Core Module Information
Module title: Work Based Learning

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

Module code: TBS09104
Module leader: Craig Wight
School The Business School
Subject area group: Generic - Business School
Prerequisites

None

Description of module content:

Through undertaking this work based learning module you will develop your potential and gain a competitive edge and gain confidence when seeking graduate employment. You will relate academic theory to the workplace and demonstrate this through the assessment instruments. The taught part of this module prepares you for the recruitment and selection process and for planning and taking responsibility for your learning from the workplace. You will evaluate your current profile and set objectives for your learning and development during the 20-24 week placement in full time employment. You will develop your ability to self-assess your performance, use constructive feedback and evaluate your own progress in a reflective learning portfolio. You will complete a learning portfolio addressing all learning outcomes divided into job-related, personal and business outcomes. This module helps you to develop the skills that are necessary for graduates in the 21st Century and thereafter as part of your continuing professional development.

This module is designed to give you 20-24 weeks work-based learning experience enabling you to gain practical, hands on experience in your chosen field of study and to produce a portfolio demonstrating your enhanced employability.

The module introduces you to the elements of learning for and from the workplace as part of your continuing personal and professional development planning. It helps you use tools and techniques for reflection and self appraisal, such as reflective logs and critical incidence analysis and to complete a reflective learning portfolio.

The delivery of the taught element of the module includes:
Preparation for WBL placement recruitment, interview skills, personal preparation review, job profiles and expectations, University/employer expectations of placement students in a professional work environment.

The process of learning from the workplace; planning and writing personal, job and business related learning objectives in a meaningful learning plan; assertiveness, negotiation skills and strategies for coping with stress and pressures in the workplace; customer awareness and expectations; external and internal organisational culture, training and development in the workplace. Identification of employability skills and attributes, and career planning resulting from placement.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Write and agree clear and achievable SMART objectives in a learning plan for personal and professional development during placement
LO2: Relate and critically examine selected academic knowledge and skills to specific industry situations LO3: Review your performance in the workplace related to business, job and personal skills
LO4: Analyse and evaluate the achievement of your objectives in a reflective learning portfolio
LO5: Critically evaluate your own performance and learning experiences

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
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:
The module requires you to:
Take responsibility for your own learning in the workplace, develop self-confidence and assertiveness in carrying out tasks, handling appropriate responsibilities in the workplace and embedding learning by linking to their course. Set your own SMART objectives and self-assess your performance (LO1, 3, 5), critically appraise your learning from the workplace in a reflective learning portfolio (LO2,4,5) ,
Practise interview skills; review your communication skills (presentation/ telephone/ public speaking); enhance interpersonal skills and networking, interaction with different sections of the community; work with others in teams and experience external and internal cultural issues (LO1, 3). Enhance knowledge of working practices; gain experience to make a more informed career choice and to relate academic theory to practice using their analytical skills by combining learning with current thinking and practices. (LO2,3,4).
Develop problem solving, negotiation, customer and business awareness skills; accept constructive criticism as well as acting on feedback and develop communication skills and professional relationships (LO2).
Use appropriate tools to demonstrate and give evidence of their personal and professional growth and learning (LO5).

The module handbook provides detailed pre and during placement information on practices and procedures. All materials will be available on Moodle. The lecture and workshop programme in trimester 1 prepares you for recruitment, addresses theoretical aspects of the module and prepares you for work based learning and to critically reflect on your learning during placement. Placement Office will help you plan for their professional and personal development and to make an informed choice of placement.

Students are supported pre, during and post placement.
All placement providers will be agreed by the Placement Office and will meet the University's Health and Safety requirements. Liaison with employers will ensure that they are fully briefed and are aware of the Industry Code of Practice for Placements. During placement, you will be supported via email and phone and expected to attend a mid-placement seminar day at the university. Information is collated and put on the web to access if you are on placement overseas. Formative feedback and feedforward will be given on draft work at all stages and interactive activities will provide peer review and tutor guidance.

