Curriculum Plus Programmes
All the units in the Curriculum Plus programme are a year long and carry 20 credits towards your degree.
C+ units are option units. If your course offers options it should also offer C+ units. Workshops are run through the year with a submission at the end of the year.
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The Curriculum Plus units offered in 2013-2014 are:
Units with a placement
Community Volunteering: Personal Values in Action CPU114
Sports Coaching in the Community CPU112
Work Based Learning CPU115
Units with a mock interview
CV and Career Building CPU113
Units for building entrepreneurship skills
Capability for Innovation C4I CPU116
Planning to Succeed P2S CPU117
Languages such as Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and English
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 1 and 2 ENG190 & ENG191
What C+ units offer
Taking a Curriculum Plus unit could boost your skills, your credits and your CV.
Curriculum Plus (C+) units allow you to:
PLEASE NOTE: there are a very small number of courses that do not offer C+ units, and some courses limit the number of C+ units you are allowed to take or don't let you take a particular unit (because it duplicates something you are already doing on your course). If you are not sure about this ASK your course leader or course administrator, or consult your course handbook.
C+ units are different from ordinary options because you don't have to have any prior experience, knowledge or qualification in the subject of a C+ unit in order to take it. For instance, you can take a C+ languages unit in Italian, even if you have never studied Italian before and are an absolute beginner in the language. Even if you are at Level 6 on your course, you can still take a C+ unit in something that is totally new to you.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that C+ are easy options – they are designed to be interesting and useful to you, but are also quite challenging, because you have to get yourself organised and do quite a bit of independent work.
How do these work?
Each C+ unit carries 20 credit points. The units are assessed and if you pass you get the credits and they count towards your degree.
The units run year-long and are organised so that you can take them alongside your other studies.
There is quite a lot of independent work involved, with tutor guidance and support, and three of the units on offer involve short placements. All involve some workshops and class sessions and are often arranged in the 'twilight' or early evening to avoid timetable clashes. Languages units typically involve 2-3 hours of classes each week all year.
Find out more
To find out more about these units either look for the units onmyCourse C+ page or contact the unit tutor who'll be happy to advice you