Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Year 3 Placement B
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Written assignment  (1,000 words)  20%
Semester Assessment Portfolio  (4,000 words)  80%
Supplementary Assessment Written assignment  (1,000 words)  20%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  (4,000 words)  80%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Critically integrate theoretical perspectives in the delivery of professional practice

2. Meet and evidence the national occupational standards covered in this module for early years’ practitioners

3. Critically consider and evaluate implications of research findings for future personal development

Brief description

The module will encourage students to take ownership of their personal, professional and academic development and utilize this to enhance their practice. Critical reflection in relation to current practice and professional roles will be an integral part of the portfolio. Evaluation of current research findings and exploration of the possibilities and implications for future development both personally and within the profession will be encouraged. Students will be assigned both a university supervisor and a placement mentor. This placement module will cover:

Lead programmes for the promotion of children and young people’s development SCDCCLD 0403

Lead curriculum provision of early education for children SCDCCLD 0407

Lead the physical, emotional and social development of children SCDCCLD 0408

Lead the support of children’s communication SCDCCLD 0409

Lead the support for children’s creativity SCDCCLD 0410

Lead the support for children’s mathematical learning, exploration and problem solving SCDCCLD 0411

Lead in advising and supporting practitioners in early years settings working with children who have additional support needs SCDCCLD 0415

Lead practice that promotes the safeguarding of children and young people SCDHSC 0044

Develop your practice through reflection and learning SCDHSC 0033

Develop your own knowledge and practice SCDHSC 0023

Engage with families in ways that encourage them to be involved with their children’s learning and development SCDCCLD 0317

Support families to engage in groups within the childcare setting SCDCCLD 0332

Contribute to the effectiveness of teams SCDCHSC 0241


Students will undertake 15 days in an early years setting to develop their skills to become an early years’ practitioner. Students will be focusing on the competencies outlined above. The professional practice portfolio will consist of evidence from practice in an early years setting. During their placement, students will be supported online to cover the following topics:

National Occupational Standards and professional development (2 hour lecture)

In addition, each student will have a designated supervisor and a placement mentor who will monitor the student’s progress.

Students will have completed placements in semester 2, year 2.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Students may need to work with or present data where appropriate
Communication The ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, will be an essential element of the portfolio. Students will need to develop logical and clear argument and show an aptitude for the effective use of information in a direct and appropriate way.
Improving own Learning and Performance The ability to reflect upon one’s own progress and identify and act upon one’s own development needs will be essential throughout this module.
Information Technology Students will need to use appropriate ICT throughout their portfolio, particularly in the case of data analysis if this is necessary.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will need to continuously reflect upon their own practice and consider their personal development
Problem solving Students will need to show efficiency in the organisation of large amounts of complex information and the ability to identify, describe and analyse the key features of the information
Research skills Students will need to use research skills in order to explore the practices they include in the portfolio
Subject Specific Skills Students will need to demonstrate the skills necessary for working in a professional practice
Team work Whilst out on placement, students will be required to work with others and reflect upon this in their portfolio.


This module is at CQFW Level 6