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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course encourages individuals to consider the place of experiential learning and reflective practice in their professional development. It also encourages consideration of personal/professional development, planning and support required in order to be successful.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Full Year Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Dr Rachel Shanks

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Distance Learning (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED3088 Professional Development 3 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The Professional Development 3 course will encourage you to consider you own development by examining reflective practice, experiential learning, support networks and learning models. You will work either individually or with peers to consider changes in professional practice and what your own personal /professional development needs to incorporate in order to maintain a professional status and outlook. This course is a compulsory course on the BA Professional Development, which is designed to provide a degree route for a range of professionals for whom there is no other,  or no appropriate, professional qualification. It is specifically designed for those in further education, community learning and/or social care environments but is open to anyone. All participants must normally be employed ( paid or voluntary) in an appropriate professional capacity.

Further Information & Notes

Optional for other university students providing they meet the employment criteria.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: In-course assessment (100%).

Resit: Re-submission of in-course assignment and examination.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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