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SP20199: Work place learning 2

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: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Follow this link for further information on period slots Period: Academic Year
Follow this link for further information on unit assessment Assessment: CW 100%, OT 0%
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: Before taking this unit you must take SP10198. 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 operate effectively within the workplace and to succeed at the intermediate level of their degree programme.
It builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Work Based Learning 1 and will assist students to advance their careers to a higher level.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit students will have demonstrated:
* the ability to work in an independent and autonomous way;
* an understanding of the role of individuals in the workplace, their rights, responsibilities and performance evaluation;
* an understanding of working with others, teamwork, groups and group dynamics;
* an ability to communicate effectively using different formats (face to face, telephone, email, written report and oral presentation) and with different audiences (peers, work colleagues, managers);
* the ability to identify and solve problems in a work based environment;
* the ability to apply appropriate strategies for handling, processing and communicating information;
* the ability to apply knowledge of cultural diversity to practice;
* the ability to apply theory to work based practice.

Skills in:
* improving own learning and performance;
* effective communication;
* team working;
* problem-solving;
* investigating and using sources of information, (both primary and secondary, paper- and electronic-based);
* collecting data;
* assessing the reliability and validity of data;
* analysing data;
* presenting data in a format appropriate to the content and audience;
* Reflect on how working with issues around mortality impacts on our sense of self identity and the way we view others.

The module focuses on five essential areas:
* Development of individual learning styles;
* Individual rights, responsibilities and performance in the workplace;
* Working with others, teamwork, group and group dynamics;
* Problem solving in a work based environment;
* Strategies for collecting, handling, processing, analysing and communicating information and data.
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:

SP20199 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.