EDUC07020 2016 Practice Placement (3rd Year)

General Details

Full Title
Practice Placement (3rd Year)
Transcript Title
Practice Placement (3rd Year)
100 %
Subject Area
EDUC - Education
SOCS - Social Sciences
07 - NFQ Level 7
30 - 30 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
2020 - Full Academic Year 2020-21
Deirdre Scott, Gwen Scarbrough, Orla Walsh, Roisin McGlone, John Kane, Anna Fewer-Hamilton, Tamsin Cavaliero, Karin White, Silvia Gursinski, Maire Hanniffy, Aoife Cooney
Programme Membership
SG_HEARL_G07 201600 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Educ SG_HEARL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Humanities in Early Childhood Care and Educ

This practice placment offers students the opportunity to gain experience in a vareity of settings within which the knowledge and skills developed over their study to date are relevant. It will provide an opportunity for the student to apply theoretical concepts, knowledge and skills to practice situations. The placement experience affords insight into the diverse aspects of working to support children and families in practice settings. Students will continue the development of their professional identities.

This placement  must be a minimum of 400 hours completed over 5 days weeks over 13 continuous weeks.

To prepare for this placement, 75% attendance at placement prep is required.

Learning Outcomes

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


Analyse how policies, legislation etc underpin the provision the setting offers.


Critically evaluate the role of this placement setting in relation to the setting which was attended on placement 1

a) specifically in relation to local, national and international provision

b) specifically by comparing and contrasting their role within both.


Reflect on and evaluate the progression in the skills and competencies that they have developed and utilized over the course of this placement, when working with different stakeholders, with specific reference to developing autonomy and the use of initiative and how these suggest suitability for this career path.


Have the ability to create appropriate professional learning objectives in relation to national and international requirements, explain their choice and evaluate how they have been met.


Identify how learning from all college modules completed to date has been integrated and has impacted on their practices on placement.


Plan carry out and evaluate a project which meets the needs of the placement provider and the service users.


Demonstrate professionalism throughout the placement process.


Demonstrate professionalism throughout the placement experience.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Learning will occur through practical experiences on placement.

Module Assessment Strategies

The assessment strategy comprises of assessment by the visiting tutor, a portfolio, a report from the supervisor and has a review component.

All learning objectives must be passed.

Repeat Assessments

All elements must be passed, any failed element must be repeated.  Only one attempt allowed.

Module Dependencies

EDUC07005 201300 Welfare and protection of children. EDUC06015 201600 Practice Placement (2nd Year)

Indicative Syllabus

This placement will provide students with the opportunity to synthesise their learning from all previous modules. 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Visiting Tutor Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 20 % Week 10 3,7
2 Portfolio Project Project 60 % Week 13 1,4,5,6
3 Supervisor Report Pass/Fail Written Report - % Week 13 8
4 Review Continuous Assessment Assessment 20 % Week 15 2

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Offsite Placement 30 Weekly 30.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 30.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

All sources from previous modules should be utilized