40 credits at level HE5
The purpose of this module is to provide the student with experience of working in the international hospitality industry and to facilitate opportunities for reflective analysis of management operations and practice in a work context.
Students are involved in finding and applying for a work placement, undertaking work experience and in observing and evaluating management practices.
Students must carry out their placements in an orgnisation which operates the international hospitality industry.
Personal Development Planning update;
CV Update and employment application;
Preparing for work in the international tourism industry;
Health and Safety in the workplace;
Employee rights and responsibilities;
Making a success of the work placement;
Observing mangement practice and shadowing a manager;
Identification of a management issue for investigation;
Compilation of a portfolio of evidence, including a reflective work placement diary;
Effective use of reflection;
Analysing a management problem/issue.
The module is primarily delivered in the work place. Students are expected to undertake 240 hours of supervised work in an appropariate sector of the international tourism industry.
There are seven introductory class-based sessions to introduce the module to students and continuing support by the module tutor throughout the duration of the module. There is however an emphasis on the responsibility of the individual student to find and negotiate his or her own work placement.
Preparation Sessions 21 hours
(Lectures - 4, Workshops- 8, tutorials -9)
Placement 240 hours
Preparation of Portfolio 59 hours
Report 80 hours
TOTAL 400 hours
The module is assessed through the following components:
Portfolio of Evidence (15%)
Work Experience Project Proposal (20%) and Report (50%)
Reflective Diary and Employer's Report (15%
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||be able to employ a self-assessment approach for identifying personal learning and development needs, enabling better-informed judgements to be made regarding career choices.||Updated Personal Development Planning submitted as part of the Portfolio of evidence.|
|2.||be able to understand and use effective applications for employment within the hospitality industry and utilise to gain an appropriate work placement.||Apply for and obtain a work placement, providing evidence for the Portfolio, which includes job applications, CV update and evidence of job seeking.|
|3.||be able to understand techniques used when being interviewed and when conducting interviews.||Participate in role play utilising techniques as an interviewer and interviewee, providing evidence for the Portfolio.|
|4.||be able to identify, propose and appraise a negotiated management issue and make recommendations.||Produce a proposal and report in which a management issue is evaluated.|
|5.||be able to provide evidence of vocational and managerial skills.||Produce a reflective work placement diary which identifies and evaluates the skills and knowledge gained during the work experience.|
|6.||be able to work with and relate to others.||Produce a reflective work placement diary and employer report which evidences an ability to be able to work as part of a team and with others.|
|7.||be able to recognise the importance of understanding cultural diversity in working practices.||Produce evidence of team working skills through your reflective work placement diary and the employer/tutor reports|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio of evidence||Work Experience Project Proposal of 1000 words||Work Experience Project Report (4000 words)||Employer Report and Reflective Diary|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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http://www.agcas.org.uk/ - (Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services)
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/ - (Graduate Careers website)
http://www.uksp.co.uk - (UKSP Careers in Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism)
|Host Subject Group:||Leisure and Tourism|
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