Core Module Information
Module title: Work Based Learning (12 month Placement)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 120.00
ECTS credit value: 60

Module code: SOE09105
Module leader: Michael Fascia
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management

SOE08102 Strategic Appraisal

Description of module content:

Improving CV and interview skills
Fulfilling 48 weeks satisfactory employment
Completing an analytical appraisal of some aspect of the strategic management of the organisation
Completing a learning portfolio addressing 12 learning outcomes divided into job-related, personal and course-related outcomes. The learning outcomes will be based on a set of generic outcomes but modified by students to suit their particular workplace context.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Gain work experience relevant to the student’s programme of study
LO2: Relate and apply course-based learning to the work-based environment
LO3: Evaluate own learning drawing on a reflective diary to produce work-based evidence to demonstrate improvement in skills
LO4: Analyse and evaluate practices in the workplace in relation to academic learning
LO5: Develop analytical thought processes and evaluative skills
LO6: Carry out a strategic appraisal using primary and secondary information gathered from the placement organisation

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Placement Learn, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Placement Learn
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Craig Wight
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching Methods
The main leaning process is through placements whereby students undertake a minimum of 48 weeks paid employment and derive learning from their experience and observation. Briefing sessions will be provided before students undertake their placements which will advise them of the work-based learning process and help with their CVs and interview skills. Each student will have appointed a personal tutor who will visit the student twice during the course of the placement and provide advice on how best to fulfilling the learning outcomes. About midway through the placement students will be invited to a recall day. The main focus of this will be to encourage students to adopt a reflective/analytical approach to their learning and to share experiences with each other and from past students.
Embedding employability/PDP/scholarship skills
It is self evident that 48 weeks work experience improves students employability. It is important, however, that such work experience is integrated with course learning in order to enable students to make linkages between theory and practice. Analytical skills will be improved by students adopting a proactive approach to learning during the course of their placement. This will be achieved by means of a learning plan and a reflective diary enabling students to develop a deeper understanding of the workplace environment.

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment is provided in the early stages of their placement by the students’ producing a draft learning plan. This represents the students’ first attempt as to how they expect to fulfil the learning outcomes which are required in their learning portfolio. This draft learning plan will be discussed with their tutor and provides a basis for their learning during the course of their placement. The draft learning plan will account for 10% of the marks of the overall module. Students will keep a diary of their learning and experience.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 8
Face To Face Lecture 6
Other Work based learning 1186
Total Study Hours1200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module1200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 10 3, 5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Portfolio 50 1-5 18 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 12000
Report 40 2,4,5 27 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 5000
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
WBL / Study Abroad Preparation
Work Based Learning (12 month Placement)