2 HND Global Trade and Business WORKSHOP 3Organisation of CourseDavid McAllisterQualification Development Specialist
3 HND Global Trade and Business Organisation of the Course1. Setting up the Course2. Teaching and Delivery Plan3. Assessment Strategy
4 HND Global Trade and Business 1. Setting up the Course: Course Team: A course team should be set up to oversee delivery of the course. It should be made up of all tutors teaching on the course, with one tutor being nominated as Course Team Leader.
5 Global Trade and Industry Setting up the Course (continued) Responsibilities of Course Team: to oversee the quality of delivery on the course to ensure that academic standards are maintained to meet on a regular basis to discuss delivery, assessment and internal verification. maintain documentation i.e. record of meetings, IV records, and master folders
6 Setting up the Course (continued) Global Trade and IndustrySetting up the Course (continued)A system of Master Folders should set up.These should contain: unit specifications teaching and assessment plans teaching materials assessment exemplars (with marking schemes)
7 Setting up the Course (continued) Master Folders: HND Global Trade and BusinessSetting up the Course (continued) Master Folders:It is regarded as good practice to maintain a library of master folders for each unit within the course - this can be held electronically provided it is accessible to tutors delivering on the course. All assessment exemplars MUST be kept secure at all times.
8 HND Global Trade and Business 2. Teaching and Delivery Plan Suggested delivery schedule- year 1- year 2 Opportunities for integration
9 Teaching and delivery plan – Year Global Trade and IndustryTeaching and delivery plan – YearPoints to remember: year one units should normally be level 7 take account of progression- where there are introductory units leading to more advanced units- units providing skills that will be beneficial though out the course e.g. Communications & IT are 2 credit units better delivered in one semester or across the course? timing of delivery of key units which are required for the Graded Unit assessmentallow for possible integration of delivery or assessment
10 Teaching and Delivery Plan – Year 1 HND Global Trade and BusinessTeaching and Delivery Plan – Year 1Students will study 15-credits worth of Units in each year. One semester will have 7 Units and one semester 8.
11 Suggested Delivery Plan – Year 1 HND Global Trade and BusinessSuggested Delivery Plan – Year 1Semester 1Semester 2Business Accountinglevel HN creditsBusiness Law: An Introductionlevel HN creditInternational Business Environment: Geographical Influenceslevel HN creditInternational Trade InstitutionsEconomic Issues: An IntroductionEconomics 1: Micro & Macro Theory and Applicationlevel HN creditCommunication: Analysing and Presenting Complex CommunicationInformation Technology: Applications SoftwareMarketing: An IntroductionInternational Marketing: An IntroductionManaging People and OrganisationsBusiness Contractual relationshipsGlobal Trade and Business GU 1level HN credit
12 Suggested Delivery Plan – Year 1 HND Global Trade and BusinessSuggested Delivery Plan – Year 1Semester 1Semester 2Economics 2: The World Economylevel HN creditPreparing Financial Forecastslevel HN creditInformation and Communication Technology in Businesslevel HN creditsInternational Marketing: The MixUsing Sources of Export AssistanceGlobal Business Organisationslevel HN creditsInternational Purchasing and Supplylevel HN creditsBusiness Culture and StrategyInternational Physical Distributionlevel HN creditGlobal Trade and Business: Graded Unit 2
13 Opportunities for integration HND Global Trade and BusinessOpportunities for integrationProgramme scheduling should take into account any opportunities for integration of both delivery and assessment. The suggested schedule in semester 1 would facilitate the integration of reports required for the Communication Unit and a number of other subjects.
14 HND Global Trade and Business 3. Assessment Strategy Formative assessment Summative assessment - assessment planning - SQA assessment exemplars - centre devised assessments
15 HND Global Trade and Business Assessment StrategyFormative assessment : This is an important part of the learning process. It allows the tutor to identify if the student is understanding the subject, and if there are any knowledge gaps. It also provides the student with feedback on their learning. It will help the tutor to decide if students are ready to attempt summative assessment.
16 HND Global Trade and Business Assessment StrategySummative assessment: All HND qualifications are summatively assessed using a mix of continuous Unit assessment and Graded Unit assessments Summative assessment is carried out for the purpose of certification, and provides evidence that the student can meet the standards set out in the Unit Specification.
17 HND Global Trade and Business Assessment StrategyAssessment Planning: The planning and timing of assessment is decided by the tutor/assessor. It is good practice to communicate assessment plans to students as early as possible. The Course Tutor Guide provides suggestions on timing of assessment for each unit.
18 HND Global Trade and Business Assessment StrategySQA Assessment Exemplars: These provide – conditions of assessment assessment tasks marking guidelines/suggested solutions Checklists (where appropriate)
19 HND Global Trade and Business Assessment StrategyIt is important that Tutors: Adhere to the conditions of assessment Mark assessments consistently in line with the marking scheme/checklists Keep all Assessment Exemplars secure so that they can be used for future assessment
20 HND Global Trade and Business Assessment StrategyRe-assessment:Where a student does not achieve the standard, they can be re-assessed.In the first place they should be given feedback which advises what they need to do to prepare for re-assessment.
21 HND Global Trade and Business Assessment StrategyForms of Re-assessment: Provide additional information e.g. a weak or missing section of a report or project For practical tasks such as IT, they may be allowed to correct and re-submit work For multiple choice, short response and Graded Units, they may be required to attempt an new assessment instrument.Centres may have to produce their own alternative assessments for re-assessment. It is recommended that they are submitted to SQA for Prior Approval.
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