ASSESSMENT BRIEF 1–AS1
|PROGRAMME TITLE||Foundation Degree (FdA) in Hospitality Management|
|MODULE TITLE||Work-Based Learning|
|INTAKE/SEMESTER||January 2021 / Spring 2022|
|MODULE LEADER||Dr Mfon Jackson|
|MODULE LECTURERS||Dr Mfon Jackson|
|ASSESSMENT TYPE||Individual Portfolio|
|ASSESSMENT TITLE||Reflective analysis of the work-based learning
|WRITTEN BY||Dr Md Rubel Ahmed|
|MODERATED BY||Sheikh Ziaul Haque|
|DATE OF ISSUE||31/01/2022|
|Learning Outcomes Covered
LO1: Evaluate the hospitality environment and operational practice of the selected
organisation and relevant sub-sectors.
LO2: Audit their personal and professional development within the work-based environment.
LO3: Take responsibility for their own learning within a work-based setting, includingidentifying
personal and professional learning and development needs for their proposed
future career role.
|Maximum word length 2,000 words|
1 Programme validated by London Metropolitan University.
This assessment requires students to address five tasks that will be further specified by the
lecturer. The student is required to write short critical evaluative reports and briefing sheets
on all five tasks based on assessment scenario. These tasks will relate to the students
planning for the work placement and their experiences in the work placement.
The student is expected to evidence critical thinking and analysis commensurate with this
level 5 degree and demonstrate some academic research.
The word length required for the Portfolio is 2000 words plus or minus 10% excluding
diagram, tables and references.
Students should note that there may be penalties for assessments over or under thepermitted
Assessment Submission Guidance:
Students should provide a completed assessment cover sheet with all the essential details
(including module, student name and ID number. This assessment should be submitted in
electronic format via college systems on or before the submission deadline. The esubmission system will not allow late submissions. Students should upload his/her individual
report to Turnitin for checking and submission.
This assessment requires students to produce an Individual Portfolio of evidence showing
how they do a skills audit and complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP), reflect on their
progress in the work role, and identify gaps in their skills and knowledge selected
organisation. They will demonstrate an understanding of the hospitality environment and
hospitality related practice and evaluate their learning and progress with reflective logs and
journals. They will enhance their PDP to prepare for their future career.
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You are to assume the role of an Executive Housekeeper (work placement). You are
undertaking a skills audit and complete a Personal Development Plan (PDP), reflect on
your progress in the work role and identify any gaps in your skills and knowledge an
institution, company or enterprise of your choice that is operating in the hospitality
industry. Hospitality organisations typically operate within a network of service
organisations and are often interdependent and interrelated. Therefore, the organisation
that you may wish to consider includes the following sector:
▪ Leisure, recreation and entertainment venues
▪ Hotels, hostels, resorts, camping grounds, bed & breakfast establishments
▪ Restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes
Produce a Portfolio comprising five tasks that critically discuss based on assessment
scenario, including short critical evaluative reflective reports and briefing sheets. These will
reflect on the students planning for the work placement environment and experiences in their
Students will undertake all five tasks at specified times during the module and submit as
their Portfolio for review and marking.
Note student must produce reports on all five tasks as below that will comprise their Portfolio.
1. Undertake and document a skills audit and from this, produce a personal
development plan. (LO2, 20 marks)
2. Produce a short report based on chosen hospitality organization environment and
operational practice that reflects on your progress in planning for andundertaking
the work role. (LO1, 20 marks)
3. Produce a short report that identifies the skills and knowledge you require for the
work role. (LO2, 20 marks)
4. Evaluate and document your learning and progress with reflective logs and journals.
(LO3, 20 marks)
5. Include a short report for your planning for a future career role. (LO3, 20 marks)
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Your report documents should:
▪ Be brief but focused, probably a maximum of 450 – 500 words each. (+/- 10%)
Please note the total word count for your Portfolio should not exceed 2000 words
▪ State all issues and reflections clearly.
▪ Be clear and concise as one of these reports’ purposes is to provide the opportunity
for students to use an authentic work context as a key component of learning and
assessment. This Portfolio will enable students to reflect on their previous learning
over the course and allow them to integrate this with their experience of work-based
▪ Present information in an informative and practical manner.
▪ Any issue that is mentioned should be confirmed with evidence, and any solution
suggested should be feasible.
