20 credits at level HE5
The purpose of this module is to provide the student with experience of working in the sport, leisure and tourism industries and to facilitate opportunities for reflective analysis of 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 professional practices.
Applying for a job.
Working in the sport, leisure and tourism industries
Observing professional practice.
Compilation of a portfolio of evidence, including a reflective work placement diary
Personal Development Planning
Analysing a problem/issue
The module is primarily delivered in the work place. Students must undertake 120 hours of supervised work in a relevant sector.
There are two 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 12 hours
(Workshops - 6 hours, tutorial support -6)
Placement 120 hours
Preparation of Portfolio 20 hours
Report 48 hours
TOTAL 200 hours
The module is assessed through the following components:
Portfolio of Evidence, including Reflective Diary (35%)
Work Experience Project (50%)
Employer's Report and Tutor Visit/Contact 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 recognise the importance of interpersonal and career-orientated skills.||
apply for and obtain a work placement;
produce a portfolio of evidence of job seeking and job application.
|2.||be able to appraise critically your performance in the work environment and identify development needs||produce a work placement diary which considers skills developed and skills for further development|
|3.||be able to make preparations for employment.||apply for and obtain an work placement (evidenced through a portfolio).|
|4.||be able to provide evidence of vocational and professional skills development||
produce a reflective diary on aspects of management in your work placement;
obtain a satisfactory employer/ tutor reports
|5.||be able to appraise a significant issue and make recommendations||produce a project report in which a work-based issue is evaluated|
|6.||be able to make a better-formed judgement regarding your choice of career||
produce a reflective work placement diary
|7.||be able to work with and relate to others.
||produce evidence of team working skills through your reflective work placement diaryand the employer/tutor reports.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio of evidence and reflective diary||Work Experience Project Report (2,500 words)||Employer report|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bloch, S. and Bates, T. (1995) Employability: how to get your career on the right track. London: Kogan Page.
Fanthome, C. (2004) Work placements: a survival guide for students. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Jay, R. (2004) The successful candidate: how to be the person they want to hire. Edinburgh: Pearson.
McGee, P. (1997) Writing a CV that works: how to develop and use your key marketing tool. Oxford: How to Books.
Yate, M. (2001) Great answers to tough interview questions. 5th ed. London: Kogan Page.
Reading for this module will be dependent on the focus of your project. You should read general business and management texts in addition to leisure and tourism management books.
|Host Subject Group:||Sport, Leisure and Tourism|
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