Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Year 2 Placement B
Academic Year
Semester 2

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. 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. 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. Students will be required to keep a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate their ability to meet the national occupational standards for early years’ practitioners. 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 second placement module will cover:

SCDCCLD0303 Promote the Development of Children and Young People

SCDHSCO326 Promote the development of Positive behaviour

Promote the health and physical development of children SCDCCLD0307

Promote the care of babies and children SCDCCLD 0314

Implement frameworks for early education through the development of curriculum planning SCDCCLD 0309

Promote children’s early learning in the school environment SCDCCLD 0316

Use Information and Communication Technology to promote children's early learning SCDCCLD 0323

Promote the safeguarding of children and young people SCDHSC 0034

Support children and young people through major transitions SCDCCLD 0325

Develop your practice through reflection and learning SCDHSC 0033

Develop your own knowledge and practice SCDHSC 0023

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. The student will be expected to email a fortnightly update of progress to the supervisor.

Throughout semester 1 of year 2, compulsory workshops will be held with students to provide details on organizing placements, professional conduct and assessment portfolios.

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 5