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ED20446: Professional placement

[Page last updated: 05 August 2021]

Academic Year: 2021/2
Owning Department/School: Department of Education
Credits: 60 [equivalent to 120 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours:
Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Academic Year
Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Assessment Detail:
  • Professional Placement report (CW 100%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Reassessment not allowed
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.

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

Content: 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.

Programme availability:

ED20446 is Compulsory on the following programmes:

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


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