Personal Development

Our aim during the course of this programme is to support your development, equipping you with skills that will help you with your future career path and also personal and social development. We will do this in a variety of ways including:

  • Providing individual support to help increase your employability skills
  • Increase your awareness of key British values such as democracy, mutual respect, tolerance for all and the rule of the law
  • Assess your personal learning and thinking skills and provide appropriate support to ensure you are confident in yourself and your abilities
  • Conduct regular guidance meetings to support you with your future plans
  • Work with you to reflect on personal behaviour and the moral responsibility that we all have to support others and create a supportive and productive society


  • Analytic thinking skills are developed through academic protocols, discussion in classroom, assignment work and tutorial sessions.
  • Practical skills are an essential component of the programme and are developed through classroom activity, projects, and independent work and peer/tutor feedback.
  • Common Skills such as oral and written communication are developed in group and tutorial sessions, through assignments and practical assessments.
  • All staff has relevant industry experience.


Each unit is assessed by individual or group participation, individual presentation, research and coursework assignments.

  • Assessment activities provide major opportunities for learning, including:
  • Group and individual work
  • Peer Feedback
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Essay, evaluations and assignments All assessments are delivered through a standard system, which makes the context and the assessment criteria clear. There are assessment weeks. Grades accumulate over the year. The External Examiner samples student work and grades. An annual Exam Board finalises all student grades.
  • Competence and knowledge are assessed through a range of methods, including