▪ Provide references and a clear conclusion
Assignment Format Guidance:
Title page: The details of the module, student name and ID number.
Portfolio Contents page: Should be provided with page numbers.
Introduction: The background, the context and the aim of the Portfolio starts on Page 2
Key Sections: 5 tasks reports or briefs of 400 – 450 words each (=/- 10%) in line with the
References: Identification of literature and other sources used and referred to in the text.
Ensure that all references are quoted at the end of any quotations, definitions and websourced materials. Submission of a report without references will not be allowed. Use the
Harvard referencing system for your reference.
Format: A formal report structure with page numbers, headings, section or chapter
numbers, contents, introduction and summary and/or conclusion.
Appendices: Do not provide appendices, unless agreed with your module tutor.
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What are the characteristics that will attract a high mark?
▪ Background reading is helpful for this assessment. You are encouraged to engage
with a range of sources – in addition to books available in the library, please also
ensure that you are using the electronic resources.
▪ We will be looking for a reference to specific and relevant examples that address the
main points you are addressing in your reports.
▪ Develop your discussion around key themes; case studies should serve to
highlightboth the positive and negative impacts of your discussion.
• All portfolio documents should be clearly and accurately referenced throughout.
Structure of the reports
▪ To start, make sure you have understood what the report topic title is asking you to
consider and plan your report accordingly.
▪ Your reports should be structured, with a clear progression between the different
segments or elements.
▪ There should be no repetition or overlap between the different reports and ensure
that you focus on the topic.
Depth and knowledge of the subject
▪ Background reading is vital for this assessment. You are encouraged to engagewith
a range of sources – in addition to books available in the library, please also ensure
that you are using the electronic resources.
▪ We will be looking for a reference to specific and relevant examples that address
the main points you are addressing in your reports and ensure that your sourcesare
up to date.
▪ Your discussion should refer to both the positive and negative.
▪ Try and avoid being too descriptive and demonstrate a level of research, critical
thinking and analysis commensurate with this level 5 degree; start by identifying the
key themes and use these as the structure for your reports.
Ability to convey information accurately and succinctly
▪ Your reports’ overall structure must flow coherently, so think carefully about how the
respective parts of the report fit together.
▪ Check all spellings and grammar!
▪ Check all referencing to ensure you are adhering to the Harvard convention.
▪ Select the six topic reports that you feel represent your abilities best.
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Plagiarism and Collusion Explained:
Any act of plagiarism and collusion will be seriously dealt with according to the regulations.
In this context, the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:
Plagiarism is defined as the act of using the work of others, intentionally or unintentionally,
without acknowledging the source of that information or inspiration. “Even if the words are
changed, or sentences are put in a different order, the result is still plagiarism” (Cortell 2003).
Collusion is described as the submission of work produced in collaboration with others for
any given assessment based on individual work assessment when one person shares
his/her work with others who submit part or all of that work as their work. In this assessment,
it is acceptable to discuss various ideas and concepts with others, but your submission’s
substantive application and coverage must be your work.
Guidelines on Harvard Referencing System:
Any information or work that is not yours needs to be referenced as per the Harvard
Referencing System or may be considered plagiarism. Copying from someone’s work can
be unintentionally done if you are unaware of the rules for acknowledging and referencing
The citation’s Harvard system requires you to use a given convention that places primarily
the authors’ surnames and year of publication within the text.
According to Bell (1999), as you write your report, you will use a citation to indicate in your
text the source of information. This is called in-text referencing.
The authors and publication information cited within your work’s main body must be listed in
the reference list. For example:
Bell, J.; (1999), ‘Doing your Research Project’, (3rd Ed), Buckingham: Open University
Detailed guidance on the Harvard Referencing System (HRS) is available on the Virtual
Learning Environment (VLE). For further details and guidelines on Harvard Referencing,
visit the following link: http://tinyurl.com/jtq47gm or follow the Harvard Referencing Guide
provided by London Met University Library.
