hall, 2001) ISBN: 0130400068
Johnson G and Scholes K — Exploring Corporate Strategy (Prentice Hall, 2002) ISBN: 0273651129
Lynch R — Corporate Strategy (Prentice Hall, 1999) ISBN: 0273643037
Thompson J L — Understanding Corporate Strategy (Thomson Learning, 2001) ISBN: 1861527551
Newspapers
The Financial Times
Videos
Blood on the Carpet series
The Business
Trouble at the Top series
Trouble Shooter series (John Harvey Jones)
Websites
www.bloomberg.com    Bloomberg, provider of worldwide financial information
www.emerald-library.com/EMR    Provides access to journals
www.ft.com    The Financial Times
www.hemscott.net    Provides company information
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Plagiarism and Collusion
When producing the assignments, Learners must not copy any material whole or part from fellow students intentionally or unintentionally. Any materials including phrases, paragraphs, diagrams, tables, charts or graphics copied from books, journals, web sites or any other sources must be properly referenced according to the Harvard referencing system. Even if the words are changed or altered learners must clearly reference the source. However learners must not include contents from other sources for over 25% of overall assignment, therefore learners are required to produce a ‘Turn-it-in’ originality report for any coursework, essays submitted for assessment. Any assignments submitted without a ‘Turn-it-in’ report will be refused and returned without marking.
Collusion: Unless stated otherwise, you must not produce assignments in collaboration with fellow students where the assessment is based on the individual work. Such material will be refused by the assessor and you will receive no mark. You must not share your individual assignments with fellow students and in an event both lender and the receiver will be disqualified for the assessment.
Plagiarism and Collusion is seriously dealt with according to the regulations at Regent College and any learner who fails to produce an original piece of work may disqualify of taking the assessment and may have to repeat the unit.
Extension and Late Submission
If you require an extension you must produce a valid reason with evidence. You must request extension using a coursework extension request form available from the college. Please note that the lecturers do not have the authority to extend the coursework deadlines and therefore do not ask them to award a coursework extension. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical Diploma in the event of you being sick.
Late submission will only receive a pass mark unless you provide a valid reason for the late submission with evidence. However the assessor has the right to refuse your assignment if you submit after the deadline unless you provide a valid reason for the late submission with evidence.
Any late submissions must accompany a completed Late Submission form with the evidence such as a medical Diploma in the event of you being sick.
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General Guidance
This unit is assessed on 100% coursework including your active participation in lessons. You must submit both assignments to receive an overall mark.
You should plan well in advance on how to tackle this assignment. You should seek knowledge outside the classroom lectures and activities to gain maximum learning outcome. You should access recommended supporting materials as suggested and use the knowledge in your assignments.
In terms of attendance and participation, you should attend lessons regularly and participate in class activities which would be taken into account before the final mark is awarded. Your participation in the lessons will count towards your grades and your regular attendance is in line with the College regulations and the Home Office regulations.
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Feedback Sheet
Programme:    BTEC Higher National Diploma in Business
Unit Number and Title:    Unit 13, Personal and Professional Development
Module Tutor:    Perry Ellis
Learner name:
Information/feedback on assessment and grading criteria
Assessment criteria
(Pass-P)    Achieved    Evidence    Feedback
LO 1.1    evaluate approaches to
self-managed learning (P1)    Yes/No
LO 1.2 propose ways in which lifelong learning in personal and professional contexts could be encouraged (P2)    Yes/No
LO 1.3    evaluate the benefits of
self-managed learning to the individual and organisation (P3)    Yes/No
LO 2.1 evaluate own current skills and competencies against professional standards and organisational objectives (P4)    Yes/No
LO 2.2 identify own development needs and the activities required to meet them (P5)    Yes/No
LO 2.3 identify development opportunities to meet current and future defined needs (P6)    Yes/No
LO 2.4 devise a personal and
professional development plan
based on identified needs (P7)    Yes/No
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LO 3.1    discuss the processes and activities required to implement the development plan (P8)    Yes/No
LO 3.2 undertake and document development activities as planned (P9)    Yes/No
LO 3.3 reflect critically on own learning against original aims and objectives set in the development plan (P10)    Yes/No
LO 3.4 update the development plan based on feedback and evaluation (P11)    Yes/No
LO 4.1    select solutions to work-based problems (P12)    Yes/No
LO 4.2 communicate in a variety of styles and appropriate manner at various levels (P13)    Yes/No
LO 4.3 evaluate and use effective time management strategies. (P14)    Yes/No

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