Core Module Information
Module title: Work Based Learning 1 PT

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 40.00
ECTS credit value: 20

Module code: BSV09125
Module leader: Mike Thomson
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

Work placement 1 shall comprise a Trimester of satisfactory employment within a programme-related organisation. The work placement shall begin with a learning plan. This shall list the work you shall be engaged on during the placement and state how this relates to your programme-based learning. The work experience gained from the placement shall be recorded as a weekly diary. The diary entries shall document the work you have been engaged on and what you have learnt during the work placement. You shall then analyse the employer organisation’s core business strengths and reflect on how the work placement has enhanced your programme-related knowledge and understanding.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Gain work experience relevant to your programme of study.
LO2: Relate programme-based learning to the workplace;
LO3: Record the work-based experiences
LO4: Document the work engaged on and what has been learnt from these experiences
LO5: Conduct an analysis of the employer organisation’s core business strengths
LO6: Reflect on how the work placement has enhanced your programme-based knowledge and understanding

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 3, PLACEMENT LEARN,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: PLACEMENT LEARN
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Mike Thomson
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The outcomes of this module shall be achieved by way of a Trimester work placement with a programme-related employer organisation. Briefing sessions will be provided before you begin your placement. These shall be provided by the Placement Office and will explain the work-based learning process. They shall also help to develop your CVs and interview skills. You shall also be asked to attend a student recall to ensure that you are achieving the learning outcomes.

It is important the placement provides the opportunity to apply what you have learnt about your programme and offer a work-based experience linking theory to practice.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment shall be provided during the early stages of your work placement. This shall focus on your learning plan you submit in week 3 and take the form of feedback on how well the work experience you plan to gain from the placement align with the module’s learning outcomes. This formative assessment shall be provided by your programme leader/tutor.

The formative assessment of your learning pan will account for 20% of the marks available for the module and extend to a report of approximately 1,000 words. (LOs 1&2).

Summative Assessment:
You will keep an online diary during your time in the work placement which will be used to compile a portfolio of your experiences (approx. 2,500 words) What you record in your diary in terms of the work-base experiences gained and what you have learnt from the placement shall account for 50% of the marks available for the module (LOs 3&4). You shall then analyse the employer organisations’ core business strengths and reflect on how the experience of meeting them has enhanced your programme-based understanding and knowledge. This analysis and reflection shall take the form of a report extending to approximately 1,000 words and account for 30% of the marks available for the module (LOs 5&6).

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Face To Face Tutorial 2
Other Work based learning 394
Total Study Hours400
Expected Total Study Hours for Module400

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 20 1,2 3 , WORDS= 1000
Reflective Log 50 3.4 12 , WORDS= 2500
Report 30 5,6 12 , WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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