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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This blended learning course allows students to put together a claim for prior experiential learning in addition to learning about experiential learning and reflective practice.

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?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Teacher Training (TT) (Studied) or BA Professional Development (Studied)
  • Distance Learning (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The Recognition of Experiential Learning through Professional Practice Course enables students to consider learning from all aspects of their life which relates to their professional development and to demonstrate their learning through academic writing and personal evidence. The course is assessed by a 2000 word written assignment and the production of a portfolio for credit.

Tutor support is provided.

Further Information & Notes

It is a 15 credit SQCF level 9 course; the portfolio is assessed separate for credit on the BA in Professional Development.

To undertake this course participants ideally should be employed in a relevant professional context or be able to access one. Voluntary work is acceptable.

Contact the course co-ordinator if in doubt about suitability for access.

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: The assignment is in two parts. 1) Presentation of a portfolio of evidence of own learning including commentary on how this relates to professional development at the appropriate SCQF level. 2) An informed report of 2000 words on the significance of prior learning for professional development.

Please note: Both parts of the assignment are required to complete the course and to gain the 15 credits.
The portfolio will be presented for credit on the BAPD (or other programme as required) and assessed separately.
A CASS mark will be given on the report only.
Resit: Resubmission on one occasion only of the above or part of the above.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment forms a major part of this module and the tutor will work largely on an individual basis with students as they develop their portfolio and report.


Formative assessment will be given both verbally and in a written or printed format.

Summative assessment will be given in a written or printed format indicating clearly positive and negative elements and, where necessary, areas for improvement.

Course Learning Outcomes


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