Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a combination of approaches, ideas, and techniques that will help you manage your learning and growth (CIPD, 2020). Prepare a personal

Assignment 2 brief:
Assessment Task Description
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a combination of approaches, ideas, and
techniques that will help you manage your learning and growth (CIPD, 2020).
Prepare a personal reflective journal that discusses how this module, or attending the
university in general, has contributed to your achievement of the employability and study
skills which relate to:
• Communication skills: verbal and written
• Research skills
• The use of ICTs
• Teamwork and networking
• Time and self-management
• Problem-solving skills
You should consider applying a relevant model in your reflection process such as; Kolb’s
Reflective Cycle or Gibbs Reflective Cycle, etc.
 Include evidence with examples to support the achievement of these skills
 Include a plan with objectives to hone these skills in the future
 You can write in first person for this task
Length required
2000 words max of supporting notes.
Format and Layout
Please note the following when completing your written assignment:
1. Writing: Written in English in an appropriate business/academic style
2. Focus: Focus only on the tasks set in the assignment.
3. Ensure a clear title, course, and name or ID number is on a cover sheet and work is
appropriately referenced.

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4. Research: Research should use reliable and relevant sources of information e.g.
academic textbooks and journals that have been peer-reviewed. The research should be
extensive.
5. All referencing should be in Harvard style.
Marking Criteria and Students Feedback
Common Assessment Criteria (applied to all parts of the project)
1. Research-informed Literature: Extent of research and/or own
reading, selection of credible sources, application of appropriate
referencing conventions.

15

2. Knowledge and Understanding of Subject: Extent of
knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying
principles associated with the discipline.

15

3. Analysis: Analysis, evaluation and synthesis; logic, argument
and judgement; analytical reflection; organisation of ideas and
evidence

30

4. Practical Application and Deployment: Deployment of
methods, materials, tools and techniques; application of
concepts; formulation of innovative and creative solutions to
solve problems.

30

5. Skills for Professional Practice: Attributes in professional
practice: individual and collaborative working; deployment of
appropriate media; presentation and organisation.

10

TOTAL 100