Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title Work Placement Year
Code SOTA600
Coordinator Mrs A Gerrard
School of the Arts
Amy.Gerrard@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 6 FHEQ Whole Session 120

Aims

Give students the opportunities to learn and practise a range of intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills that are relevant in their chosen industries.
Encourage creative thinking and provide students with the skills to adapt and respond positively to changing circumstances.
Enhance academic learning in the final year of study.
Support students in their continuing professional development.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will gain experience of a work-based environment, leading to an understanding of the obligations and duties that bind the staff in an organisation.

(LO2) Students will develop an understanding of the organisation in which the placement is completed, including the nature and context of its business or other activity.

(LO3) Students will develop an ability to identify a detailed list of tasks, their timing and their duration, milestones in the project, and the development of contingencies for when things go wrong.

(LO4) Students will develop team-working and interpersonal skills.

(S1) Organisational skills.

(S2) Teamwork.

(S3) Communication skills.


Syllabus

 

The placement year involves a placement, lasting at least 40 weeks, in an industrial, commercial, public-sector or third-sector setting relevant to the study of your degree programme, broadly understood. Placements will be arranged at venues which are accessible to the individual student and appropriate to their interests and development needs. While students are responsible for sourcing placements, help and advice are provided from the Careers and Employability Service and the Placements and Employability Officer in the School of the Arts.

Each student will have a member of academic staff assigned as placement tutor. The tutor will advise students on their assessment requirements and day to day work related issues. Any issues of a more serious nature that arise during the course of the placement will be referred to the module leader. Each student will be contacted by telephone at least three times during the placement, at key stages. Each student will normally be v isited twice by the module co-ordinator, or their tutor, at the placement venue. Students and tutors will be provided with a suitable handbook to set out their key rights and responsibilities under the placement scheme.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method: Field Work
Description: The placement year involves a placement, lasting at least 40 weeks, in an industrial, commercial, public-sector or third-sector setting relevant to the study of your degree programme, broadly understood. Placements will be arranged at venues which are accessible to the individual student and appropriate to their interests and development needs. While students are responsible for sourcing placements, help and advice are provided from the Careers and Employability Service and the Placements and Employability Officer in the School of the Arts.

Each student will have a member of academic staff assigned as placement tutor. The tutor will advise students on their assessment requirements and day to day work related issues. Any issues of a more serious nature that arise during the course of the placement will be referred to the module leader. Each student will be contacted by telephone at least three times during the placement, at key stages. Each student will normally be visited twice by the module co-ordinator, or their tutor, at the placement venue. Students and tutors will be provided with a suitable handbook to set out their key rights and responsibilities under the placement scheme.

Directed student hours: 1200
Attendance recorded: Yes


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours         1200

  1200
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 0
TOTAL HOURS 1200

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
An individual presentation to peers on key things learned during the placement. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment  15 minutes plus 5 mi    25       
Reflective Diary. Diary of critical reflection on personal and professional development, with connections back to taught module content as appropriate. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL p  500 words each week    75       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.