QUSU07024 2019 Work Placement
The purpose of this module is that the student will actively seek and undertake relevant work place engagement and gain Quantity Surveying professional experience with either a contracting organisation or professional practice for a minimum period of 3 months. The work-placement component is an integral part of the academic programme. The placement will offer the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course in a relevant work-place setting. If the student cannot attain work place engagement, the student will carry out a Project over the 3 month period. For the first eight weeks of this module, the student will learn how to prepare a professional curriculum vitae, application letter and learn interview techniques by taking part in practical mock interviews.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Prepare a curriculum vitae and application letter
Actively seek relevant employment and attend interview
Apply the practical skills acquired on the academic programme within the workplace
Work as a member of a team and develop appropriate communication and interpersonal skills
Utilise new skills learned during the three months work placement in accordance with the Work Placement Procedural Document
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Week 1 to week 8 - Learn how to prepare a professional curriculum vitae, application letter and interview techniques.
Week 9 to week 20 - Carry out work placement.
Module Assessment Strategies
Pass / Fail
As per the current Mark and Standards procedure
Prepare a curriculum vitae
Prepare a letter of application
Learn good interview techniques
Actively seek work placement
Commence work placement no later than week 9 of each semester and continue for a minimum period of 3 months
Carry out work activities in accordance with the Work Placement Procedural Document
Keep and maintain a daily record of work activities and upload a weekly report to Moodle. To be signed off by work supervisor.
Supervising lecturer to carry out 1 visit to the students place of work over the work placement period and meet with the student and the students work supervisor.
The student has to prepare a written report at the end of the work placement period detailing and summarising the experiences gained.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Work Place Engagement||Pass/Fail||Assessment||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Flat Classroom||Work placement preparation (Wk 1 to Wk 8)||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Practical||Offsite||Work Placement (Wk 9 to Wk 20)||1||Weekly||1.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2004 Work Placements Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN 1403934347 ISBN-13 9781403934345
Using comments from students, employers and tutors, this book includes guidelines on how to find an appropriate placement, audit skills, construct a strong CV and application, prepare for an interview, and derive maximum benefit from work placement experience.
How to write a curriculum vitae - Hughes, Roger
Fanthome, Work Placements: A Survival Guide for Students (Palgrave Study Guides)
Work Placement Procedural Documentation