Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Industry Placement
Academic Year
Semester 2
Exclusive (Any Acad Year)
VE20020 This module replaces VE20020: Applied Veterinary Nursing, which contains the license to practice requirements from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Students who take the VE21220: Industry Placement module will take the alternative exit award.
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Portfolio  2000 Words  50%
Semester Assessment Presentation  15 Minutes  50%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  2000 Words  50%
Supplementary Assessment Presentation  15 Minutes  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

Discuss the need for continued personal and professional development and propose short-, medium-, and long-term goals.

Appraise personal employability and transferrable skills gained whilst on industry placement.

Reflect on current skills gained whilst on industrial placement and how these can be applied to future career opportunities.

Discuss examples of ethical and legal dilemmas and reflect on specific situations experienced in the workplace.

Discuss roles within the industry and critique the personal skill development needed to progress into these in the future.

Develop effective communication skills.

Brief description

The aim of this module is to offer the student opportunities to develop reflective practice and consider how they have developed both personal and professional skills that may be useful in a range of employment opportunities. Students will reflect on their experiences and will also plan for future development of skills. Alongside the development of individual skills, students will be required to investigate various roles within the industry and consider their relevance on a personal level and a wider industrial level. The emphasis of this module is on employability skills.


1. Reflective cycles
2. CV development
3. Roles within industry
4. Interview skills
5. Action planning
6. SMART targets
7. SWOT analysis

All content will be covered via tutorials. There will be an expectation for students to undertake independent or directed study.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Digital capability Design of presentation material
Professional communication Presentation of information
Real world sense Consideration of what skills are needed for future careers in the industry.
Reflection Reflection of experiences in the workplace


This module is at CQFW Level 5