*** The Advanced RED Award is piloting for the 2017/18 academic year. 50 places are available to students who have completed the RED Award during or before 2016/17. If you complete the RED Award during 2017/18, you will be eligible for the advanced scheme when it launches in full for 2018/19.***
Now that you have finished the RED Award and have completed at least 50 hours of activities, the Advanced RED Award will help you to identify what your strengths and areas for development are. You will then be supported to take the necessary steps to work towards developing one of these areas.
For the pilot year, you will be able to select one of the available areas: Commercial Awareness, Communication and Presentations, Community Engagement, Digital and IT, Leadership and Networking.
Through access to a 1:1 personalised careers session for support, you will self-select an area that you feel you need to develop and propose your own personal development plan, which you will then implement. The actions that you create as part of this will be designed by you but the activity that you complete must be something that you have not done before (whether this be something completely new or taking on more responsibility in a current role). To record your progress you will need to keep a learning journal as you go, which will be submitted upon completion. Materials on skills selection, personal development planning and keeping a learning journal will all be provided.
Following the completion of your plan and the submission of your learning journal, you will be invited to complete an activity with an employer. This will give you the opportunity to see the progress you have made, as well as receiving tailored feedback on your chosen skill. You will also be presented with a certificate and the Advanced RED Award will appear on your diploma supplement annex.
To find out more, please register your interest via the RISIS Portal. Please note: This action will only be available once you have completed the RED Award.