Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Partnerships in Principle and Practice
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

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 Essay  (900 words)  30%
Semester Assessment Portfolio  (2,100 words)  70%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  (900 words)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  (2,100 words)  70%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Understand and evaluate the main principles underpinning early years legislation, policy and practice in partnership working

2. Critically reflect and evaluate on the need for partnership working in the early years setting

3.Develop the ability to work and communicate effectively with partners in early years settings

Brief description

Partnership working is central to the work of early years’ practitioners. This module will look at effective models for partnership working and why such methods are essential in the early years. Leadership skills to ensure successful partnership working will be reflected upon and interventions to develop these will be discussed. An opportunity to explore partnership working in practice will be given during the 50 hour placement.


​Lectures and seminars will be based on the following:

Partnership working

Working with other professionals (including recruitment)

Working with parents

Services and resources (including funding opportunities)

Accessing services

Best practice in working together

Leading partnership working (including theories of leadership)

Reflecting and evaluating partnership working

Weeks 9 and 10 – students will be undertake placements (50 hours in total). Throughout the seminar sessions, students will be supported on finding and organising placements.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.
Communication Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflection during seminar tasks and the portfolio encourage improved performance.
Information Technology Written assignments will be word-processed and students will be using ICT to research
Personal Development and Career planning Students will be encouraged to reflect upon and evaluate their skills
Problem solving An essential element in the process of critical assessment
Research skills Research is required for the main assessments and will be for the seminar tasks.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be challenged and encouraged to develop a range of professional skills
Team work Team work, in form of key professional behaviors and interdisciplinary working procedures, will be an important skill that will be developed throughout


This module is at CQFW Level 4