The Progression Module

The Progression Module

The Progression Module is a unit of study for Year 12 students which involves the investigation of the various career progression routes following sixth form study.

It is designed by Leeds Beckett University and the University of Huddersfield and is delivered in weekly one hour sessions by the Sixth Form Tutors.

The module consists of four units of study entitled;

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

As part of the individual units, students participate in a range of practical activities in preparation for Higher Education or employment. These may cover; compiling CVs and letters of application, writing personal statements, managing student finances and budget planning, developing effective research and study skills, and improving presentation and interview skills with mock interviews.

Example activities 

As part of the Module students participate in a range of practical activities including:

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

Unit 2: Higher Education and employment finance budget planner

Unit 3: Higher Education 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:

  • Assists students with research, decision making and applications to university or employment
  • Aupports skills development including research, self-reflection, interview skills and presentation skills
  • Access to workshops to enhance the module: student finance, personal statements, mock interviews and presentation and interview skills

Successful completion of the scheme will earn students 12 UCAS points that are recognised by the University of Huddersfield, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University.  The University of Huddersfield will also 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.

Students who successfully complete the Progression Module during year 12 will be invited to attend a prestigious Awards Ceremony in November of Year 13 at the University of Huddersfield.

 

“BGGS has made an outstanding start to the delivery of the Progression Module and can be regarded as an example of good practice.”

A.Morgan. Huddersfield University. June'17