|Delivery length / details
|3 x 3 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|Workplace Reflection and Evaluation (Oral Presentation).
|Students will be required to retake elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.
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
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.
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.
|Application of Number
|Students will do an oral presentation reflecting upon and evaluating their workplace experience
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|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
|Students would be expected to solve the problems encountered routinely in the workplace
|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
|Students will work with others in the workplace
This module is at CQFW Level 5