Unit A4: Researching a Topic
Unit type: Core
Guided learning hours: 30
Unit in brief
Learners will develop the skills needed to carry out some outline research into an agreed topic. They will keep a record of their investigation and then present a summary of their findings.
In this unit, you will have the opportunity to research a topic that interests you. It could be linked to something you have enjoyed in your sector, something that is happening in your local community or perhaps linked to what you would like to do in the future.
Before starting on your research you will need to decide on the focus for your topic. You will set up a research log to record the research tasks you carry out and the sources that you use.
When you have completed your research, you will summarise and present your findings.
You will use many of the skills you have developed already, such as planning, time management, research and presenting, as well as any sector skills and knowledge that you have learned.
All these skills are important for progressing to further qualifications.
In this unit you will:
A Carry out research into an agreed topic
B Present a summary of research findings into an agreed topic.