The preparation for placement and work based learning will be delivered in trimester 1. The placements can commence from the start of January and no later than the end of March. The pre-module Learning plan assessment is assessed prior to commencing placement in third year and is worth 30% of the module mark. The reflective learning portfolio is submitted for assessment at the start of the trimester 1 of the fourth year and is worth 70% of the mark (if you wish to graduate after 3rd year, there is an opportunity to submit the portfolio in July in order to graduate in autumn). You are expected to actively seek placements and take an active role in applying for placements and preparing for interviews - this is given 38 hours in the student activity (see 'other').



Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where you will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with your understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks

Summative Assessment:
.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Other Guided independent study 38
Other Guided independent study 550
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 30 1,3,4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Portfolio 70 1-5 18 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100
2022/3, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
VIEW FULL DETAILS
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
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:
The module requires you to:
Take responsibility for your own learning in the workplace, develop self-confidence and assertiveness in carrying out tasks, handling appropriate responsibilities in the workplace and embedding learning by linking to their course. Set your own SMART objectives and self-assess your performance (LO1, 3, 5), critically appraise your learning from the workplace in a reflective learning portfolio (LO2,4,5) ,
Practise interview skills; review your communication skills (presentation/ telephone/ public speaking); enhance interpersonal skills and networking, interaction with different sections of the community; work with others in teams and experience external and internal cultural issues (LO1, 3). Enhance knowledge of working practices; gain experience to make a more informed career choice and to relate academic theory to practice using their analytical skills by combining learning with current thinking and practices. (LO2,3,4).
Develop problem solving, negotiation, customer and business awareness skills; accept constructive criticism as well as acting on feedback and develop communication skills and professional relationships (LO2).
Use appropriate tools to demonstrate and give evidence of their personal and professional growth and learning (LO5).

The module handbook provides detailed pre and during placement information on practices and procedures. All materials will be available on Moodle. The lecture and workshop programme in trimester 1 prepares you for recruitment, addresses theoretical aspects of the module and prepares you for work based learning and to critically reflect on your learning during placement. Placement Office will help you plan for their professional and personal development and to make an informed choice of placement.

Students are supported pre, during and post placement.
All placement providers will be agreed by the Placement Office and will meet the University's Health and Safety requirements. Liaison with employers will ensure that they are fully briefed and are aware of the Industry Code of Practice for Placements. During placement, you will be supported via email and phone and expected to attend a mid-placement seminar day at the university. Information is collated and put on the web to access if you are on placement overseas. Formative feedback and feedforward will be given on draft work at all stages and interactive activities will provide peer review and tutor guidance.

The preparation for placement and work based learning will be delivered in trimester 1. The placements can commence from the start of January and no later than the end of March. The pre-module Learning plan assessment is assessed prior to commencing placement in third year and is worth 30% of the module mark. The reflective learning portoflio is submitted for assessment at the start of the trimester 1 of the fourth year and is worth 70% of the mark (if you wish to graduate after 3rd year, there is an opportunity to submit the portfolio in July in order to graduate in autumn). You are expected to actively seek placements and take an active role in applying for placements and preparing for interviews - this is given 38 hours in the student activity (see 'other').


Formative Assessment:
The provision of formative feedback is a key component of the LTA approach underpinning this module. Formative feedback opportunities are built into each tutorial where you will be encouraged to engage with and reflect upon module themes via a series of different learning tasks. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to help with your understanding and interpretation of module topics. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to student contributions both individually and collectively. Formative feedback arises via the discussion and analysis of tutorial questions, practical examples/cases and associated reflection on a range of learning tasks.

Summative Assessment:
.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 12
Other Guided independent study 38
Other Guided independent study 550
Total Study Hours600
Expected Total Study Hours for Module600


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 30 1, 3, 4 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Portfolio 70 1-5 18 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 10000
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
TBS09104: Work Based Learning