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Module Title
Industry Experience Portfolio 3

The Events Industry; Experiential Learning; Transferable Skills; Applying Theory to Practice; Self-Reflection; Professional Practice Feedback

SCQF Points15
ECTS Points7.5
CreatedJuly 2009
ApprovedJanuary 2010
AmendedAugust 2012
Version No.2

This Version is No Longer Current
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Prerequisites for Module

None in addition to SCQF Level 9 entry requirements or equivalent.

Corequisite Modules


Precluded Modules


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. Evidence professional skills, attitudes and behaviours appropriate to the workplace.
2. Develop an in-depth understanding of the organisation in which they are placed.
3. Integrate and apply the theories and principles acquired in the course to date to the host workplace.
4. Demonstrate analyse and reflect upon new learning with regards to knowledge, skills and abilities required for effective functioning within the workplace.
5. Undertake a personal critique of 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.

Indicative Student Workload

Contact Hours

Full Time
Lab based tutorials (ePortfolio logging)

Directed Study

Industry Work Experience - S1
Industry Work Experience - S2

Private Study



Mode of 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 rquired to attend specific staff development workshops and events as designated by the host organisation. Lab-based tutorials wil be timetabled to ensure students have the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and capture skills development within their ePortfolio.

Assessment Plan

Learning Outcomes Assessed
Component 1 1,2,3,4,5

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 and visiting tutor)
(c) reflective diaries
(d) further evidence deemed appropriate by the student

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:

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 host organisation.

Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK: a Scottish charity, registration No. SC013781