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Personal and People Development CPPD

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Course overview

This work-focused module is founded on professional recognition of the need for programmes that support individual personal and professional development and that encourage and promote skills to enable contribution to one's own development and the development of others in a range of work place environments.

The module aims to promote increased understanding of the factors facilitating the development of self and the learning of others with a view to influencing work-based practice. Through undertaking this module 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.

Module dates

Term 2

Jan: Tuesday 14 and 28 January 2020
Feb: Tuesday 11 and 25 February 2020

Module Submission Date: 30 March 2020



Prerequisite knowledge

This module is open to all students registered on a relevant degree programme. This module can also be taken as a stand-alone CPD module. 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 module.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0

Module leaders

  • Ursula Smith

    Ursula is the Associate Dean for Postgraduate Taught Studies, CPPD and Workforce Development at City, University of London. Before joining the University in 1999 Ursula worked in a variety of roles in the public, private and voluntary sector specialising in HIV and Palliative care.

    Following qualification as a Children's ...