Full Title:Placement Preparation*
Module Code:PLCE B8005
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:To prepare students for their work placement, through a guided process of personal and professional awareness and planning, culminating in the production of Work Placement Development Portfolio.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Express an understanding of the value of work placement for future employability
  2. Identify and comply with the process through which the work placement is organised, approved and assessed
  3. Express personal strengths and weaknesses and be able to communicate them in relation to their specific professional field
  4. Recognise the professional requirements for their specific professional field, and competently express them in a written and oral context
  5. Develop a personal set of work placement learning objectives
  6. Recognise and apply appropriate professional responses to work based challenges
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
General Module Overview
This module will comprise 6 separately themed Workshop sessions to prepare students to successfully secure and complete their compulsory work placement. The Workshops will be facilitated by the Placement Officer dedicated to the programme, and will involve input from the Academic Programme Director and industry/ practice. Support Materials and Information for each session will be shared via Moodle
Work Placement Overview Session
Overview Session: this will cover the Placement Terms & Conditions, Placement Structure, and background on industry specific information regarding placement. Delivered through: Class Presentation, Interactive Small Groups sessions, Q&A Feedback from previous years placement students
Personal & Professional Profiling Workshop
Overview of the professional environment for the particular field of study, and the exploration of qualities and skills required of a professional in this type of industry. Students will have to research and prepare a Placement Profile indicating their Placement preferences. This Profile will be used to secure their Work Placement. Delivered through: Class Presentation, Interactive Small Group exercises Guided Reflective activities, guest speakers
CV Preparation Workshop
Detailed sessions on preparation of a CV which is relevant and impactful • The Do’s and Don’ts of CVs. Students will have to prepare a Professional CV which will be used to secure their Work Placement. Delivered through: Class Presentation, Interactive Small Groups sessions, CV Labs, 1-to-1 sessions for CV support .
Interview Skills Workshop
Interview preparation sessions to focus on the following areas • Interview Preparation Guidelines, • Body language • Appearance • Relevant Research
Professional Etiquette & Personal Effectiveness Workshop
Exploring the Code of Conduct specifically focusing on the themes of Professionalism, Responsibilities & Respect, Confidentiality
Placement Assessment & Record Keeping
Information Workshop detailing: • Assessment requirements, overview of Placement Portfolio (online Mahara/ Moodle where relevant), submission deadlines etc • Documentation requirements: Pre-Placement Reflections, Learning Contracts, Induction Checklist, Student Progress Reports, Work Supervisors Evaluations, Reflective Learning Portfolios
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Other CV - completion of a relevant and up-to-date CV. This CV will be used to secure their Work Placement 1,2,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Written Report Placement Profile - Students must prepare this Profile, indicating Relevant Personal Information; Placement Preferences, Rationale for Choice, Key Personal Strengths. This Profile will be used to secure their Work Placement 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Professional Interview - students will be assessed on the quality of the interview preparation, technique, presentation and delivery via simulated Interview scenarios (Role Play / Online Platforms) 1,2,3,4,6 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Professional Code of Conduct - students will be assessed on their professional responses to work based scenarios via simulated work based scenarios (Group work/ Role Play/ Online Platforms) 1,2,3,4,6 15.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Students must complete a full Placement Portfolio comprising a CV, Profile, Written Report on Professionalism - compiled by Programme Team and administered through the Placement Office

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Overview Session 3.00 Once per semester 0.20
Tutorial Personal & Professional Profiling 3.00 Once per semester 0.20
Tutorial CV Preparation Workshop 3.00 Once per semester 0.20
Practical CV Lab 3.00 Once per semester 0.20
Tutorial Interview Skills Workshop 3.00 Twice per semester 0.40
Practical Interview Practice 3.00 Twice per semester 0.40
Tutorial Professional Etiquette & Personal Effectiveness Workshop 3.00 Once per semester 0.20
Tutorial Placement Assessment & Record Keeping Workshop 3.00 Once per semester 0.20
Independent Study Student to carryout research on workshop content 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hawkins, Peter 1999, The Art of Building Windmills: Career Tactics for the 21st Century, Graduate Into Employment Unit, University of Liverpool Liverpool [ISBN: 09535980 04]
  • Jackson, Tom 1997, The Perfect CV, 2nd Revised Ed., Piatkus [ISBN: 0749916931]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Jay, R 2007, Brilliant Interview: What Employers Want to Hear and How to Say It, Prentice Hall; 2 edition (14 Nov 2007) [ISBN: 9780273714903]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

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