WORK06004 2015 Work placement

General Details

Full Title
Work placement
Transcript Title
Work placement
100 %
Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
06 - NFQ Level 6
15 - 15 Credits
Start Term
2015 - Full Academic Year 2015-16
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
James Hanrahan
Programme Membership
SG_BTOUR_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism SG_BTOUR_H08 202100 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOUR_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business in Tourism with Event Management

This subject aims to provide the student with broader skills and knowledge of the working environment for a minimum of 4 months. Furthermore, it will allow the learner an opportunity to apply theoretical tourism management knowledge to practical situations and to enhance the student's knowledge and awareness of the working environment.

Learning Outcomes

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


Plan for  the  work practice


Self-assess their professional competencies and complete a personal curriculum vitae tailored to specific job descriptions


Represent themselves competently and professionally in an interview situation.


Relate relevant theory to a work environment


work co-operatively with people from different backgrounds/cultures thus promoting the value of team work in an organisation


Apply knowledge of child protection issues pertinent to the work environment.


Operate professionally and constructively within a multidisciplinary team environment within allocated responsibility demonstrating competence, leadership and autonomy.


Establish a foundation for continuing professional development in preparation for fulltime employment.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students research and evaluate the potential tourism employment market. 

Students develop a set of job seeking tools (Cover letter, CV, Linkedin, Portfolio etc) 

Students select and evaluate poetential employees performance in role played interviews.

Students assess the potential for employment in a range of public and private tourism employers 

Students reflect on individual preformance in emplyment through daily log.

Studets develop slelf critique through placment evaluation with employer and supervisor which is evaluated in workplacement report

Module Assessment Strategies

Course Work


Report part A

Students will be required to conduct report on the work placement employer prior to embarking on the placement




Report Part B






Students will be required to write a report on the workings and management of the placement organisation while on placement

Supervisors report









Repeat Assessments

repeat placement or assignments

Indicative Syllabus

 Work Placement Procedures:

The Institute's supervisor will take an active role in ensuring that all students will be successful in procuring work placements.  The students will be encouraged to obtain their own placement and this will be subject to the Institute's supervisor being satisfied that the particular work placement meets the learning objectives.

The work placement co-ordinator who is responsible for helping students to secure a placement. Each student will also co-ordinate this block focusing on direct preparation for the workplace.

 Work Placement Preparation         

 •·         Identify work place planning requirements

•·         Apply an appropriate curriculum vitae preparation techniques

•·         Examine the application process

•·         Identify appropriate work insurance

•·         Discuss placement experience of past students

•·         Examine module assessment procedures.


Working Abroad

 •·         Identify the pros and cons

•·         Recognise possible financial implications

•·         Recognise possible health implications

•·         Identify work and health insurance requirements

•·         Identify internship requirements

•·         Identify necessary work visas /permits

•·         Recognise the role of USIT as a student support mechanism

 Working With Children

 •·         Identify the role of the coach/teacher

•·         Recognise the need for professionalism

•·         Apply class planning, group organisation & discipline techniques

•·         Identify appropriate activities related to stage of child development

•·         Discuss health & safety issues which may arise

•-          Duty of Care

•-          Negligence

•-          Loco Parentis

•·         Identify associate child protection issues pertinent to the work environment.


Working in the Tourism Industry

 •·         Identify the role of public, private & voluntary providers.

•·         Identify the role of National and regional tourism agencies.

•·         Identify organisational structures & communications networks.

•·         Identify the need for shift & flexible work patterns..

•·         Recognise the importance of ‘Health & Safety' legislation relating to the workplace.


Customer care


•·         Identify the need for customer care policy

•·         Discuss customer complaints procedures

•·         Identify the importance of good communications

•·         Identify ways to meet customer needs



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual Project Report A Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 25 % Week 18 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Individual Project report B Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 55 % Week 29 1,4,5,6,7,8
3 Performance Evaluation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 31 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN placement participation 200 UNKNOWN 200.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Placement Organisation 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Cottrell, S. (2008) The Study Skills Handbook, 3rd edn. (Palgrave Macmillan) (Streatham library - 378.170281 COT)

Durrant A., Rhodes G., Young D., (2011), Getting Started with University-level Work Based Learning, 2nd edition, Libri Publishing, ISBN-10: 1907471219

Ruth Helyer R., (2010), The Work-Based Learning Student Handbook (Palgrave Study Skills), Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN-10: 0230229565

Fanthome C., (2004), Work Placements: A Survival Guide for Students (Palgrave Study Guides), Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN-10: 1403934347

Gibbs, G. (1988) Learning by Doing: A Guide to Teaching and Learning Methods (Further Education Unit) (St Luke's Library - 374 FUR)

Longson, S. (1999) Making Work Experience Count (How to Books) (St Luke's Library - 370.113 LON)


Moon, J. (2006) Learning journals: a handbook for reflective practice and professional development (Routledge) (St Luke's Library - 153.42 MOO)

Northedge, A. (2005) The good study guide (Open University) (Streatham library - 029.6 NOR)



Other Resources

Data base of past placements on s/jhanrahan/placement

Additional Information