Module Information

Module Identifier
RD23210
Module Title
Work Experience
Academic Year
2018/2019
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Employer Assessment.  30%
Semester Assessment Workplace Reflection and Evaluation (Oral Presentation).  30%
Semester Assessment Workplace Investigation.  40%
Supplementary Assessment Students will be required to retake elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Negotiate and secure a valid work placement

2. Demonstrate the ability to fulfill a working role

3. Analyse the activities and performance of the business / organisation / place of employment

4. Assess the value and role of the work experience gained

Brief description

The module aims to provide FDSc Equine Studies students with an opportunity to secure and complete a period of a minimum of 6 weeks in full time employment in an organisation or business related to their study scheme.

Students will be expected to seek and secure, approved, full time employment (paid or unpaid) for a minimum of 6 weeks in the vacation period between first and second years of the scheme, during which time they will be expected to gain experience of the workplace and of undertaking a working role. The 6 weeks will normally be expected to be a continuous, non-retrospective, period of employment with a single employer.

Content

See brief description above. All positions will need to be approved by the module co-coordinator (in conjunction with the scheme coordinator where appropriate), prior to the commencement of any employment. Due to the compulsory nature of the module, any student who fails to find satisfactory employment will be offered a relevant, as is reasonably possible, voluntary position within the University.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Students will do an oral presentation reflecting upon and evaluating their workplace experience
Improving own Learning and Performance
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning This is the main focus of the work experience period and the students’ personal development and career planning will feature prominently in all aspects of assessed work
Problem solving Students would be expected to solve the problems encountered routinely in the workplace
Research skills
Subject Specific Skills The workplace and its activities will be relevant to the study scheme followed by students and will provide a unique opportunity to develop a wide range of subject specific skills within a professional / work-based context
Team work Students will work with others in the workplace

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5