Assessment BSS008-2 – Portfolio Based On Career Planning
Core learning outcomes
Assessment brief: ‘Prepare a portfolio’
Assessment 1 is a portfolio that contains evidence of how the activities of the first two blocks have enabled you to evaluate gaps in your knowledge based on the current requirements of your chosen industry. In addition, you will be required to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses in relation to the current job market (e.g. interviewing employers, listening to speakers from industry, completing skills audit questionnaire), identifying both how well you currently meet person specifications and the extent to which your current public profiles (e.g. CV’s, personal web site, Linked In etc) demonstrate that you have the skills to meet the needs of your chosen industry. The results of this gap analysis will then inform your future action planning.
The first assessment is based on the activities you have covered in Practice week Blocks 1 and 2. You have to prepare a portfolio based on activities and tasks (given below) that form an important part of your application for a job you will identify as suitable (from the given list of ‘job adverts) for your first job after university and is designed to help you match your strengths to what the employer is asking for.The Portfolio should contain the following documents:
Please use the given ‘Marking rubric’ to assess your ‘work in progress’ as it will give you a fair idea on the ‘expected grade.’
You should submit your work before 10.00 am on 16 February,2018 via Breo.
Feedback will be provided within 15 working days of the submission date. You will find your feedback on BREO.
If you are going to have difficulty submitting this assessment on time due to exceptional circumstances you should contact the Student Engagement Team as soon as possible. You can phone them on 01582 489622 or visit the team in the Campus Centre Level 2. Alternatively you can complete an online application for mitigating circumstances at:
Students Who Miss This Assessment
If you fail to submit this assessment on time than you will be given an opportunity to do a ‘referral’ where you will only be able to achieve a maximum of 40%- unless you have been awarded Mitigating Circumstances.