ADMN07011 2016 Work Placement - Bachelor Business Administration

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement - Bachelor Business Administration
Transcript Title
Placement BBAdmin Sem 6
N/A %
Subject Area
ADMN - Administration
BUS - Business
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Susan Leonard, Mairead McCann
Programme Membership
SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BADMN_J07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7

Work Placement in a business environment is a compulsory element in semester 6

Students go on placement for a minimum period of 12 weeks

The placement may begin in April and must be completed by the end of August

The student will not be eligible for an award until the placement has been successfully completed, ie, Autumn

The placement is supervised by tutors visiting the student at place of work.

The student must keep a daily diary of the work undertaken

A report from the company's student supervisor, based on the performance, is forwarded to the appropriate department in the Institute on completion of the placement


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


The student will be given the opportunity to apply their theoretical and practical knowledge to a live working environment


Provides the student with the opportunity to use office equipment


Provides the student with experience in valuable transferable skills, including communication, interpersonal skills, how to deal with people and working in a team and customer care.


Beneficial to the student in the gaining of confidence and maturity


Gives the student the opportunity of experiencing pressure of work and time management

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module facilitates independent student learning supported with supervision. The assessment will be based on continuous assessment.

Module Assessment Strategies

  1. Students will be assessed on the basis of visits by tutors, a diary of work kept by the student and a report submitted by a senior member from the organisation in which the student is placed.
  2. The placement/project is assessed only on a pass/fail basis. 
  3. To be awarded the Ordinary Degree in Business in Business Administration the student must pass the placement in addition to the taught modules, but no marks will be awarded and it will not be counted tow3ards the level of the award.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat continuous assessment

Indicative Syllabus

1     Placement Preparation

  • Create letter of application
  • CV production
  • Research into securing suitable placement
  • Interview preparation
  • Motivation
  • Meet and greet
  • Communication etiquette
  • Produce and submit an initial report of work placement details
  • The student will keep a daily/weekly diary of work activities undertaken

2   Performance

  • Attendence and punctuality should be strictly adhered to throughout the placement
  • Appropriate dress code should be adhered to throughtout the placement
  • The student will be expected to perform assigned duties in an acceptable manner for their employer
  • The student should show an aptitude and an interest in the work assigned by employer
  • Complete all tasks assigned accurately and to a mailable standard
  • Produce work within the time constraints allowed
  • Adhere to the employer's acceptable usage and other policies and procedures
  • Exercise descression and confidentiality in all aspects of company procedures
  • Communicater with peers, supervisors and customers in an acceptable manner
  • Use all equipment in an acceptable and careful manner
  • Observe Health and Safety regulations


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Performance Evaluation Work Diary and Report submitted from supervisor/employer Continuous Assessment Individual Project 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Offsite Work Placement 480 Once Per Semester 32.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 32.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2010-04 The Essential Work Experience Handbook Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717147592 ISBN-13 9780717147595

Updated handbook for students for use and reference during their work placement as part of their FETAC course. *New to this edition: * Highlights the major changes in the Irish economy and the changing nature of work post-Celtic Tiger * Provides details of all recent changes in employment and health and safety legislation * Develops students' job-finding skills and interview techniques * Provides key information on employment rights, employment, legislation and equality issues * Highlights the importance of global, technological and demographic trends in relation to job seeking * The Learner Record guides the student through -Planning and preparation -Experience in the workplace -Review & evaluation of the work experience WRITTEN FOR: Work Experience module of all FETAC courses

Module Resources

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