Work-Based Learning 1
- Module code
- Module leader
- Bridget Williams / Mike Draper
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 300 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 15 days (6 hours / day) + 6 weeks of placement (7 hours / day)
- Teaching period
- Year 1, Semesters 1 & 2
This module will focus upon the acquisition of real world knowledge and skills that reinforce the understanding of academic subjects and which add to the range of individual capabilities.
Production of a CV and personal statement; identification of achievements to date; an introduction to Personal Development Planning (PDP); identification and agreement of appropriate learning objectives and learning agreements; completion and evaluation of a 15 day vocational work experience period, and a six week vocational work placement.
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Analyse individual strengths and weaknesses and, as a result, construct an appropriate CV, apply for employment and develop a plan for continuous evaluation and professional development.
- Demonstrate competence in a range of basic professional skills appropriate to a specific employment sector.
- Investigate and report showing understanding of the working practices and the principles of health and safety in employment related situations.
- Sustain and evaluate learning achieved during an appropriate work placement.
|Coursework||Vocational day work-based learning portfolio and report (2,000 words).|
|Coursework||Personal Development Plan|
|Coursework||Work-based learning report on working practices of selected employer (6 week work placement).|
|Coursework||Employer’s report and monthly workplace diary / log of activities mapped against key employment skills.|
Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:
- Cottrell, S. (2005). Critical Thinking Skills. Palgrave Macmillan.
- Cottrell, S. (2003). The Study Skills Handbook. (2nd edition). Palgrave Macmillan.
- Drew, S. and Bingham, R. (2001). The Student Skills Guide. (2nd edition). London: Gower.
- Payne, E. and Whittaker, L. (2000). Developing Essential Study Skills. London: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
- Herbert, I. (2005). Managing Your Placement: A Skills Based Approach. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- McMillan, K. (2007). How to write Essays and Assignments. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall.
- Northedge, A. (2005). Good Study Guide. Milton Keynes: Open University.