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Course Design Blueprint

Subject Specialist Skills and Attributes


Many subject specialist skills and attributes will be captured in course learning outcomes, and students will learn and develop these through course delivery and assessment. 

Some specialist skills can only be explored and practiced within an appropriate setting such as laboratories, in the field, or through placements or work settings (particularly for apprenticeship students), and the responsibility for developing and assessing students skill acquisition and proficiency will sometimes be taken on by placement staff, mentors or trainers.  Supporting the diverse student aspirations and interests usually present within any single cohort, some courses will provide optional or extra-curricular opportunities for students to explore particular skills, possibly in conjunction with employers or visiting sector specialists.