SPOR07050 2016 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;
Experience a real work situation in an appropriate work environment.
Experience team work by having the opportunity to work co-operatively with others in an organization.
Apply basic practical skills to the work environment
Support management and staff in pursuit of organisational goals
Understand and appreciate the operational policy and procedure of relevant organisations
Assume greater responsibility in a related work environment
Recognise future career opportunities
Identify strengths and weaknesses within their own work performance
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The module is delivered initially as a series of weekly seminars/consultaion workshops in semester 3 and the first month of semester 4. 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
Continuous Assessment Work Placement Preparation
|Project Work Placement Project||3,7,8||End of Term|
|Performance Evaluation Supervisors Report||8||week 10|
|Assignment Training Record (or Weekly Diary)||1,2,3,4,5,6,8||Ongoing|
|Performance Evaluation Oral Presentation||7,8||End of Term|
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 Execute an application process
1.4 Identify module assessment procedures
1.5 Undertake self assessment of work placement capabilities
2.0 Working Abroad
2.1 Identify the benfits and challenges of working abroad
2.2 Recognise possible financial implications
2.3 Identify possible health implications
2.4 Identify work and health insurance requirements
2.5 Identify internship requirements
2.6 Identify necessary work visas /permits
2.7 Recognise the role of USIT as a student support mechanism
3.0 Working With Children
3.1 Identify the role of the coach/teacher
3.2 Recognise the need for professionalism at work
3.3 Discuss class planning, group organisation & discipline
3.4 Identify appropriate activities related to stage of child development
3.5 Discuss health & safety issues which may arise, for example;
- Duty of Care
- Reporting Accidents
- Loco Parentis
- Identify the ‘Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport in Ireland'
4.0 Working in the Sport & Recreation Industry
4.1 Identify the role of public, private & voluntary providers.
4.2 Identify the role of Ireland Active, Irish Sports Council, Sports Partnerships, NGBs.
4.3 Identify organisational structures (duty supervisoon systen) & communications networks.
4.4 Identify the need for shift & flexible work patterns.
4.5 Recognise the importance of ‘Health & Safety' legislation relating to the workplace.
4.6 Describe basic pool plant operations & pool water testing.
5.0 Customer care
5.1 Identify the need for customer care policy.
5.2 Discuss basic strategies to deal with customer complaints.
5.3 Identify the importance of good communications
5.4 Identify basic strategies to achieve customer satisfaction.
6.0 First Aid Training*
6.1 Achieve knowledge based competencies of a basic first aider.
6.2 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).
7.0 On Job Learning & Validation
7.1 Completion of Organisation / Task Training Logs in conjunction with employer
7.2 Completion of
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Individual Project work placement preparation||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||30 %||OnGoing||3,7|
|2||Placement Report & Training Logs||Project||Written Report||30 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8|
|3||Performance Evaluation Supervisor's Report||Continuous Assessment||Performance Evaluation||10 %||End of Term||1,3,4,5,6|
|4||Presentation Oral Presentation||Continuous Assessment||Oral Exam||30 %||End of Term||1,5,7,8|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Flat Classroom||work placement||240||Weekly||240.00|
- 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.