Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Year 2 Placement C
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 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. 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 third placement module will cover:

Support a child with additional support needs SCDCCLD 0209

Support the acquisition of a new language through immersion by children in an early years setting SCDCCLD 0247

Promote the acquisition of a new language by children through immersion in an early years setting SCDCCLD 0347

Promote the care, learning and development of children with additional support needs in early education settings SCDCCLD 0339

Promote children’s well-being and resilience SCDCCLD 0308

Prepare environments to meet children’s needs SCDCCLD 0205

Plan and organise environments for children and families SCDCCLD 0306

Implement positive environments for babies and children SCDCCLD 0312

Work with children and young people to create play spaces and support freely chosen self-directed play SKAPW34

Develop your practice through reflection and learning SCDHSC 0033

Develop your own knowledge and practice SCDHSC 0023

Undertake a research project SCDCCLD 0420

Contribute to the effectiveness of teams SCDCHSC 0241

Develop productive working relationships with others SCDCCLD 0338


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. 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