SPOR07050 2022 Work Placement
This subject aims to provide an opportunity for the student to spend a minimum of 12 weeks placement in a work environment which supports previous learning and is commensurate with the learning outcomes of the overall degree.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Plan and prepare effectively to successfully work in the sports business or education sector
Experience a real work situation in an appropriate work environment.
Apply basic practical skills to the work environment
Understand and appreciate the operational policy and procedure of relevant organisations
Assume greater responsibility in a related work environment
Recognise future career opportunities
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The module is delivered initially as a series of weekly seminars/consultation workshops in Autumn semester and the first month of Spring semester. There will be active On-Job learning and validation. The will be a post placement oral presentation and consultation to assimilate learning.
Module Assessment Strategies
Preparation of work preparation tasks (Autumn semester and weeks 1 to 4 Spring semester)
Preparation of Work Placement Report (week 10)
Supervisor's Performance Report (week 10)
Placement Training Record (weekly diary)
Self Evaluation Presentation (end of semester)
Students must achieve an overall grade of 40% to pass module. If a student has failed overall, they will be required to repeat the specific elements that they have failed. (i.e. this could be a repeat of some placement time or one or all of the other assessment modes - training logs; placement report; oral presentation)
1. 0 Work Placement Preparation
1.1 Identify work placement goals and career projection
1.2 Prepare an appropriate curriculum vitae
1.3 Consult with Tutor to identify and agree appropriate work placement.
1.4 Undertake self assessment of work placement capabilities through attendance at tutorials and completion of work placement assignments
1.5 Take a lead role in applying for and securing work placement. This will include applying/interviewing for identifying work placement jobs and/or scanning for own personal work placement opportunities
2.0 Working With Children
2.1 Identify the role of the coach/teacher
2.2 Recognise the need for professionalism at work and working in a primary or secondary school setting
2.3 Discuss class planning, group organisation & discipline
2.4 Identify appropriate activities related to stage of child development
2.5 Discuss health & safety issues which may arise, for example;
- Duty of Care
- Reporting Accidents
- Loco Parentis
- Identify the ‘Child Safeguarding' responsibilities
3.0 Working in Sport, Recreation and Education
3.1 Identify the role of public, private & voluntary providers in the range of sectoral employment opportunities. - Facilities, Education, Coaching, Sport Development, Sport Business
3.2 Identify organisational structures & communications networks.
3.4 Identify the need for shift & flexible work patterns.
3.5 Recognise the importance of ‘Health & Safety' legislation relating to the workplace.
4.0 First Aid Training*
4.1 Achieve knowledge based competencies of a basic first aider.
4.2 Achieve practical based competencies of a basic first aider.
*(Must be delivered by a registered first aid trainer, from a recognised national or international authority).
5.0 On Job Learning & Validation
5.1 Completion of Organisation / Task Training Logs in conjunction with employer
5.2 Completion of Work Placement report
5.3 Completion of Tutor/Student/Supervisor Placement Performance meeting
5.4 Presentation on student work placement experience and learning outcomes
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Individual Project work placement preparation||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||30 %||OnGoing||6|
|2||Placement Report & Training Logs||Project||Written Report/Essay||30 %||End of Term||2,3,4,5,6|
|3||Performance Evaluation Supervisor's Report||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||20 %||End of Term||2,4,5,6|
|4||Presentation Oral Presentation||Continuous Assessment||Oral Exam/Presentation||20 %||End of Term||2,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Flat Classroom||work placement||240||Once Per Semester||16.00|
- Douglas, A. & O'Neill, S. 2010, The essential work experience handbook, 3rd edn, Gill & Macmillan, Dublin.
- Fanthome, C. 2004, Work placements: a survival guide for students, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.