This course provides insight into your own personal and professional development as well as how to facilitate the professional development of others.
1 starting date
- Duration: 4 weeks (non-consecutive)
- Fees: £1,080 (£1,430 for overseas students)
- Course credits: 15
- Occurs: Wednesday
- Course code: APM041
- Location: Northampton Square
- Application deadline:
Personal and People Development Course overview
This work-focused course is founded on professional recognition of the need for programmes that support individual personal and professional development. The course encourages and promote skills that contribute to one's own development and the development of others in a range of workplace environments.
The course aims to promote increased understanding of the factors that facilitate the development of self and the learning of others with a view to influencing work-based practice.
Who is it for?
This course is designed to benefit professionals working across all healthcare settings, whether in clinical, educational or managerial roles
Apr: Wednesday 12 and 26 April 2023
May: Wednesday 10 and 24 May 2023
The key takeaway from this course is the ability to identify and evaluate ways in which you can promote your own personal and professional development.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
What will I learn?
Through undertaking this course you will be able to:
- identify professional development needs for self and others
- identify and evaluate ways in which you can promote your own personal and professional development in a multi-professional environment
- demonstrate skills of self-reflection and professional reflection on your work-based learning experience and have a knowledge and understanding of reflective learning.
Through facilitated sessions you will have the opportunity to work together with fellow students to explore the values, beliefs and knowledge that shape your own and others perspectives of personal and professional development within the workplace.
During your studies you will examine the factors that enable and challenge the development of self and others within the workplace environment and will be helped to explore these issues and to develop your skills knowledge and understanding by looking at:
- theories of learning
- overview of organisations and organisational learning
- models of reflective learning and reflective learning in practice, learning contracts, personal development plans, principles of mentorship and facilitation and professional roles and responsibilities when supporting and working with others.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- critically analyse theoretical frameworks of personal learning and evaluate their use in practice.
- demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of models and the dimensions of reflective learning.
- critically discuss strengths, challenges, opportunities and threats to learning and development for self and others in the workplace environment.
- critically evaluate personal skills and knowledge in regard to the personal and professional development of self and others within the context of work.
Assessment and certificates
The mode of delivery is through classroom delivered seminars and critical reading groups. During this course you will develop ‘patches’ of writing which will submitted to the lecturer for comment. Critical reading groups provide a structured opportunity to share your patches with others and for you to receive peer feedback. The lecturer is present to help facilitate and structure the session.
During the course you will undertake short pieces of work which will be discussed within your peer working groups and on which you will receive formative feedback from the course tutor. Following this feedback you can make any required changes to your patch.
Your final piece of submitted work will be a Patchwork Text 2,000 word essay in which you will, through retrospective commentary and synthesis of the short pieces (patches), reflect upon your learning in relation to the development of self and others in the workplace.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.
This course is open to all students registered on a relevant degree programme. This course can also be taken as a stand-alone CPD course. For students who have not previously studied at HE level 5 or level 6, an interview will be required.
Non-EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone course.
If your first language is not English, one of the following is required:
- A first degree from a UK university
- A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City, University of London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions from Australia, Canada or the United States of America.
- International English Language Test Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest below 7.0
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required
- TOEFL 100 overall with 24 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 19 Reading and 20 Speaking
- Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned, including registration with your professional regulator.
- Bolton, G. (2014) Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development. 4th Edition. London: SAGE.
- Clarke, N. (2010) Emotional Intelligence and Learning in Teams. Journal of Workplace Learning 22 (3) p125-145
- Cottrell, S. (2017) Critical Thinking Skills: Effective analysis, Argument and Reflection. 3rd Edition. Basingstoke.
- Johns, C. (2013) Becoming a Reflective Practitioner. John Wiley and Sons.
- McCormack, B., Manley, K. and Titchen, A. (2013) Practice Development in Nursing and Healthcare. 2nd ed. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
- Raelin, J.A. (2008) Work-based learning: bridging knowledge and action in the workplace. New edition. San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass.
For further reading please see the course reading list on Moodle.