CURRENT WORKING DRAFT OF GUIDELINES ON PERSONAL
Opportunities and entitlements
The minimum expectations for institutional PDP
policies are that:
at the start of a programme, students
will be introduced to the opportunities for PDP;
students will be provided with opportunities
for PDP at each stage of their programme.
the rationale for PDP at different
stages of a programme will be explained for the benefit of students
(eg in student or course handbooks or module/unit guides);
the nature and scope of opportunities
for PDP, and the recording and support strategies will be determined
by each institution.
These minimum criteria are not intended to constrain
existing practice or local initiatives and institutional or local
policies are likely to exceed these minimum expectations.
On completion of their programme students will
participated in PDP in a range of
learning contexts at each stage or level of their programme;
demonstrated that they can assess
and use the aids and tools provided by the institution to help
them reflect upon their own learning and achievements and to plan
for their own educational, academic and career development;
created their own learning records
containing information on the qualities and skills they can evidence
which can be drawn upon when applying for a job or further study.
Information on PDP
the opportunities for PDP in student
programmes will be made clear in the programme specification and
through any other means the institution considers appropriate;
students who are applying to study
in HE will be informed about the institution's policies on PDP;
at the start of their programme students
will be provided with information on PDP in their programme including
a rationale for the approaches used. Students will be provided
information on how they might integrate
extra-curricula experiences (like voluntary service, part-time
employment or work placements, study abroad, fieldwork and working
as a student representative or SU officer) into their own personal
development planning process.
students will be provided with information
on any ways in which their own evidence of learning might be eligible
formal opportunities for PDP in the
HE curriculum will be identified in the HE Transcript.
(see CVCP-ScoP-QAA Consultation paper)
Institutions will be expected to
have mechanisms to assure themselves that PDP is being implemented