20 credits at level HE5
The module builds on Industry Practice 1, the work-based practice module previously undertaken. It will help you to prepare for, and undertake, a work-experience placement in the Live Events Industry. You will learn how to seek and secure employment, and further develop the skills required to work effectively in your chosen area. You will gain experience in the workplace where you can apply theoretical and practical knowledge gained in other modules on your Foundation Degree programme (e.g., audio, lighting, staging, video) and learn about the policies and practices of the work-based environment.
The module is based on a professional work-based scenario such as a Summer Festival or Summer School. You will pitch for work opportunities and communicate and collaborate with a range of industry partners, backstage staff, performers and audience /student members. You will be able to demonstrate your skills in a range of areas and will be expected to communicate with clients and stakeholders as well as deal with members of the public, other students and work colleagues.
1. Career Skills and knowledge: Job search (e.g, how and where to conduct a job search e.g., recruitment agencies; job search websites); job application process (job adverts; job specification; personnel specification; essential and desirable criteria; matching own skills, knowledge and attributes to the job requirements; CV updating; using CV templates; uploading CVs to recruitment agencies; letters of application; interview and pitching skills; personal development planning.
2. Work-based experience: introduction to the organisation’s policies and procedures; relevant specialist legislation; ethical practice e.g., maintaining confidentiality and anonymity; sensitivity; integrity; negotiating and seeking permission for project work from appropriate personnel in the workplace; working within relevant legislation and your organisation’s policies, procedures and practices; undertaking a professional role; application and further development of skills and knowledge gained in previous modules; maintaining legal, professional and ethical standards; undertaking an agreed work-based project (e.g., from idea generation to a creative and workable solution); health and safety and risk assessments.
3. Research and critical thinking: identifying relevant issues to research; researching information; use of good quality sources e.g., refereed journals; understanding technical and statistical terms; reading and analysing research and technical reports; critical thinking (e.g., what is critical thinking; the need for critical thinking; dimensions of critical thinking; critical thinking skills); reading and interpreting a research report; Harvard referencing.
4. Transferable skills: communication; problem solving; ICT; self-management; working with others; project planning; pitching; reflective writing; numeracy.
A blended learning approach will be used to deliver the module which means that it will be delivered face-to-face with some supportive online learning. As the module is very practical, the predominant teaching strategy is experiential learning which means you will learn through doing, researching, and reflecting on your experiences. You will draw out key learning points which will be useful for you both personally and professionally. You will also attend workshops and participate in tutorials to develop your career skills and help you prepare for your work-based practice. During your work-based practice you will receive mentoring from an appropriate person in the placement organisation or a suitable tutor from Backstage Academy.
Employers will be asked to complete an Employer's Report which is a concise pro-forma. There is provision for the employer to offer constructive comments which will assist your tutor to grade your work for the module and which will be helpful to you. During the placement, an approved placement officer will visit you in order to assess your contribution to the host organisation in terms of your:
• employability, technical and practical skills and knowledge;
• relations with work colleagues and clients;
• work as a member of a team;
• compliance with the host organisation’s policies and procedures;
• compliance with relevant health and safety legislations and regulations.
Overall, you will spend 200 learning hours on this module and an approximate breakdown of how this time will be spent is shown below.
Preparation for work-placement 9 hours
On-site Work Placement 120 hours
Mentoring and tutoring in the workplace 1 hour
Assignment preparation and implementation 70 hours
You will devise an up-to-date CV that includes your achievements during the programme of study as well as a considered plan for the next stage of your career based on your experiences and progress during your programme and your future aspirations. You will be given formative feedback on your CV and career plan. During the work-based practice opportunity you will receive feedback from your tutor, mentor and key personnel in the host organisation. You will also receive feedback on your reflective placement report and supporting evidence that is required for summative assessment. You will give a presentation to your peers to share experiences of your work-based project and this will also help you with formative assessment on the progress of your report.
For your summative assessment you will produce a written reflective report with supporting evidence and this will be used to determine your grade for the module. You will show you have used transferable and technical skills effectively, and how you have further developed your skills through negotiating, planning and undertaking a work-based project. You must also show that you have conducted in-depth research and applied findings to help you solve complex work-related problems. In addition you will select specific theoretical concepts, principles and/or theories and critically evaluate how they relate to your work in the Live Events Production Industry.
As part of your supporting evidence you will have a: supervising tutor’s visit report, an employer's report, and a comprehensive weekly diary-log of the tasks carried out together with a reflective analysis.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Negotiate, plan and undertake a project that meets your personal and professional needs, and which requires you to extend your knowledge and skills in Live Events Production.||1.1 Demonstrate effective transferable and technical skills and show how you have further developed your skills through negotiating, planning and undertaking a creative and challenging work-based project.|
|2.||Conduct research and apply findings to work-related problems and issues.||2.1 Conduct in-depth research and apply findings to help you solve complex work-related problems.|
|3.||Relate theory and practice.||3.1 Select specific theoretical concepts, principles and/or theories and critically evaluate how they relate to your work in the Live Events Production industry.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Reflective written report with supporting evidence.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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In addition to the above sources, tutors will help you to identify specialist sources relevant to your project. You will also read documentation produced by your host organization (e.g., policy documents, organisational structure, products and services of the host organisation).
|Host Subject Group:||Creative Technologies|
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