SPOR07050 2022 Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement
Transcript Title
Work Placement
100 %
Subject Area
SPOR - Sport/Rec/Leisure
MKTS - Marketing, Tourism & Sport
07 - NFQ Level 7
20 - 20 Credits
Start Term
2022 - Full Academic Year 2022-23
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Aileen Brennan, Roddy Gaynor
Programme Membership
SG_BAPPL_B07 202200 Bachelor of Business in Applied Sport with Business SG_BSPOR_H08 202200 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Sport with Business

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. 

Learning Outcomes

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) 

Repeat Assessments

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)

Indicative Syllabus

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
  • Negligence
  • 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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Flat Classroom work placement 240 Once Per Semester 16.00
Tutorial Flat Classroom Preparation 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 17.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources
    • 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.​
Journal Resources
URL Resources
Other Resources
  • https://www.itsligo.ie/student-hub/student-support-services/careers-service/ 
  • https://gradireland.com/careers-advice/internships/how-get-most-your-work-placement
Additional Information