The Advanced RED Award has been designed to enable students to develop a specific employability skill. This is a new scheme that is exclusively available for those students who have completed the RED Award:
- Students who have completed the RED Award before December 2018 will be eligible for the 2018-19 Advanced RED Award (and for following years until they graduate).
- Students who complete the RED Award after this will be eligible for the 2019-20 Advanced RED Award.
Unlike the RED Award, there will be no set hours, completion session or checklist to complete – find out how you can get involved below…
How do I secure my place on the Advanced RED Award?Applications for the 2018-19 Advanced RED Award will open on Monday 1st October and will close on Friday 18th January. There will be 50 places available, offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
You will notice that when you complete the RED Award, you will see a new set of pages on the RISIS Portal - here, you can register your interest in the Advanced RED Award. ACTION: This is the first step that you will need to take begin the process of securing your place on the scheme.
Following this, you will receive an email with more information about how to get started and will include your Personal Development Plan template and a copy of our employability skills pack.
The current employability skills are: Commercial Awareness; Communication and Presentation; Community Engagement; Digital and IT; Leadership; and Networking.
You will need to select one of these employability skills in order to create your personal development plan, where you will set yourself a series of goals to complete throughout the academic year. You will be supported through this process with access to a 1:1 personalised careers appointment.
When you are happy with your personal development plan, you should submit this to firstname.lastname@example.org for approval. Once approved, you will officially secure your place on the scheme.
How do I complete the Advanced RED Award?
When you have received your approval, you can begin implementing your personal development plan and working towards completing your goals. To record your progress you will need to keep a learning journal (template provided) as you go. This document will need to be submitted upon completion and the final opportunity to do so will be on Monday 29th April.
Following this, you will be invited to complete an employer activity – during 2017-18, students were offered the opportunity to undertake a Mock Assessment Centre or Mock Interview with one of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.
For 2018-19, the employer activity will be provided by Accenture and 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 then be presented with your certificate and the Advanced RED Award will be recorded on your diploma supplement annex.