Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Year 3 Placement C
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 Research project  (2,500 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Portfolio  (2,500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Research project  (2,500 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  (2,500 words)  50%

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:

Manage provision of care services that deals effectively with transitions and significant life events SCDCCLD 0432

Maintain effective communication systems and practice SCDCCLD 0401

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

Take responsibility for the continuing professional development of yourself and others SCDHSC 0043

Develop your practice through reflection and learning SCDHSC 0033

Develop your own knowledge and practice SCDHSC 0023

Undertake a research project SCDCCLD 0420

Lead in the review of policies, procedures and practice for children with additional support needs CCLD 414

Promote the care, learning and development of children with additional support needs in early education settings CCLD 339

Support individuals, families and communities to commission their own services CPC 309

Empower families through the development of parenting skills SCDCCLD 0322

Lead provision for babies and children in partnership with parents and carers SCDCCLD 0405

Maintain a service for children and families SCDCCLD 0330

Contribute to the effectiveness of teams SCDCHSC 0241

Work with a management committee SCDCCLD 0329

Lead service providers in accessing information to support the care, learning and development of children SCDCCLD 0417

Lead multi-agency working arrangements SCDCCLD 0423


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. 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