|School||Human and Health Sciences|
|Module Title||HIB 1049|
(also 3 year document including advice and input for gaining employment skills against each year of the degree programme).
|Initiator||Selina Copley, Senior Lecturer|
|Rationale||This course is intended to equip students with both academic and practical knowledge of the Criminal Justice System in readiness for a career within the field. As such this programme integrated academic and vocational knowledge.
This initiative also developed from increasing awareness of the emphasis placed upon employment opportunities by students. The work also developed in response to the sentiments of the Leitch Report (2006), Higher Ambitions (2009) and the recent Employability directive sent to HE Careers Departments by the Coalition Government.
It is intended to embedcareer readiness within the programme so that academic attainment and employability are both elements of a comprehensive learning package. Enhanced opportunities for employment are regarded as not only consistent with a good quality product, but providing a unique selling point for a course specifically designed around employment within a particular sector.
|Description of Initiative||The careers brochure is given to students at the beginning of their programme and a talk is provided later in Term 1 once students have become orientated to their studies more broadly. In summary the key features are as follows:
|Assessment||Portfolio with a 2000 word reflective commentary.|
|Ideas for adapting||This framework can be adapted for any course and requires:
Experiential Learning for Employability (HIB 1049)
Careers brochure, Course Level, Critical thinking, CV, Employability, Intermediate, Lecture, Reflection, Reflective writing, Tutorial, Work Placement, Workshop