This module aims to recognise and award credit to the important learning that takes place outside the confines of formal academic study, in particular the personal and professional skills developed by undertaking a leadership role over a sustained period of time. It also aims to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to enable them to detail and critically reflect on the ways in which they plan, develop and achieve programme specific employability skills, including leadership skills, through engagement within extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.

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; developing an action plan for this module.

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


For more information please see the LEAD Handbook 2017