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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
Industry Experience Portfolio 1
Reference BS1285 Version 4
Created July 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 7
Approved January 2010 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide the student with the opportunity to gain first hand experience within the events industry, applying knowledge and understanding as well as the personal transferable skills acquired in the programme to date.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Demonstrate entry-level skills, attitudes and behaviours appropriate to the workplace.
2 Understand the organisation in which they are placed.
3 Describe the theories and principles acquired in the course to date as they relate to the host workplace.
4 Demonstrate new learning with regards to knowledge, skills and abilities required for effective functioning within the workplace.
5 Describe their own strengths and weaknesses as potential managers.

Indicative Module Content
The content of the experience will vary, dependent on where each student is placed. Each student will draw upon an agreed learning contract with the host organisation and will devise a programme which will enable the learning outcomes specified above to be achieved.

Module Delivery
Primarily, delivery is by means of on-the-job training. However, there will be some initial lectures to prepare the students for the Industry Experience. In addition students may be required to attend specific staff development workshops and events as designated by the host organisaton. Lab-based tutorials will be timetabled to ensure students have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and capture skills development within their ePortfolio.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 12 12
Non-Contact Hours 38 38
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours 100 100
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body 100 100

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Description: The assessment consists of each student compiling an ePortfolio of evidence which will contain the following:(a) learning contract; (b) documentation from periodic reviews (by host organisation); (c) reflective diaries; (d) further evidence deemed appropriate by the student.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF Level 7 entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

ADDITIONAL NOTES
The Industry Experience Portfolio is unpaid work experience. The structure of the experience, ie. the spreading/clustering of indicative hours, will be agreed between the student and the host organisation.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 FANTHOME, C., 2004. Work placements - a survival guide for students. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
2 NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR WORK EXPERIENCE, 2017. Work experience and internships. [online]. Manchester: Graduate Prospects Ltd. Available from: http://www.work-experience.org


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