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ED20446: Professional placement

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Education
Further information on credits Credits: 60      [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours:
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Professional Placement report (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Reassessment not allowed
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide practical experience in the application of knowledge and skills gained at the University, by working in a professional activity in an approved organisation working with/for children and young people, for example:
* Relevant Governmental and non-governmental organisations;
* Voluntary organisations working in the youth, education, health and caring fields;
* Schools, Colleges and other educational establishments in the public and private sectors.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the unit the students should be able to:
* Apply their academic knowledge to a practical work setting;
* Reflect on how their work experience relates to the knowledge gained at University.

To develop skills in oral and written communication, time management, problem solving, group work and decision making.

The content will vary depending on the placement. In choosing the placement, the University will try to ensure the organisation offers adequate opportunities for the student to demonstrate a significant number of the following skills:
* Application of academic knowledge
* Practical ability
* Writing skills and oral communication
* Application of Technology
* Interpersonal skills
* Responsibility and Reliability.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

ED20446 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

Department of Education
  • UHED-AKB12 : BA(Hons) Education with Psychology with Professional Placement (Year 3)


  • This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2020/21 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2021/22 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2020/21.
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