Employability Skills (L5) Assignment Help

Employability Skills (L5) Assignment Help

HND Assignment Brief
Session: February 2018
Programme titlePearson BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Health and Social Care
Unit number and title23Employability Skills (L5)
Assignment number & title1 of 1Transferable Skills in Health and Social Care
Assessor (s)Mr Kenneth Ahana; Mr Surajudeen Shitta ; Mr Pindurai Makufa
Issue Date26 February 2018
Final assignment11 – 16 June 2018
submission deadline
18 – 23 June 2018
The learners are required to follow the strict deadline set by the College for
Late submission deadlinesubmissions of assignments in accordance with the BTEC level 4 – 7
submission guidelines and College policy on submissions. They should
also refer to Merit and Distinction criteria that require evidence of meeting
agreed timelines and ability to plan and organise time effectively without
which the learner may not expect to receive a higher grade.
Resubmission deadline TBA
Formative feedback will be available in class during the semester.
FeedbackFinal feedback will be available within 2-3 weeks of the assignment
submission date.
The work you submit must be in your own words. If you use a quote or an
illustration from somewhere you must give the source.
GeneralInclude a list of references at the end of your document. You must giveallyour
sources of information.
GuidelinesMake sure your work is clearly presented and that you use readily
understandable English.
Wherever possible use a word processor and its “spell-checker”.

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Introduction and background notes (vocational context)

Employability Skills (L5) Assignment HelpSelf-Appraisal: Critical Reflection

You are working as a health care professional in a health and social care sector where your line manager has invited you for your yearly appraisal. During the pre-assessment of your appraisal, you have been asked to create a self-assessment report of your own roles, responsibilities, experience, abilities, skills, motivation and performance as an employee. You are required to reflect on your own role in the establishment and answer the following questions below:

Note: Ensure you choose a health and social care sector and state your role when answering the questions.

LO1 Be able to determine own responsibilities and performance LO2 Be able to develop Interpersonal and Transferable skills.

What you must do: Answer the following Reflective questions

Health and Social Care Sector/ Organisation:

  • Q1. Develop a set of own responsibilitiesTraditional Responsibilities and performance objectives at work [P1.1, M1]
  • Q2. Evaluate your own effectiveness against your defined performance objectives in Q1. [P1.2, D1]
  • Q3. Using your weakness identified in your performance, make recommendation for improvement
  • Q4.  Review how you would use motivational techniques to improve quality of performance [P1.4]
  • Q5. Identify effective time management strategies you have used at work to aid your performance.


  • To achieve M1, complex problems with more than one variable have been explored when developing a set of own responsibilities and performance objectives.

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Ø  To achieve D1, you have to evaluate critically and ensure that realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristic for success when making recommendations for performance objectives.

LO3 Understand the dynamics of working with others

What you must do: (Individual presentation)

The discussion surrounding your presentation revolves around a team base issue at your respective workplace. You are expected to solve the team-based issue with your guided Power Point presentation.

Q6 Explain the roles people play in a team and how they can work together to achieve shared goals.


Q7 Analyse team dynamics at your health & social care work place [P3.2, M2]

Q8 Based on your analysis of teams in Q6 & Q7 suggest alternative ways to complete a task as a team and achieve the goals in Health and Social Care sector. [P3.3]

Presentation Guidelines:

LO3 will be a 10-minute Individual Presentation

You will apply your chosen method to solving the quality problem in your work place. The presentation lasts 10 minutes only. The presentation dates will be over a range of 2 class days, therefore it’s important that you keep within your 10 minutes’ time limit.

  1. You must present your work as a PPT only. Failure to do so mean you will fail the presentation.
  2. You should reference your work using a range of sources.
  3. Submit one copy (6 SLIDES PER PAGE) with your final submission on the ICON VLE.
  • To achieve M2, you must apply relevant theories and techniques to your analysis in relation to team dynamics in your health and social care workplace

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Case study – (Question 9-13)

The Orchardville Company is a company limited by guarantee with social firm status. It is under the umbrella of the Orchardville Society, a charity that assists young people and adults with learning Disability and Autistic Spectrum Disorder prepare for and secure employment. At present 25% of the work force have a learning disability including Mark who has started a part time job earlier this year. Mark has applied for the position of Care Assistant and a number of reasonable adjustments were made to enable Mark to accept the position.

