Module Title:Industrial Placement
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 4 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Placement Monitoring: Members of each Institute’s programme board will operate as placement supervisors. The placement supervisor will monitor the student’s progress by maintaining close contact with the student and industrial supervisors. Students will be visited during the placement by placement supervisor(s). All students going on placement must abide by the Institute’s latest placement policy.
Module Aim: To provide the learner with the opportunity of applying the knowledge and skills acquired on the course in a relevant industry. Moreover, it enables participants to establish a relationship with companies and organisations with whom the participants may later gain employment as a graduate.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired on the academic programme within the workplace;
LO2 Examine the organisation of the host company, the market it operates in, their relationships with their clients, and communicate his/her role within the company.
LO3 Analyse the operational and safety practices within the host company
LO4 Working on timebound projects as a member of a team and have developed appropriate communication and interpersonal skills
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Overview
To prepare the students for work placement there will be tutorial sessions leading up to placement time. Prospective supervisors may perform formal interviews to establish the suitability for work placement. They may also give a presentation to the students on their company, their work, and what is expected of the students during placement. The work placement will normally last for a period of at least 9 months but not less than 3 months.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Interim reviews of student performance. 1,4 25.00 Week 30
Reflective Journal Students will commence a reflective learning log for their placement period. This will be used to compile their final report. 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 13
Reflective Journal Students will continue to maintain a reflective learning log during the second half of placement period. This will be used to compile their final report. 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 29
Written Report Student placement final report of host enterprise and the overall experience, e.g. company organisational structure, learning outcomes, etc. This report must be submitted upon completion of the placement module except when the programme board have agreed otherwise. 1,2,3,4 30.00 Week 30
Presentation A formal presentation by the student concerning their placement will take at the end of the placement period. 1,2,3,4 25.00 Week 30
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Placement Every Week 37.00
Total Hours 37.00
 

Module Delivered In

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