LO1 Identify and demonstrate the skills of a higher education student.

Foundation Degree in Business and Management (Year 1)

Personal and Professional Development 1 BMS406

School of Business Management and Professional Semester 1 or 2 (Tutor:  xxxxxxxxx)


Completion of this work will satisfy the following learning outcomes from module BMS406

LO1 Identify and demonstrate the skills of a higher education student.


To meet the requirements of this assignment you should research the skills needed to be a HE student. You are required to identify and describe these skills giving reasons as to why they are important and present your research findings through a presentation paper. You will then reflect on your own skills, assessing them against those of an HE learner. Within your assessment consider the HE skills you have demonstrated so far on the course and critique your performance identifying clearly where and how you can continue to develop your HE Skills. (LO1)

Other relevant assessment information:

  • You will need to include and reference at least 4 different sources including 2 academic textbooks, 1 academic journal to help provide supporting evidence for any assertions that you make within your presentation.
  • You will need to provide support notes outlining your research, judgements and conclusions drawn 1000 words +or- 10%. All written work should be submitted online, through Turnitin, via the student portal. You must include both a reference list and bibliography.
  • The completion of your work will satisfy 25% of the assessment for the PPD1 module. Your presentation paper and the supporting notes should be no more than 1000 words, +/- 10%.

Issue Date: 08/03/2023 Presentation Date: April 17th 2023 Feedback Date: May 15th 2023


The skills development opportunities identified in this assignment are:

•       Examine the skills needed to be a higher education learner

•       Recognise the development of higher-level skills through reflection

•       Consider how to improve own learning and performance

•       Communicate effectively within a presentation



Indicative Content


Virtual Mood Board and supporting notes

Clear definition of higher education skills and their importance to HE learners linked to success factors



Clear analysis through use of reflective practice to measure personal performance in the demonstration and application of higher-level skills in practice. Use of a range of work or course-based examples to support your assessment with a clear indication of development opportunities. Personal and Professional Development 1 BMS406



Clear structure of the topics presented using a virtual mood board. Good use of language and presentation style to engage with intended audience using a professional business format. LO1 Identify and demonstrate the skills of a higher education student.



Attribution of higher grades are associate with:

  • evidence of good research and judgements made supported by business theory within all written work
  • evidence of wide reading around topics to support conclusions drawn
  • effective use of the Harvard referencing format
  • good use of spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout all written work






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