Experiential Learning Credits - (15 credits)

This module is designed to help students review or improve their professional practice. Students will operate with a high level of autonomy to work upon a work-based or sector-based problem, and to apply knowledge and techniques at the forefront of their discipline in an area of professional practice. They will be required to evaluate critically current scholarship and work-based practices and to use their knowledge to either: a) provide a critical review of a work-based problem and suggest possible ways forward, or b) implement and investigate novel and creative solutions to a problem. In keeping with the flexible and individualised approach to learning, students will have the opportunity to identify and choose suitable Level 7 projects and problems within their sector that contribute to their career roles, skills development and career aspirations. Writtle University College may be able to guide students towards suitable projects, depending on availability and external collaboration and will approve such projects at concept, supporting students through to completion. The work carried out in this module will be separate to but can be broadly linked to research interests defined through the approved dissertation topic. The agreed pattern, intensity of delivery and the format of the output case study is flexible to suit the workplace and individual’s needs but will be agreed at project concept to ensure it satisfies course outcomes.