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ED1521: LEARNING FROM WORK (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Develop your employability skills through a placement in either a formal work setting or in the voluntary sector.

This course is designed to prepare students for the workplace by developing general employability skills. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mr Kenneth McIntosh

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Students undertake a placement in either a formal work setting or in the voluntary sector as part of the practical learning experience.  They are required to undertake a 5 day or equivalent (approximately 35 hours) placement within the 12 week duration of the course.  Content will include both practical skill and reflective elements.  Students can expect to develop a range of skills including intrapersonal and interpersonal skills for employability, team working, assertiveness, self-motivation, leadership and management, personal effectiveness in the workplace, and presentation skills. 

Further Information & Notes

24 hours of tutorials consisting of 12 x 2 hour tutorials. Students will be expected to undertake preparation for each tutorial through partication in online learning activities in the form of 10 x 3 hours tutor directed learning (30 hours online learning activity), self-directed study of 49 hours and 35 hours (equivalent ) in a work-related placement.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: In-course written assessment in the form of 2,000 word reflective writing on work-related learning (60%), and 15 minute collaborative group presentation which will be videoed in order to have a record of this for student and tutor use and for QA purposes (40%).

Participation in on-line discussion - monitored on a regular basis with early intervention for non-participants.

Resit: Resubmission of failed criteria in reflective writing. Oral presentation (viva) based on work placement.

Formative Assessment

A range of formative assessment including: Responses to on-line discussion Tutorial discussions Feedback from work-place line manager or equivalent person


* In sufficient time to be able to be used by students to improve their work, typically between 4 weeks of submission, in line with School of Education policy on Assessment. * Appropriate and relevant feedback to help students understand why the grade awarded, with formative comments to improve future performance * Face to face meetings with students, if they have failed

Course Learning Outcomes


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