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SP10198: Work place learning 1

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2012/3
Follow this link for further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Social & Policy Sciences
Follow this link for further information on credits Credits: 10
Follow this link for further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Academic Year
Follow this link for further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%
Follow this link for further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Follow this link for further information on unit rules Requisites: This unit is only available to students on the Foundation Degree in Funeral Services.
Follow this link for further information on unit content Description: Aims:
This unit is designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed at the Certificate level of this degree programme.
Additionally, the knowledge and skills gained should assist learners in their future careers, as these skills are increasingly demanded by employers.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit students will have demonstrated:
* The ability to use Moodle as a learning and communication tool;
* An ability in the use of word processing, spread sheets, databases and PowerPoint, to collate and present information;
* An ability to use the appropriate format and style to write essays and reports and make presentations;
* Use of Internet search engines to research and retrieve information;
* An ability to use numerical skills, in particular in the gathering and use of data and information and in their statistical analysis;
* An ability to assess the reliability and validity of data;
* The use of cognitive skills including evaluation, analysis and synthesis;
* An ability to apply basic management techniques to managing resources, particularly time management;
* The ability to apply the acquired skills to differing contexts.


* To think creatively and analytically;
* To gather and synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding;
* To evaluate arguments and research;
* To identify theory in relation to work based practice;
* The application of numerical skills to business practice;
* The application of information technology;
* To apply management tools and theory to business;
* To communicate effectively at all levels and using a variety of means;
* To recognise how working with issues around mortality impacts upon our sense of self identity and the way we view others.

The unit focuses on four essential areas:
* communication;
* application of number;
* information technology;
* basic management skills.
The programme of teaching in this unit will focus on support for group and individual learning programmes through the use of a variety of methods including:
* Problem based exercises;
* Case studies;
* Group work;
* Information technology;
* Class exercises;
* Role play.
Teaching and learning strategies will use subject specific or work based examples where appropriate.
Use of key skills on line.
Follow this link for further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

SP10198 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Social & Policy Sciences
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2012/13 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2013/14 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2012/13.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.