Rules and regulations
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; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework from another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the procedures set down by the College. Please see your student handbook for further details of what is / isn’t plagiarism.
1 Submission of coursework must be undertaken according to the relevant procedure – whether online or paper-based. Lecturers will give information as to which procedure must be followed, and details of submission procedures and penalty fees can be obtained from Academic Administration or the general student handbook.
2 All coursework must be submitted to the Academic Admin Office and a receipt must be obtained. Under no circumstances can other College staff accept them. Please check the Academic Admin Office opening hours.
3 Late coursework will be accepted by Academic Admin Office and marked according to the guidelines given in your Student Handbook for this year.
4 If you need an extension (even for one day) for a valid reason, you must request one, using a coursework extension request form available from the Academic Admin Office. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.
5 General guidelines for submission of coursework:
a) All work must be word-processed and must be of “good” standard.
b) Document margins shall not be more than 2.5cm or less than 1.5cm
c) Font size in the range of 11 to 12 points distributed to including headings and body text. Preferred typeface to be of a common standard such as Arial or Times New Roman for the main text.
d) You are required to produce an academic report, answering the questions below with a word limit of 2800-3000 words (+/- 10%)
e) You are required to reference sources with Harvard Referencing Style format.
f) All course work must be submitted online on www.stponline.co.uk.
g) The copy of the course work submitted may not be returned to you after marking and you are advised to have your personal copy for your reference.
h) All work completed, including any software constructed may not be used for any purpose other than the purpose of intended study without prior written permission from St Patrick’s International College.
Remember to keep your coursework receipt.
Outcomes and assessment requirements
Outcomes Assessment requirements
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
LO1 Be able to use recruitment,
selection and retention
1.1 prepare documentation to select and recruit a new
member of staff
1.2 assess the impact of legal, regulatory and ethical
considerations to the recruitment and selection process
1.3 take part in the selection process
1.4 evaluate own contribution to the selection process
LO2 Understand the styles and
impact of leadership 2.1 explain the skills and attributes needed for leadership
2.2 explain the difference between leadership and
2.3 compare leadership styles for different situations
2.4 explain ways to motivate staff to achieve objectives
LO3 Be able to work effectively in
3.1 assess the benefits of team working for an organisation
3.2 demonstrate working in a team as a leader and member
towards specific goals, dealing with any conflict or
3.3 review the effectiveness of the team in achieving the
LO4 Be able to assess the work
and development needs of
4.1 explain the factors involved in planning the monitoring
and assessment of work performance
4.2 plan and deliver the assessment of the development
needs of individuals
4.3 evaluate the success of the assessment process.
You are required to answer the following questions in the context of your chosen organisation (preferably your work place).
1. Recruitment & selection strategies ensure the deployment of a new human capital in the organization. Explore the recruitment, selection and retention procedures taken in your chosen organization in line with the legal, ethical and regulatory considerations.
2. Leadership operates within the internal framework of organisational values, culture, policies and practices. It also recognizes that, externally, leadership should meet the requirements of current legislation and ensure ethical and environmentally friendly behaviour. Evaluate the styles and impact of leadership in relation to employee engagement and empowerment in your chosen organisation.
3. High performance teams are truly seen as winning teams that invest much time and effort exploring, shaping and agreeing on a purpose that belongs to them, both collectively and individually. They are characterized by a greater sense of commitment to their growth and success. Evaluate how to build winning teams.
4. Performance management processes have become prominent in to the staff development activities in recent years as a means of providing a more integrated and continuous approach. What role does performance management plays in achieving work and development needs of individual?
*Please note: Q1 & Q2 should be submitted as a draft in Week 5 and Q3 & Q4 in Week 9 for feedback. These feedbacks will be kept as a record for future reference. Please refer to page 3 for outcomes and assessment requirements.
Preparing your assignment
Your assignment must strike a balance between theory and practice. Your work must avoid bland description of what is already stated in the case study; description should be limited to what is absolutely necessary to emphasise a point of view or make your analysis clear. Similarly, you should not simply regurgitate theories in your assignment with no practical application of them. You should show due diligence in writing your assignment to ensure that it reflects the highest standard of presentation.
Other key considerations
• Your assignment must include a cover page with title, student name and number, student contact details (email & mobile phone number), date, word count, and contents page with page numbers.
• The Introduction in your assignment should cover the background, the issues and the aim of the investigation.
Your assignment must use good quality sources (academic material or credible news sources, up to date and relevant to the topic) and correctly referenced using the Harvard system