Module Title:Work Placement
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 30
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The student will be furnished with a continuous assessment record book (CARB) placement log booklet. This CARB booklet includes the student's code of conduct; supervisor's role and responsibilities while on placement; a record of student competencies and reflective practice journal. A feedback evaluation process will be implemented at mid way and at the final term for each work placement site. The student may be visited on work placement site by the work placement coordinator from IT Carlow as a part of work placement audit. The student will set out a work placement plan, objectives, discuss progress and identify potential problems with their supervisor. At the end of each work placement site, all students will fill out a work placement feedback appraisal report for each work placement site.
Module Aim: To enable the student to apply and consolidate their competency skills, and techniques acquired during the academic programme within a real world applied supervised learning setting.To develop the students ability to effectively communicate content related to the field of sport, exercise health and athletic performance in a working environment.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 To prepare the student for entry into the workplace and the perquisites associated with job applications such as application letter, CV, and interview skills.
LO2 To display proficiency in preparing and presenting a business plan in order to secure funding for a small business start up towards self-employment.
LO3 to expand on his/her current knowledge base through a real world applied learning experience.
LO4 To integrate a students competent practical skills within a sport, exercise health, education or athletic performance setting under the supervision of a supervisor/ mentor-ship.
LO5 To gain knowledge into the day to day running and identify potential markets in an exercise & health, education and athletic performance facilities for future employment.
LO6 To analyse and critically evaluate an intervention within a sport, exercise health, educational or athletic performance setting.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
On-site applied learning through observation, guided training programming, coordinated progression to independent workloads under the supervision of an appointed supervisor/ mentor.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment50.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Presenting work placement module job application documentations and business plan. 1,2 30.00 Sem 1 End
Portfolio CARB log booklet, Reflective practical Portfolio. Performance Evaluation is PASS / FAIL element only. 3,4,5 20.00 Sem 2 End
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Case study 6 50.00 Sem 2 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Placement 15 Weeks per Stage 33.33
Lecture 15 Weeks per Stage 0.80
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 15.87
Total Hours 750.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 6 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 6 Mandatory