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|University Grading Scheme for Undergraduate Programmes: 2021/2022|
|Marking criteria||Letter grade||Mark recorded|
|Work showing evidence of:|
|Excellent coverage of the topic with justification.||A+||95|
|Work of outstanding quality is based on a|
|rigorous, comprehensive and detailed knowledge|
|base, including awareness of the provisional
nature of knowledge and its theoretical, ethical,
|and conceptual dimensions and its broader|
|context and implications. Work will demonstrate
sustained ability to analyse new/abstract data
|and situations, synthesise data and concepts to|
|design novel solutions, critically evaluate|
|evidence and its contradictions, and confidence in|
|application to define and propose resolutions to|
|complex problems relevant to the field of study or|
|assessment task. This will be the basis for|
|authoritative arguments and judgements and|
|work which meets professional standards|
|concerning a full range of critical skills. There will|
|be strong evidence of competence across a range|
|of specialised skills to plan, develop and evaluate|
|problems solving strategies, challenge received|
|opinion and generate reflective judgements and|
|reports. Clear evidence of capability to operate|
|autonomously with minimal guidance in complex|
|and unpredictable contexts using a wide range of|
|innovative and standard techniques will be|
|demonstrated. Outputs will be communicated|
|effectively, accurately and reliably.|
|Work showing evidence of:|
|Work of commendable quality based on a strong
comprehensive/detailed knowledge base for the
field of study, including an assured grasp of
concepts, principles and significant theories, and
demonstrating some awareness of the provisional
nature of such knowledge and understanding
together with its wider implications. There will be
evidence of considered and confident analysis of
new/abstract data/situations, synthesis of
data/concepts, critical evaluation of evidence and
useful application of knowledge skills to address
complex problems. The ability to work effectively
within professional contexts with minimum
direction to meet objectives and take
responsibility for quality of outputs and criticise
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|them will also be evident. There will be evidence
of capability in all relevant subject-based and key
skills, including self-evaluating and working
autonomously with minimal direction to effectively
use a range of innovative and standardtechniques
in complex and unpredictable contexts.
|Work showing evidence of:|
|Work of sound quality based on a firm
detailed/comprehensive knowledge base for the
|field of study and its developing and provisional|
|nature, including a good grasp of current theories
and issues both abstract and practical, together
|with the ability to organise and communicate|
|effectively. The work may be relatively standard|
|and limited in its insight/theoretical grasp or|
|depth. Still, it will be most accurate and provide|
|some evidence of the ability to analyse the new|
|or abstract, synthesise data/concepts, critically|
|evaluate and apply appropriate|
|methods/techniques, with minimal guidance.|
|There will be no severe omissions or inaccuracies,|
|and there will be capable in professional contexts.|
|There will be good evidence of ability to take|
|responsibility for own learning, some capability to|
|challenge received opinion and use a range of|
|resources to form judgements. Evidence of the|
|ability to operate with autonomy in complex and|
|unpredictable situations, selecting and applying|
|appropriate techniques will be demonstrated|
|within limits. There will be competence in|
|relevant key skills.|
|Work showing evidence of:|
|Work of broadly satisfactory quality based on a
knowledge base that is coherent and appropriate
depth/detail for the field of study, including an
awareness of current theories and issues and some
key theories, appropriately presented and
organised. However, work will be primarily
derivative, with limited evidence of
independent/creative analysis, synthesis, and
evaluation or application. Although there will be
limits to knowledge and intellectual skills, such
that work may contain omissions, there will be
some evidence of an ability to deploy established
techniques of analysis and enquiry, sound
conceptual understanding and capacity tomanage
own learning and communicate effectively and
appropriately. There will be some
evidence of operating with autonomy in
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|predictable contexts, but less evidence of working
in more complex or unpredictable situations.
However, an ability to select and apply a variety of
standard and possible innovative techniques, and
to meet threshold standards of competencein
relevant key skills, will be demonstrated.
|Work showing evidence of:
Work which indicates some evidence of a
systematic and coherent engagement with key
aspects of the field of study, including familiarity
with current scholarship, and evidence of abilityto
utilise specialised skills, but which alsocontains
significant limitations in understanding or
knowledge, such that there is insufficient evidence
of, e.g. the ability to sustain a valid argument,
critically evaluate evidence from a range of
sources, effectively communicate complex ideas to
different audiences, transfer or apply skills to solve
problems concerning threshold standards of
|Work that falls well short of the threshold
standards concerning one or more areas of
knowledge, intellectual, subject-based or key
skills. It may address the assessment task tosome
extent or include evidence of successful
engagement with some of the subject matter.Still,
major deficiencies across remaining areas will
clearly outweigh such satisfactory characteristics.
|Fail (non-submission or submission of work which
cannot be given any credit (e.g., blank
submission, incorrect assessment)
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