Core Module Information
Module title: Accredited work based learning (placement)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: JAC09114
Module leader: Gary Lunt
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

On completion of the module you will of fond and negotiated your own placement (the placement reflecting the content/context of the degree programme). Teaching input will include advice & guidance on finding a placement; developing CV's and covering letters; developing & negotiating the learning outcomes with your placement mentor; keeping a diary; compiling a portfolio and report writing.

Class/on-line and individual/personal discussion between the student(s) and the module tutor, about the professional context and what it is to be on a placement will take place. This will relate to: your negotiation of the placement, the tasks and work you will engage with; and professional attitudes and working practices.

Following the completion of your placement you will complete and submit a reflective and analytical written report, your work diary and portfolio. You will be expected to reflect and critically evaluate your time on the placement, the transferable skills and knowledge employed and your personal and professional development.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:
LO1: Developed your skills and ability to negotiate the placement and suitable module related work/tasks that you will be engaged on.
LO2: Developed a professional attitude and approach to work related tasks.
LO3: developed a degree of autonomy and professionalism in interaction with your placement mentor and with industry professionals whilst on the placement.
LO4: Developed the ability to critically reflect on transferable skills and learning throughout the placement.
LO5: Continued to develop as a professional communication practitioner.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gary Lunt
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods
Your learning is centred on the vocational experience in relation to continuing your professional development. In engaging on the placement, the work, tasks and relating/communicating with practitioners within an industry environment, you will develop your understanding of the professional communication industries and related knowledge and skills. The focus is with you engaging and employing your transferable skills and prior knowledge whilst developing these further and critically reflecting on these through your assessment.

Time on the placement and your professional and academic reflection is both formative (throughout the placement and the keeping of the work diary) and summative in relation to the final critical and reflective report.

Supporting equality and diversity & Internationalisation
As this is a work based module – it will be expected and reinforced in classes that students are not only completing work based learning and work experience – but that they are ambassadors for and of the university. Particular attention will draw to diversity, internationalisation, cultural awareness and ethics at the start

The key skill being taught and assessed in this unit will be linking theory with practice and reflective techniques.

Embedding of employability skills/PDP/Scholarship
The aim of this module is to consolidate skills and techniques acquired in past modules and put them into practice whilst also extending them. Students will be asked to reflect on how the academic components of their degree relates to their practical experience

Formative Assessment:

Summative Assessment:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 92
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 10 2, 4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Portfolio 10 2,4 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Placement (Report) 80 1-5 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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