Firstly, Mark has completed six-week work trial in order for him to decide if he liked the job and what support requirement he would need. At the end of the trial a meeting was held involving Mark, his Employment Officer and the manager to discuss the outcome of the work trial and what reasonable adjustments would be required. Eventually, they agreed that:

  1. The procurement of different sling as Mark found it very difficult to fix current sling to the appropriate hoist. This minor adjustment enabled mark to confidently carry out this aspect of the job to same standard of safety and at minimal risk to the employer.
  2. Mark also found it difficult to complete the entire task within the stipulated hours per day that was scheduled for working. The employer agreed to increase Mark hours by one hour per day to enable him to comfortably complete all the tasks and not feel under pressure. Today, Mark is still working at the Orchardville Company and being supported by the Orchardville Society Employment and Skills Service to ensure inclusion required at work.

As a manager at Orchardville, the above incidents has lead to staff training and development in understanding immediate problem solving techniques and conflict resolution. Using your modular understanding to produce a brochure showcasing competences on resolution of work based problems and problem solving initiatives.

Areas of coverage

LO2 Be able to develop Interpersonal and Transferable skills LO4 Be able to develop strategies for problem solving

What you must do: (Create a Brochure)

Consider the following questions when answering your Brochure:

Q9. Using the case study develop solutions for resolving the problems [P2.1]

Q10 Using the case study develop an appropriate strategy for resolving a particular work based problem [P4.2]

Q11. In relation to work-problem as discussed by you in Q9 and Q10, show how you will communicate in a variety of style and appropriate manner at various levels when solving problem [P2.2, M3]

Q12. Evaluate appropriate tools and methods for developing solutions to work-based problem in health and social care sector using the case study as typical example. [P4.1, D3]

Q13. Critically evaluate the potential impacts of implementing the chosen strategy in health and social care setting such as Orchardville. [P4.3, D2]

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  • To achieve M3, you must demonstrate a coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audience in identifying theories of communication that can be used to solve problems.

 To achieve D2, you will have critically evaluated and independently planned, managed, organised and reflected on the potential impacts of implementing a chosen strategy on the business of health and social care.

 To achieve D3, you will have independently developed, examined using a range of innovative ways/ideas to develop appropriate strategies for resolving the complex problem in Q12 using a range of ideas and options.

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Guidance for brochure

To produce a brochure, you need to use Microsoft Word as your chosen application

  • Open a Word document.
  • On the upper left, click the “File” menu.
  • In the left vertical column, click the “New” tab.
  • Scroll down and select ‘Brochures’ from the available templates.
  • Select “Brochures” from the available templates.
  • The font size should be between 12 point (minimum) and 14 point and use Arial. However, if you are providing information for elderly people or people with sight difficulties, you should always use 14 point or larger.
  • Use a light background with dark print for the best contrast. • It is acceptable to use a dark background with white print (reversed out) for headings, but not for a large section of text.
  • Justify the text to the left only.
  • Leave space between the paragraphs and do not have too much text on the page.
  • Make sure that headings are clear.

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Relevant Information

To gain a Pass in a BTEC HND Unit, you must meet ALL the Pass criteria; to gain a Merit, you must meet ALL the Merit and Pass criteria; and to gain a Distinction, you must meet ALL the Distinction, Merit and Pass criteria

  1. Outcome of the Unit
On successful completion ofAssessment criteria for pass:Questions
This unit a learner will:To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate;reflecting the
LO1 Be able to determine1.1 develop a set of own responsibilities and performanceQ1, Q2, Q3, Q4
own responsibilities andobjectives
performance1.2 evaluate own effectiveness against defined objectives
1.3 make recommendations for improvement
1.4 review how motivational techniques can be used to
improve quality of performance
LO2 Be able to develop2.1 develop solutions to work-based problemsQ5, Q9, Q11
Interpersonal and2.2  communicate  in  a  variety  of  styles  and  appropriate
Transferable skillsmanner at various levels
2.3 identify effective time-management strategies
LO3 Understand the3.1 explain the roles people play in a team and how they canQ6, Q7, Q8
dynamics of working withwork together to achieve shared goals
others3.2 analyse team dynamics
3.3 suggest alternative ways to complete tasks and achieve
team goals
LO4 Be able to develop4.1 evaluate tools and methods for developing solutions  toQ10, Q12, Q13
strategies for problemproblems
solving4.2 develop an appropriate strategy for resolving a particular
4.3  evaluate  the  potential  impact  on  the  business  of
implementing the strategy

