Module title: Work Placement

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: PSY11101
Module leader: Alex McIntyre
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Psychology
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 3, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Alex McIntyre
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods
A blended module with a two hour face-to-face sessions in week 1 and week 3. Students will work together and with module leader to develop a learning agreement. In the interim students will research policy and practice and will make an introductory visit to the employer to manage expectations and requirements for the placement. This will shape the learning agreement and ensure knowledge and understanding before placement. Online support is available on Moodle with access to materials and resources to facilitate learning and use of critical thinking, analysis and reflection. These will include tools and examples of evidence for inclusion in portfolio. This will help students to reflect on how educational experience relates to their work experience. Students will be supported in developing and implementing their learning agreement by an academic supervisor and will submit the learning agreement in week 4 to allow up to 10 weeks of work place experience. Students will spend the majority of time on work placement (or volunteering) and producing the portfolio for submission in week 14.

Embedding employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
LOs 1-3: Module content centres on PDP and reflection on employability skills. Three key employability skills are embedded and assessed through the portfolio: knowledge of working practices; critical reflective skills; problem-solving skills. The necessity to link work experience with learning encourages students to apply research to real world contexts.



Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
Los 1-3: Summative assessment will be submitted in two parts: the learning agreement and a portfolio. Students’ personal learning outcomes and the learning agreements (LO1) form the basis for planned learning to be documented in a portfolio of evidence of attainment. The portfolio should contain critical and reflective analysis and evidence application of theory to practice (LO2-3).


Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
Los 1-3: Summative assessment will be submitted in two parts: the learning agreement and a portfolio. Students’ personal learning outcomes and the learning agreements (LO1) form the basis for planned learning to be documented in a portfolio of evidence of attainment. The portfolio should contain critical and reflective analysis and evidence application of theory to practice (LO2-3).


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Project Supervision 4
Online Guided independent study 10
Other Work based learning 80
Online Guided independent study 106
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 25 1 3 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Portfolio 75 2,3 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

There are three ways in which you can engage with this module.
You should select one approach.
a) Edinburgh Napier University has sourced a number of work placements relevant to the MSc Applied Criminology and Forensic Psychology (ACFP) programme. These placements can be applied for through a competitive process involving the placement provider and the MSc programme staff.

b) You may already be working or volunteering in a role relevant to the MSc ACFP and you may wish to use your ongoing employment (or volunteering) to complete the assessments for this module.

c) You may want to pursue a new employment or volunteering opportunity once you have built up experience on the programme and decided where your interests lie.
You could take this approach instead of doing a) or b). The programme staff, in conjunction with employability staff at Edinburgh Napier, will offer support to you in doing this.

Through engaging in a work placement, or relevant voluntary work, related to your course you will explore the concepts, debates, policies, initiatives, and funding related to the area in which you’re working. You will also relate your work experiences to the academic content of your course where possible and reflect on the value of your prior learning. You will undertake self-assessment and write personal learning outcomes to enhance your employability and confidence. Reflective and critical thinking will be a key part of your submissions.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Construct an Independent Learning Agreement commensurate with SCQF Level 11.
LO2: Demonstrate critical thinking and reflection in relation to academic, intellectual, personal and professional needs.
LO3: Produce a portfolio of evidence to meet the agreed outcomes contained in the Learning Agreement.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - PROSPECTS - WWW.PROSPECTS.AC.UK
Recommended - NATIONAL CAREER SERVICE DIRECT - HTTPS://NATIONALCAREERSSERVICE.DIRECT.GOV.UK
Recommended - HM PRISON SERVICE CAREERS - WWW.GOV.UK/GOVERNMENT/ORGANISATIONS/HM-PRISON-SERVICE/ABOUT/RECRUITMENT
Recommended - SCOTTISH PRISON SERVICE CAREERS - WWW.SPS.GOV.UK/CAREERS/
Recommended - MINISTRY OF JUSTICE CAREERS - HTTPS://JUSTICE.GOV.UK/JOBS
Recommended - WORK WITH OFFENDERS - HTTPS://WWW.WORKWITHOFFENDERS.CO.UK
Recommended - TH SCOTTISH COURT SERVICE RECRUITMENT - WWW.SCOTCOURTS.GOV.UK/RECRUITMENT/
Recommended - BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS - CAREERS - WWW.BASW.CO.UK/SOCIAL-WORK-CAREERS
Recommended - SOCIAL WORK SCOTLAND - WWW.SOCIALWORKSCOTLAND.ORG
Recommended - COTTRELL, S. (2015) SKILLS FOR SUCCESS: THE PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT HANDBOOK: PALGRAVE, 3rd ed. - ISBN: 9781137426529
Recommended - HAGER, P. & HOLLAND, S. (EDS) (2006) GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES, LEARNING AND EMPLOYABILITY: SPRINGER, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781402053
Recommended - JASPER, M. (2006) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, REFLECTION AND DECISION MAKING: CLAREMOUNT, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781118307786
Recommended - JASPER, M. (2006) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, REFLECTION AND DECISION MAKING: CLAREMOUNT, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781405132619
Recommended - MOON, J. A. (2004) REFLECTION AND EMPLOYABILITY: YORK, 1st ed. - ISBN: 1904190499
Recommended - TAYLOR, R. (2010) THIRD SECTOR RESEARCH: SPRINGER, 1st ed. - ISBN: 9781441957
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