EG223-5-AP-CO:
Continual Professional Development

The details
2023/24
Edge Hotel School
Colchester Campus
Autumn & Spring
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 22 March 2024
15
27 September 2023

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
(none)
(none)
(none)

 

(none)

Key module for

BA N888 Events Management,
BA NA88 Events Management (Including Year Abroad),
FDA N889 Events Management

Module description

The purpose of this module is for you to consolidate your professional and personal learning and to focus on the development of techniques and strategies for self-management of your continuous professional development. You will develop critical self-reflection skills as well as provide an understanding of the role and relevance of research for managers in decision making. The module will also provide opportunity to develop a range of skills to prepare you for career advancement and employment opportunities.

Module aims

This module aims to enable you to:
1. Critically reflect on professional and personal development.
- The role of lifelong learning in career development;
- Identification of career and personal goals.

2. Evaluate and review the key employment opportunities presented by the hospitality industry.
- Understanding personal strengths and weaknesses in seeking employment opportunities;
- Developing a professional cv;
- Making a job application;
- Interviewing techniques;
- The role and importance of professional associations and networks;
- The importance of ethics and values in personal and corporate behavior.

3. Construct a detailed personal development plan.
- Methods of developing a plan;
- Monitoring a personal development plan.

4. Understand the principles of research design and evaluate a range of research methods.
- The role of research in supporting management decisions;
- Research philosophy and strategies;
- Research design and design criteria;
- Qualitative and quantitative techniques;
- Sampling and validity.

Module learning outcomes

At the conclusion of this module you should be able to:
1. Critically reflect on professional and personal development.
2. Evaluate and review the key employment opportunities presented by the hospitality industry.
3. Construct a detailed personal development plan.
4. Understand the principles of research design and evaluate a range of research methods.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

Learning and teaching will take the shape of either classroom based or online lectures and seminars where Wivenhoe House will be used to contextualize theory and illustrate practice. Self-managed learning will supplement seminars where you will be provided with guidance on required reading and on-line learning resources.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Individual Presentation  15/03/2024   
Coursework   Reflective Statement  24/05/2024   

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Mrs Zoe Monk, email: zoe.monk@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
Yes
No
No

External examiner

Mr James Ellerby
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 20 hours, 20 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

Further information
Edge Hotel School

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