MO9410 - Logistics and Supply Chain Professional Development Portfolio 1

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn through tutor facilitated workshops, skills practice, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the programme to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. You are encouraged to customise your individual portfolio so that it is directly relevant to what you need to learn, apply and evidence. The workplace provides a rich learning environment if you know how to plan, reflect and renew your own knowledge and skills through formal and informal modes of learning in practice. Importantly you will be required to review your learning and evidence with your workplace mentor and your individual coach on a regular basis, and provide evidence of the transfer of your learning into updating the knowledge, skills, behaviours and attitudes that underpin the development of your professional practice. Therefore, it is the evidence of how you have applied learning to improve your own practice in the workplace, which will demonstrate your competence in this module. This portfolio will enable you to demonstrate how you have applied your learning from across all modules into your workplace practice. You will be building a portfolio of evidence that illustrates your development as a logistics and supply chain specialist throughout the whole programme.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through workshops, tutor guidance and feedback and independent directed and self-directed learning. Importantly, you will also learn at work, through reflecting on your experiences and applying your knowledge from the module to your practice in the workplace. The workshops will introduce you to theories and concepts and allow you to discuss with the tutors and your peers how these relate to your own work based experiences and practice. The workplace provides an opportunity for you to put your own knowledge and skills into practice and review your learning with your workplace mentor and coach.

Your learning is supported by a Teaching and Learning Plan, offering guidance on reading to prepare for workshops and help with the completion of the assessment. Within this plan there are also suggested learning activities, which guide you in your independent learning. These activities allow you to reflect and evaluate your knowledge and skills and in this area.

Adopting this learning and assessment strategy, you will develop your knowledge and skills and apply this to your own role as a logistics and supply chain professional, in order to think critically about your personal and organisational practice.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will continue to be supported by your individual coach and workplace mentor during this module. You will continue to meet with your peers and coach in your programme learning sets to engage in peer feedback and support in building your portfolio of evidence. Furthermore, you will meet with your coach and workplace mentor on a regular basis to discuss your progress and seek advice and support on identifying relevant quality evidence to demonstrate your competent practice in the workplace.

The Teaching and Learning plan will provide a number of prompts and guidance to support you academically. Support will also include opportunities to gain feedback from workshop tutors, your guidance tutor and peers.

Your module is also supported by an e-learning portal, which houses all the module learning materials, workshop resources, interactive activities, assessment details and various other support facilities which are provided by the University.

In addition, in order to assist you in developing knowledge, you will have access to the University’s library facilities, including extensive electronic resources, eBooks and electronic academic journal articles.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

You will be expected to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge & Understanding:
To develop your knowledge of logistics and supply chain management practices.(MLO1)

To develop your appreciation of the potential value of logistics and supply chain management knowledge as a means of developing your own effectiveness and performance.(MLO2)

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

To develop your ability to engage in self-reflection as means developing your own professional competence (MLO3)

To enhance your understanding of qualities and transferable skills necessary for contribution as an effective logistics and supply chain manager in your business/ organisational environment.
(MLO4)

Personal Values Attributes
Your ability to identify and understand the cultural and ethical contexts in which your business/organisations operates. (MLO5)

How will I be assessed?

You will have the opportunity to receive formative feedback both from tutors and within peer groups. Furthermore you will be supported by a coach and your workplace mentor throughout the year, who will discuss your work with you on an on-going basis providing you with feedback on your ideas, approaches and progress.

The summative assessment methods are aligned to the requirements of the SCLIDA EPA and include the following components:

Component 1 : Portfolio of professional practice
compiled through an online portfolio management system
? evidence of review by the employer/workplace mentor on a regular basis during the apprenticeship
? Minimum of 2 pieces and a maximum of 4 pieces of evidence for all of the knowledge, skills and behaviours demonstrated at level 4 of the programme. Ideally these will be ‘holistic’ pieces of evidence to cover more than one knowledge /skills/behaviour outcome. It may include:
- products such as, reports, presentations, data analysis
- professional discussions
- expert witness evidence and / or testimony
- on-the-job and task observations
Any gaps in evidence must be accounted for in an individual learning plan as an appendix.
(Addresses MLO’s 1-5)

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

The integrated degree apprenticeship approach successfully emphasises the connectedness of learning rather than the more usual method of academic and work-based learning taking place in parallel but independent of each other. It allows for an effective way of assessing your occupational competence and verifying that the Apprenticeship Standard has been met by the end of your programme through the production of a portfolio of your professional practice. Each module during your programme of study will identify directed learning activities to enable you to apply the ‘on programme’ learning to your own workplace. This will help structure and identify opportunities in the workplace where you can apply and produce evidence of where you have demonstrated the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve the SCLIDA.

You will be supported by your individual coach and workplace mentor through regular meetings and support in the workplace to develop your portfolio. The digital portfolio tool will be introduced in the first module of your degree and you will provided with training and regular opportunities for guidance in workshops and peer learning sets throughout your study. Your portfolio will be provide evidence of achievement of the knowledge, skills and behaviours appropriate for this level of the programme as outlined in the Supply Chain Leadership Professional Integrated Degree Apprenticeship (SCLPIDA) mapping document.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 Years Part-Time

Department Newcastle Business School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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