The module content covers the follow topics and is designed in line with the module learning outcomes. Additional sessions might be added to support elements of the module if required.
LEAD — Leadership and planning. Identification of opportunities for employability skills development, including leadership skills, personal development planning, building personal capabilities, situating your work in its organisational and social context, setting goals for engagement in activities, developing learning goals and making plans for individual development.
ENGAGE — Logging your engagement in activities. Gathering evidence of engagement in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities and documenting involvement.
ACHIEVE — Reflecting on your personal achievements. Evidenced-based learning; reflective learning blog; linking your experience to employability skills development and reviewing your PDP.
DEVELOP — Capturing your personal development journey within your portfolio. Components of the portfolio/drawing together reflection and evidence; self review of learning and development. Developing a portfolio statement of progress and personal development.
Successful applicants will attend a series of interactive mandatory and optional information and skill development workshops on topics ranging from reflective writing, to portfolio preparation and blogging to effective leadership, time management and use of social media. You will also be assigned an experienced mentor to support you through to completion of the module.
How will I be assessed?
The module is assessed through submission of a portfolio of evidence comprising:
LEAD — Personal leadership and personal development plan (approx 300 words)
ENGAGE — log of engagement in activities (approx 300 words per chosen skill + evidence)
ACHIEVE — Reflections upon personal achievements (approx 800 words)
DEVELOP — Summary of your personal development journey (approx 300 words)
The LEAD module Handbook 2013 can be downloaded here DIT LEAD HANDBOOK 2013