|Module Title||INDUSTRY PLACEMENT|
|Co-ordinator||Mr Michael Barrett|
|Pre-Requisite||This module is available only to students registered on IRS schemes.|
|Mutually Exclusive||RSS0060 , RSS0160|
|Assessment||Report of host||Employer/tutor assessment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2||45%|
|Presentation||Post-placement presentation Outcomes assessed: 3, 4 15 minutes||25%|
|Report||Industrial placement report Outcomes assessed: 3, 4 3,000 words||30%|
|Resit assessment||Re-submission of industrial placement report and/or repeat presentation. There is no opportunity to re-take the work placement if you fail the Employer's assessment.|
The module requires you to undertake a period of work experience of at least 6 weeks, normally during the long vacation prior to the start of Part 2 (this usually means between the first and second year), within an organisation that will provide you with experience relevant to your degree scheme. All placements must be approved, before you commence, by the Work Experience Co-ordinator and your degree scheme co-ordinator.
(i) The Institute reserves the right to preclude students from registering on this module if their academic performance
has been unsatisfactory.
(ii) Students seeking to change their registration from this module to a different one at the start of the session would only be
permitted to do so where the placement had been unsuccessful through no fault of their own. Such cases would need
the approval of the Dean.
1. Negotiate and secure a valid work placement
(a) Determine personal objectives for the placement
(b) Demonstrate initiative in selecting and securing relevant employment
(c) Respond to the demands of preparing for and attending an interview
(d) Negotiate and agree an action plan withthe supervisor and employer
2. Demonstrate an ability to fulfil a working role
(a) Sustain the placement for the required period of time
(b) Complete a programme of tasks to an agreed standard
(c) Work responsibly alone and witih others
3. Analyse the activities and performance of the organisation
(a) Review and evaluate the organisation, its structure and use of available resources
(b) Assess its effectiveness in achieving its aims in relation to recognised standards
4. Assess the value and relevance of the work experience gained
(a) Evaluate the experience gained against the action plan
(b) Assess the contribution of this experience to career development
(c) Identify personal skills development
(d) Analyse the contribution to career development
Independent project work
Oral discussion and presentation
Career needs awareness
1. You should discuss your ideas for undertaking the work experience component of this module with your
degree scheme co-ordinator at the earliest opportunity and at the latest BY THE END OF THE LENT TERM
2. By Friday of Week 2 of the Easter term, you are required to submit a completed Industry Placement proposal to the
Institute's Work Experience Co-ordinator. The form is available to download from the IRS website.
3. Your Industry Placement proposal form must be completed fully before the Work Experience Co-ordinator can
consider it for approval.
4. The Work Experience Co-ordinator will communicate a decision regarding your proposal to you in writing, normally
by the end of the Easter Term.