|Prerequisites for Module|
This option is not available to stage 3 direct entrants.
Aims of Module
To provide students with the opportunity to apply academic and practitioner knowledge and skills to a workplace related to their particular area of study.
Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
||Perform, demonstrate and explain a range of appropriate workplace skills and tasks, taking account of practical and managerial criteria for performance.|
||Relate the theories, models, concepts and principals of formal study to a particular working environment.|
||Demonstrate effective self-evaluation in terms of practical, written and oral communication skills whilst on placement.|
Indicative Module Content
The module offers a year-long period of fieldwork, selected with tutorial guidance in collaboration with the Placement Office. Students gain the opportunity to experience the practicalities and challenges of relevant workplace situations and develop evaluative and reflective practitioner skills and attitudes.
Students are also expected to critically evaluate the workplace environment; eg operational and managerials structures, communication practices, financial profile and process, product mix (where appropriate) and professional practices.
Indicative Student Workload
|Students are required to work a minimum of 20 hours per week for a minimum of 44 weeks. Working hours will be determined by the placement employer, in conjunction with the ABS Placement Office||880|
|Preparation and Writing of Evaluative Report||320||Mode of Delivery|
Pre-placement briefings and tutorial support; debriefing on return from placement; supervised and unsupervised assignments and tasks in the workplace; student-centred learning and private study. Supervision is provided by the employer and both student's progress and the appropriateness of the learning experience is checked by the supervising lecturer.
||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|Component 1 ||1,2,3|
Students carry out self-evaluation of practical skills developed and theoretical knowledge applied on placement, in the form of an Evaluative Report.
|1.||FANTHOME, C., 2004. Work placements: a survival guide for students. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.|
|2.||BOWDEN, J., 2011. Writing a report: how to prepare, write and present effective reports. 9th ed. Oxford: How to Books.|
|3.||LEWIS, R. and INGLIS, J., 2005. How to write reports. Cambridge: National Extension College.|
|4.||Students will also be guided to particular information sources related to the placement experience and the host organisation.|
This is an optional, extended period of industrial placement (the mandatory period is 6 weeks - see module number BS3233). Some placement organisations offer renumeration whereas others do not. Students should appreciate that they may have to fund the placement period themselves.