Module Title:Work Practice
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lab sessions - communication of knowledge from the lecturer to the student through demonstrations. Problem Solving Exercises - student will work autonomously to resolve various computer applications/ office tasks. E-Learning - the module will be supported with online learning materials. Self-Directed Independent Learning - the emphasis on independent learning will develop strong and autonomous work and learning practices.
Module Aim: In this module students will develop skills in preparation for the work placement module in year 3. Students will learn keyboard skills and will produce a portfolio of job application documentation. Students will also learn to work under time pressure in a virtual company to produce documentation to a work acceptable standard for areas such as meetings and event management. There will be a strong emphasis on soft skills such as time management, problem solving and good communication skills.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Touch type at 30 wpm at 97% accuracy.
LO2 Create a professional portfolio in preparation for work placement.
LO3 Work in a virtual company to produce documentation relating to data, people, meetings and event management.
LO4 Demonstrate soft skills such as time management, problem solving and good communication skills.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Keyboard skills (10%)
Introduction to touch typing software for improving keyboard skills.
Professional portfolio for work placement (20%)
Preparing a CV and job application documentation, preparing a LinkedIn profile. Using social networking for business.
Data, meetings and event management (20%)
Using Applications (Publisher/ Excel/ Word/ Outlook) for preparing documentation for managing people, meetings and events. Preparing financial documentation. Working with large databases.
Portfolio of Business Documentation (50%)
Working in a virtual company and completing tasks relating to the management of data, people, meetings and events within a set time frame and to a work acceptable standard. Using soft skills for problem solving and time management.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Keyboard skills exam 1 20.00 n/a
Portfolio Personal portfolio in preparation for work placement 2 20.00 n/a
Portfolio Producing business documentation in virtual business environment 3,4 60.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Laboratory Every Week 1.50
Independent Learning Time Every Week 1.00
Total Hours 2.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBOPT_D Bachelor of Business with Options in Management. International Business, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Human Resource Management 1 Elective