Undergraduate prospectus

Course Information

LLT Sandwich Placement

Module summary

Module code: WORK1036
Level: U
Credits:
School: Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department: Humanities and Social Sciences
Module Coordinator(s): John Morton

Specification

Pre and co requisites

Completed Level 5.

Aims

The LLT sandwich placement aims to help students synthesise knowledge and skills acquired during the first two years of the degree programme and apply them appropriately in a working environment under the supervision of an employer. It provides students with the opportunity to manage and enhance the development of their own personal skills, acquire and develop a range of skills such as communication skills, professional awareness, technological skills, employability skills, and have the opportunity to apply them in a work environment. It also aims to provide students with an opportunity to work supervised and unsupervised with an appreciation of work ethics.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course a student will be able to:

1 successfully apply their subject practical skills in a working environment;
2 achieve competence in the communication, presentational and enterprising skills necessary to meet the demands of a career in industry;
3 demonstrate critical self-awareness in the identification and development of their skills and aptitudes.

Indicative content

The student will build upon employability skills developed in the first two years of the programme and during the placement year. The focus of the sandwich placement will be to gain work experience and make use of the opportunities provided to apply the skills and knowledge developed in the first two years of the degree at the workplace in a professional environment. The student will submit two progress reports during the course of the placement year.

Teaching and learning activity

There is no formal teaching associated with the placement. However the placement provides plenty of on-the-job learning opportunities for students to further develop graduate and employability skills. Students will be guided by an industrial supervisor at the workplace and an academic tutor from the University to help them develop in their role. The minimum length of placement is 36 weeks.

Professional training will be assessed on a pass/fail basis in order to satisfy the requirements for obtaining an award in the sandwich mode. The assessment will be based on two reports from the Visiting Placement Tutor, one final placement report from the Industrial Supervisor (employer) and two interim (progress) reports submitted by the student.

Assessment

Interim progress report 1 (student) - Pass/ Fail.
Reflective report outlining experiences and achievements in the first term of placement. 2000 words. Learning outcomes 1, 2 & 3.

Interim progress report 2 (student) - Pass/ Fail.
Reflective report summarising experiences, achievements and progression in the placement . 2000 words. Learning outcomes 1, 2 & 3.

Final placement report (employer) - Pass/ Fail.
Short report providing details of progress and contribution of the student. Word length - N/A.. Learning outcomes 1, 2 & 3.

Students are not required to pass all components in order to pass the course.