Core Module Information
Module title: Professional Practice 3: Work-based project

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 60.00
ECTS credit value: 30

Module code: SOC09404
Module leader: Sally Smith
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Applied Informatics
Prerequisites

N/A

Description of module content:

As a Graduate Apprentice you will undertake a wide range tasks during your employment in a context relevant to your programme of study.

You will develop employment-related objectives in the format of an Individual Assessment Agreement (IAA). This will be completed in discussion with your line manager and a mentor from the university. The tripartite nature of this agreement is important to ensure that it meets your requirements, the university’s academic assessment requirements and also meets the needs of your employer. This will normally be achieved by a face-to-face meeting between all three parties but other means of communication, such as Skype, could also be used. The IAA will define the nature of the deliverable and also outline the way in which the work will be evaluated.

The module will allow you the opportunity to discuss and demonstrate your professional practice in the workplace. Building upon the knowledge learnt in your workplace and previous university modules. The learning outcomes assess your knowledge and skills appropriate to your work-place with an emphasis on the development of business, technology and soft skills. This module is designed to develop critical reflective practice, skills and attitudes, and act as a focus for your continuous professional development.


Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Analyse a practical workplace problem and design solutions by applying computing and information systems skills and knowledge.
LO2: Critically evaluate the theories and concepts of the area of study, and show evidence of understanding the relationships of these concepts to workplace practices.
LO3: Conduct a programme of work over an extended period to a professional standard, exercising autonomy and initiative, including the associated planning, target-setting, record-keeping and reporting.
LO4: Critically appraise, reflect and report on personal, professional and technical achievements.

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


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The module is designed around online and student-centred learning in practice with an emphasis on building a learning community. The module is introduced by an induction workshop which introduces students to the online resources and explains the assessment process. The module builds on the students experience during the Professional Practice 1 & 2 modules and enhances the research and report writing skills. These skills are covered during the induction sessions for this module.
Students will develop aa Individual Assessment Agreement (IAA) in discussion with their line manager and academic mentor. The tripartite nature of this agreement is important to ensure that it not only meets the requirements of the students and academic assessment but also the employer benefits through improved organisational performance. This will normally achieved by a face-to-face meeting between all three parties but other means of communication, such as Skype, could also be used. The IAA will define the nature of the deliverable and also outline the way in which the work will be evaluated.
Students will develop a reflective log which acts as the focus for discussion with their line manager and academic tutor. During this module there will be 3 mentoring visits to the company by the academic tutor, to monitor progress and provide feedback. Support will be also given through online discussion groups.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback is provided by the visiting tutor from the university either during a visit to your workplace or via online methods. The IAA you submit does not receive a mark, but is an opportunity to provide feedback (‘formative assessment’).

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is conducted in the form of three components of work, two of which are formally assessed.

Individual Assessment Agreement (no mark assigned – included in Report)

The student will take the lead in the formation of the Individual Assessment Agreement , which must be agreed by their academic tutor and line manager/workplace mentor (LO 1). The IAA does not receive a mark, but is an opportunity to provide feedback (‘formative assessment’) and must be included with the report. In this IAA the student will set their objectives for their work-based practice. These objectives must be appropriate to the programme of study.

Report with supporting evidence (70% of module mark)

The IAA defines the nature of the Report and evidence of the work done. This deliverable will have a maximum word limit of 6,000 words, but could be less depending on the nature of the deliverable (LOs 2,3, 4).

Reflective Log (30% of module mark)

Students also submit a reflective log appropriate to their business context (LO 4). The format of the Log will be agreed between the student and the module team.

The reflective log is produced across all three trimesters and submitted in trimester 3.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Online On-demand Webinar 4
Other Work based learning 290
Independent Learning Guided independent study 300
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1,2,3,4 47 HOURS= 15.00, WORDS= 6000
Reflective Log 30 4 47 HOURS= 15.00, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Lauren Hilton
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Analyse a practical workplace problem and design solutions
by applying computing and information systems skills and
knowledge.
LO2: Critically evaluate the theories and concepts of the area of
study, and show evidence of understanding the relationships of
these concepts to workplace practices.
LO3: Conduct a programme of work over an extended period to a
professional standard, exercising autonomy and initiative, including
the associated planning, target-setting, record-keeping and
reporting.
LO4: Critically appraise, reflect and report on personal,
professional and technical achievements.


Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback is provided by the visiting tutor from the university either during a
visit to your workplace or via online methods. The IAA you submit does not receive a
mark, but is an opportunity to provide feedback (‘formative assessment’).


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment is conducted in the form of three components of work, two of
which are formally assessed.
Individual Assessment Agreement (no mark assigned – included in Report)
The student will take the lead in the formation of the Individual Assessment Agreement ,
which must be agreed by their academic tutor and line manager/workplace mentor (LO
1). The IAA does not receive a mark, but is an opportunity to provide feedback
(‘formative assessment’) and must be included with the report. In this IAA the student will
set their objectives for their work-based practice. These objectives must be appropriate
to the programme of study.
Report with supporting evidence (70% of module mark)
The IAA defines the nature of the Report and evidence of the work done. This
deliverable will have a maximum word limit of 6,000 words, but could be less depending
on the nature of the deliverable (LOs 2,3, 4).
Reflective Log (30% of module mark)
Students also submit a reflective log appropriate to their business context (LO 4). The
format of the Log will be agreed between the student and the module team.
The reflective log is produced across all three trimesters and submitted in trimester 3.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Online On-demand Webinar 4
Independent Learning Work based learning 290
Independent Learning Guided independent study 300
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 70 1,2,3,4 47 HOURS= 15.00, WORDS= 6000
Reflective Log 30 4 47 HOURS= 15.00, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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