Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
You need excellent communication skills in order to be successful, not only while studying in the UK, but throughout your professional lives. ILSC Level 3 prepares students to develop skills for independent and collaborative working. This includes academic discussion and presentation skills, active listening skills and effective academic reading and writing skills. Assessments are largely practical, with a combination of written assessments, a group presentation and final exam.
With more and more graduates going on to set up their own small business or develop a new idea in an existing organisation this module introduces you the basic skills needed. Including practical exercises such as creating a business plan for investors, managing cash flow and developing a marketing plan, you will learn the terminology using in business and put it to use. Assessment is through group presentation, individual and group reports, and examination.
The Mass Communications module aims to provide students with a structured introduction to the study of contemporary twenty-first century communications and related disciplines. It provides a variety of subjects and modes of study that enables understanding of the bodies of knowledge in this area. In encouraging students to develop analytical and problem solving skills – such as the ability to evaluate evidence, arguments and assumptions in order to reach sound judgements and communicate them effectively – Mass Communications creates the opportunity for students to acquire transferable skills that are of relevance to a wide range of pathways and careers. In addition, the module offers an introduction to and context for some of the prevalent media forms specific to Britain today and a supportive academic and pastoral framework for students.
Practical Study Skills
The overall aims of this module are to enable students to:
Become familiar with contemporary practices, theoretical ideas, contextual issues within a Western educational context.
Develop understanding of Western approaches, teaching methods, personal management of study programme, concepts of independent practice, judgment and valuation, and assessment methods.
Develop knowledge, understanding and investigation skills in relation to the themes and issues addressed in the module, in negotiation with module tutors and using appropriate materials relating to the module.
Employ the study skills required for UK higher education.
Building on the topics covered in Business Studies, this module looks at the variety of structures used in international businesses and the different ways that they can be managed. This includes studying management theory, operations management, organisational behaviour and motivation. By completing this module you will have an excellent knowledge of the basic concepts of management and the research skills needed during your first year at university. Assessment is through an essay developed over the first 10 weeks of the module and both open and closed-book examination.
This module aims to create a comprehensive understanding of the concept of Marketing and its practical reflection on business environment. Major aspects of Marketing will be investigated such as the nature of the marketing environment, the role of behavioural sciences in marketing, purchasing process, the concept of segmentation and its process, and strategic marketing planning and tactics. Content will also reflect contemporary business concerns regarding ethics, social responsibility and sustainability, and globalisation.
Approach to Design
Learners will be introduced to key aspects of visual communication and storytelling; incorporating fundamental principles, elements and basic theories of Fashion, Footwear and Promotion, incorporating the approach to design.
It is a studio-based module; with teaching and learning centred around practical exploration and problem-solving, in response to a series of lectures, activities, tasks and project-based assignments.
A combination of knowledge, intellectual, practical skills and techniques will be acquired in relation to the Module Learning Outcomes.
In addition the module also provides a supportive academic and pastoral framework for students.
This module has been designed to introduce students to portfolio and CAD skills by leading students through a range of creative processes to reach an original outcome. Students will be able to develop an initial focus on their chosen subject specialism via project outcomes and present their work in the form of a digital, on-line or printed portfolio.Successful completion of this module indicates that students have obtained improved skills of observation, research and analysis for project development, a good understanding of ‘the creative journey’ as equal to the importance of the ‘final creative piece’ and the ability to work to a project brief and indicates that students have obtained a good understanding of and ability to apply the requisite basic understanding and critical thinking skills to enable them to proceed to a range of programmes at the University.
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