Progression Module Unit 4 Reflective Response Essay

‌The Progression Module is a structured off-the-shelf HE and employment preparation programme for all sixth form and college students.

The module includes four units of study:

  • You and Your Career
  • Exploring Your Future
  • Managing Your Money
  • Marketing Yourself

Example activities

As part of the Module students will participate in a range of practical activities in preparation for HE or employment.

Unit 1: Work experience preparation, career planning, CVs and letters of application

Unit 2: HE and employment finance budget planner

Unit 3: HE and employment decision making exercises

Unit 4: Mock interviews, presentation skills and writing personal statements

The benefits of the Module

There are many benefits to the Module for students, tutors and schools and colleges. 

  • Assist students with research, decision making and applications to university or employment
  • Flexible delivery methods to suit your specific needs
  • Can deliver 50+ Guided Learning Hours to create a full-time study programme for your students
  • Skills development including research, self-reflection, interview skills and presentation skills
  • Formal recognition for students’ work (12 UCAS points recognised by the University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University)
  • The University of Huddersfield will guarantee interviews, auditions or offers to all Progression Module students who have successfully completed the programme and who meet the published academic and non-academic entry requirements
  • Ongoing CPD opportunities for tutors delivering the scheme
  • Workshops to enhance the module: student finance, personal statements, mock interviews and presentation and interview skills
  • Transport costs will be paid for groups of Progression Module students to on-campus visits and Open Days 

The Module is delivered by school or college staff, supported by training, teaching resources and ongoing support from the University.

Successful completion of the scheme earns the participant 12 UCAS points that are recognised by the University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University.

Find out more by downloading our Progression Module Flyer watching our video‌‌ or emailing S.Craven@hud.ac.uk.

As part of the assessment for this module, you are required to prepare and deliver a 10-minute PowerPoint presentation online. Here are some tips on how you might prepare for this, and techniques to use, and avoid, when presenting online.

The focus is your evaluation of how you led and managed your development project. You need to:

  • describe the school setting
  • explain why you chose the project, and what it aimed to do
  • give an overview of planning and carrying out the project
  • explain what was achieved
  • evaluate how effective it was
  • reflect on your own professional learning

When you're getting ready for the presentation, keep it short – remember "less is more". Just because you know a lot about your school setting, it doesn't mean that your audience need to.

Try to think visually: this way of presenting puts much more emphasis on visual images, so think about what you're trying to get across and keep it focused. Use bullet points instead of blocks of text, and make sure that graphs and charts are easy to understand. You may be able to use images instead of words sometimes.

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