Module Title:Work Placement
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 1 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Placement Monitoring: Members of the programme board will operate as placement co-ordinator. Students will source the work placement with the assistance of the placement co-ordinator. The placement co-ordinator will monitor the student's progress by maintaining close contact with the student and the host company supervisor. Students will be visited during the placement by the placement co-ordinator..The students will undergo workplace preparation and reflective seminars prior to commencement of their work placement.
Module Aim: The aim of the Work Placement module is to introduce the learner to structured employment in a relevant work sector and to develop in the learner an understanding of the organisation, its procedures and technology. The module has been designed to enable students of the Institute acquire professional business and networking experience early in their careers. It will afford the learner an opportunity to develop independence and confidence through reflective learning.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Undertake relevant and appropriate role, responsibilities and organisation activities as directed by the host company and behave ethically in the work environment.
LO2 Critically reflect on and analyse the learning experience and competencies developed resulting from the work placement.
LO3 Apply the knowledge, skills and competencies acquired during the programme of study to the work environment.
LO4 Describe the business functions in the host company in which they are placed and his/her role within it.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Pre Work Placement Personal Development Planning
CV Skills; Networking Skills:Interview Skills: Working in teams
Pre Work Placement Personal Development Planning 2
Role in company; Organisational culture; Personal learning styles; Objective of work Placement
Work Placement Agreement
Student aquires the work placement and receives approval from the Institute. A formal agreement and job description formulated and agreed between the student, employer and the Institute.
Review of Work Placement
Supervisor to review work placement with student and employer at least once throughout the placement.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Written Report 1,2,3,4 50.00 Sem 2 End
Project Report from Employer 1 20.00 Sem 2 End
Project Report from IT Carlow supervisor 1,2,4 20.00 Sem 2 End
Project Work Logs submitted online 1,4 10.00 End-of-Semester
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
Independent Learning Time Per Semester 12.00
Lecture Per Semester 1.00
Total Hours 325.00

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 3 Group Elective 1