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Grading Criteria for Merit and Distinction of this coursework

Merit (M1, M2, M3)Distinction (D1, D2, D3)
DescriptorsIndicative characteristicsDescriptorsIndicative characteristics
M1 Identify and applyPass requirements achievedD1 Use criticalPass and Merit requirements
strategies to findreflection toachieved
appropriate solutionv complex problems withevaluate own work
more than one variableand justify validv Realistic improvements have
have been exploredconclusionsbeen proposed against
defined characteristics for
M2 Select/designD2 Takev Substantial activities, projects
and applyv Relevant theories andresponsibility foror investigations have been
appropriatetechniques have beenmanaging andplanned, managed and
M3 Present andD3 Demonstratev Innovation and creative
communicatev Coherent, logicalconvergent/lateralthought have been applied
appropriate findingsdevelopment of/creative thinking
principles/concepts for
the intended audience
  • Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document
  •  All coursework must be word-processed.
  • Document margins must not be more than 2.54 cm (1 inch) or less than 1.9cm (3/4 inch).
  • Font size must be within the range of 10 point to 14 point including the headings and body text (preferred font size is 11).
  • Standard and commonly used typeface such as Arial should be used.
  • All figures, graphs and tables must be numbered.
  • Material taken from external sources must be properly refereed and cited within the text using Harvard standard
  • Do not use Wikipedia as a reference.
  • Word limit must be strictly followed.
  1. Plagiarisms and Collusion

Any act of plagiarism or collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the College regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism and collusion are presented below:

Plagiarism is presenting somebody else’s work as your own. It includes copying information directly from the Web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort.

Collusion is copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework from another student and submitting it as your own work.

Suspected plagiarism or collusion will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be

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dealt with according to the college procedure. (For details on Plagiarism & Collusion please see the student handbook)

  1. 5. Submission
  • Initial submission of coursework to the tutors is compulsory in each unit of the course.
  • Student must check their assignments on ICON VLE with plagiarism software Turnitin to make sure the similarity index for their assignment stays within the College approved level. A student can check the similarity index of their assignment three times in the Draft Assignment submission point located in the home page of the ICON VLE.
  • All Final coursework must be submitted to the Final submission point into the unit (not to the Tutor). A student would be allowed to submit only once and that is the final submission.
  • Any computer files generated such as program code (software), graphic files that form part of the coursework must be submitted as an attachment to the assignment with all documentation.
  • Any portfolio for a unit must be submitted online.
  • The student must attach a tutor’s comment in between the cover page and the answer in the case of Resubmission.
  1. Good practice 
  1. Make backup of your work in different media (hard disk, memory stick etc.) to avoid distress for loss or damage of your original copy.
  1. Extension and Late Submission
  1. If you need an extension for a valid reason, you must request one using an Exceptional Extenuating Circumstances (EEC) form available from the College examination office and ICON VLE. Please note that the lecturers do not have the authority to extend the coursework deadlines and therefore do not ask them to award a coursework extension. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.
  2. Late submission will be accepted and marked according to the college procedure. It is noted that late submission may not be graded for Merit and Distinction.
  3. All Late coursework must be submitted to the late submission point into the unit (not to the Tutor). A student would be allowed to submit only once and that is the final submission.
  4. 8. Submission deadlines Online to the ICON VLE only
  • Formative feedback
  • Presentation
  • Final Submission
  • Late Submission
  • Week 12
  • Week 10 & 11
  • 11 – 16 June 2018
  • 18 – 23 June 2018

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 Analyse: Break an issue or topic into smaller parts by looking in depth at each part. Support each part with arguments and evidence for and against (Pros and cons).

Critically Evaluate/Analyse: When you critically evaluate you look at the arguments for and against an issue. You look at the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments. This could be from an article you read in a journal or from a textbook.

Discuss: When you discuss you look at both sides of a discussion. You look at both sides of the arguments. Then you look at the reason why it is important (for) then you look at the reason why it is important (against).

Explain: When you explain you must say why it is important or not important.

Evaluate: When you evaluate you look at the arguments for and against an issue.

Identify: When you identify you look at the most important points.

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