COMM06041 2022 Personal Learning and Development

General Details

Full Title
Personal Learning and Development
Transcript Title
Personal learning and Develop
75 %
Subject Area
COMM - Communication
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Colette Armstrong, Mary Gilmartin, Mairead McCann, Sarah OBeirne, Cathy OKelly, Fergal Keane, Kerry Dolan
Programme Membership
SG_BADMN_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration SG_BFINA_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Finance and Investment SG_BBUSJ_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Business SG_BBUSI_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business SG_BFINA_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Finance and Investment SG_BBUSL_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration SG_BBUSM_C06 202200 Higher Certificate in Business in Business Studies SG_BBUSB_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business SG_BBUSG_B07 202300 Bachelor of Business in General Business

This module is designed to introduce the students to the Higher Education environment and to develop learning and study skills early in their undergraduate career. The module will motivate students to develop a more independent, reflective and self-managed approach to study, learning, and time management.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Develop an independent, self-managed, reflective approach to study


Plan their time more effectively


Exercise confidence in learning, study, academic writing and approaches to finding information


Be familiar with the Higher education learning culture

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be taught through lectures, group work, presentations, in-class exercises. There is a 75% attendance requirement to facilitate skill development.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed through a variety of continuous assessment methods including self managed online work, student written submission & skill demonstration.

Repeat Assessments

Students should complete any failed elements. Students who do not meet the attendance requirement may be required to repeat attend.

Indicative Syllabus

  • Self review - assessing your skills and learning needs
    • Introduction to Higher Education
    • Self review
    • Learning Styles.
  • Study Skills
    • Reading, taking notes, study skills, peer assisted learning.
    • Tackling tests - examinations and assignments.
  • Academic integrity - develop skills research & report writing.
    • Research skills
    • Referencing
    • Academic writing
  • Personal & professional development - developing a personal development plan & CV
    • Personal development planning tools
    • Goal setting
    • Time management, taking charge of time, organising life and work.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment: Talk, Jigsaw Reading, Academic Success Module & in class written test Coursework Assessment Assessment 45 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 Personal Development Planning Portfolio & CV Project Individual Project 25 % Week 7 1,2
3 Written Report Project Written Report/Essay 30 % Week 11 3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Tutorial 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Independent learning 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2022-03-15 ESS STUDY and EMP SKILLS BUS and MAN 4E
ISBN 0198809883 ISBN-13 9780198809883

Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students is the only skills companion text for business and management students to blend practical, hands-on advice with a sound theoretical underpinning to enhance your success throughout university and beyond.

Required Reading
2021-04-30 Skills for Success Red Globe Press
ISBN 9781352011593 ISBN-13 135201159X

Now in its fourth edition, this indispensable guide helps students to create their own personal development programme and build the skills and capabilities todays employers want. Step by step, it takes students from the initial stages of setting goals and defining success through to the application process for their dream job. Part 1 prompts students to think about what success means to them and to think more deeply about what matters to them, what inspires them, and what will help them to achieve their long-term ambitions. This section also helps students to better manage their time, energies and resources so that they can achieve the kind of success they want. Part 2 shows students how to refine their people and task management skills, enabling them to become the effective communicators and problem-solvers that today's employers want. Part 3 develops students' creative and reflective thinking, thereby strengthening students academic and professional abilities. Part 4 helps readers to reflect on what employers really want from job applicants and explains how they can take concrete action to improve their job prospects. Chapters contain guidance on how to put forward a strong application, how to make the best use of placements, and how to keep records so that students feel more in control during the application process. Internationally acclaimed study skills author Stella Cottrell provides students with the ingredients they need to create their own recipe for success. Whether you're just starting at college or university, or about to leave a postgraduate programme, Skills for Success will help you to think creatively and constructively about personal, academic and career goals.

Recommended Reading
2009-11-01 The Business Skills Handbook Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
ISBN 1843982188 ISBN-13 9781843982180

Employers are criticizing the lack of transferable skills that new graduates have and the pressure is on for business schools to produce graduates with employable skills. UK 'Widening Participation' initiatives have also resulted in students with a wider variety of learning experiences and abilities. "The Business Skills Handbook" will equip business students with the study skills, interpersonal skills and professional skills that they need for successful study and employment. The text is packed with examples and case studies relevant to a range of business settings, including HRM, marketing and finance, so that students can truly understand how the skills they are learning apply in practice.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Essential Study and Employment Skills for Business and Management Students - Fourth Edition, Kevin Gallagher, 9780198809883, March 2022.

Journal Resources
URL Resources Academic Success Module.

Other Resources

Computer lab for library workshop.

Computer Lab for access to Academic Success Module.

Additional Information