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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LUBS8001 Training in the Workplace

120 creditsClass Size: 250

Module manager: Helen Hughes
Email: H.Hughes@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

120 credits passed at level 1, with an average grade of at least 50, plus at least 100 credits passed at level 2 (also with an average grade of at least 50)

This module is mutually exclusive with

LUBS7001Year in Enterprise
LUBS8003Year in Research
LUBS9001Year Abroad

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

The module involves completion of a 9 month (minimum) to 12 month (maximum) full-time placement working in an organisation in a role with graduate level opportunities. You find and organise your placement and start date in line with company requirements. During the placement you have a local manager and receive regular supervision and support from a University placement tutor. You complete assignments at three points in the year, based on your completion of three self-assessment questionnaires, and feedback from your manager and a workplace colleague (peer). The three assignments build upon one another, with the final assignment being the culmination of your skills and professional development during your placement. You are assessed on your reflections on the feedback received, in terms of what you have learned and achieved, and how your skills and goals have developed as a result of your placement experiences. The self-assessment questionnaires and feedback from your workplace manager and peer is intended to provide you with formative feedback during the year from a range of workplace sources. In addition to these feedback opportunities you will also receive feedback from your University tutor following each of your submissions. Each of these submissions is separately graded. The first two submissions contribute 15% of the overall module mark, and the final submission at the end of the placement year contributes 70% of the module mark.

Objectives

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain, reflect and learn from substantial experience of work by undertaking a graduate level job within an organisation which enables skill development, confidence and employability.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will:
- Be able to identify and articulate the developments in their skills competence and knowledge, and recognise and develop their career values and goals.
- Have increased self-awareness of their professional identity.
- Be able to articulate their skills and knowledge effectively to prospective employers.

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to evidence development of their skills in the following transferable areas:
- Cognitive abilities – such as enhanced analytical, creative problem-solving and critical thinking (including reflective) skills
- Interpersonal skills – such as enhanced communication skills, leadership, social/ cultural sensitivity (towards others) and team-working
- Professional identity and resilience – such as enhanced confidence, professionalism and self-awareness
- Resource Management – such as enhanced planning and organisation, time management
- Adaptability – such as enhanced flexibility, independent working and initiative

Subject Specific: Evidence development of their skills in the following areas -
- Commercial and ethical awareness, application of existing knowledge
- Job skills specific to the role on the placement


Syllabus

Indicative content:
To be agreed with the student, the Year in Industry Team in consultation with the placement provider to ensure that the placement year and opportunities for skills development are within the overall objectives outlined above. There will be additional opportunities for students to attend practical pre-placement briefing courses (run by the Business School) and to also participate in relevant placement provider training schemes too where offered (without receiving additional credit).

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Placement11,200.001,200.00
Private study hours0.00
Total Contact hours1,200.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)1,200.00

Private study

Placement hours include private study/reading, analysis of and reflections on skills development, and writing in preparation for the written submission.

Learning & teaching methods:
- Students will attend a pre-placement briefing and de-briefing session on campus.
- Students will receive 1 work placement visit (if based in the UK) by their Year in Industry Tutor during their placement year.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

At two points during the year (mid-placement and end of-placement) your manager and a workplace colleague (nominated by yourself) will complete a short questionnaire on your performance and development. This will provide you with formative feedback to support your skills and professional development, and provides a basis for your reflections.

Progress will be monitored at the point of each submission by your placement tutor, and both formative and summative feedback will be provided.

The pre- and mid-placement submissions provide both formative and summative feedback and are each worth 15% of the overall module mark. At the end of their placement students must submit a final assignment, which is worth 70% of the module mark. Once weighted, the overall submission will then be graded as fail, pass, pass with merit, or pass with distinction.

Students will also receive one visit from a placement tutor (if based in the UK). Students will usually discuss their role and workplace opportunities during this meeting, but can also discuss how this relates to their module assessment during this meeting.

Students are able to consult with their Year in Industry tutor during the year by email/phone/discussion board/VLE contact, in order to help them set/evaluate their personal objectives.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayReflective essay (pre-placement)15.00
EssayReflective essay (mid-placement)15.00
EssayReflective essay (end of placement)70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Where a pass is not achieved on the module students will be required to re-submit an improved end-of-placement assignment. The resit for this module will be 100% by coursework.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/04/2018

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