Module: Work-based Learning

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Tom Overbury
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    10 hours

Module content

Students will compile a personal development portfolio over the period. This will include a statutory minimum of 10 weeks work related learning experience over the Summer vacation. A minimum of 2 weeks must be spent off the home farm. Other learning experiences will enable the student to build up the portfolio of evidence.

Competence in the role chosen for the work based period.

Personal reflection of achievements.

Advice and assistance from designated mentor.

Successful completion of the portfolio in an acceptable form will demonstrate competence in word processing and communication skills, report writing and other transferable skills.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Work in an independent and autonomous way.
  2. Carry out a risk assessment based on a particular farm or enterprise.
  3. Provide evidence of competence in the role assigned or chosen in the work based learning environment.
  4. Assess themselves in a work situation, and demonstrate how they would improve their performance, with collaboration from mentor.


Assessment Description Weighting
Coursework 1 x portfolio of achievement 100%

Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.