Module Title:Work Placement Brewing and Distilling
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 20
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Spanning a period of not less than 16 weeks, the learner will gain relevant experience in a variety of aspects of a brewing and/or distilling industry. A wide range of scientific, engineering and business skills and techniques, procedures and processes will be experienced, developed and applied during the placement. In advance of the placement learners will undertake 5 hours of work placement preparation classes. Transferable life skills including team working, communication, time management and self-reflection will also be enhanced and learners will record and review their experience via a work place journal which will form part of their final work placement report. This report will be validated by the on-site work placement mentor who will also work with the learner to ensure that skills and experiences are being obtained. The work placement mentor will receive a guide to work placement in advance detailing their responsibilities as well as those of the learner and of IT Carlow and will liaise with the work placement co-ordinator both in preparation for and during the work placement period. Learners will communicate their experience to their peers in an oral presentation on completion of the work placement. Where a work placement cannot be facilitated an industry focused research project will be carried out by the learner.
Module Aim: To provide the student with an opportunity, within a structured setting, to gain experience of the work environment in the brewing and/or distilling sector
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Describe and discuss the host organisations and appraise and evaluate the organisation's contribution to the industrial and commercial environment in which it operates.
LO2 Work in individual and team based scenarios in a dynamic work environment
LO3 Apply, develop and integrate skill sets studied in academic programme
LO4 Evaluate the various skills acquired in the work placement programme
LO5 Apply and critically evaluate health and safety assessments in a commercial setting
LO6 Develop the skills and confidence to choose and acquire suitable employment
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment100.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report A detailed work placement report will be submitted to the work placement co-ordinator at the end of the placement period. This will consist of the following elements: An overview of the host organisation, the learner’s role in the organisation, duties and responsibilities and how these fit into the overall scheme of activities within the company, skills utilised and developed during the placement period, health and safety in the role, a reflective journal describing the experience 1,2,3,4,5,6 50.00 n/a
Written Report The work placement mentor report which will validate the report submitted by the learner and comment on the skill set developed and the learners application to the role 1,2,3,4,5,6 25.00 n/a
Presentation Oral presentation 1,4,5,6 25.00 n/a
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
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.17
Placement 12 Weeks per Stage 37.50
Total Hours 455.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SABRE_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Brewing and Distilling 3 Mandatory