WORK07023 2019 Work Placement

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement
Transcript Title
Work Placement
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Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Kieran Gallagher, Paul Mullaney, Daniel Clark Hagan
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Adv Wood Sust Building Tech SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

This module will introduce the learner to the practical world of Construction and on-site construction management and practices.

It provides the learner with the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills gained throughout the programme in an appropriate work-place setting.

Students on this programme may be placed with; building contractors, specialist sub-contractors, local authorities etc. While on work placement learners will be required to participate in a range of construction projects and contribute significantly to the various project activities and outputs, whilst demonstrating that they can work effectively with and contribute to the construction team.

The objective of the work placement is to develop and foster the following key skills; commercial awareness,interpersonal skills, maturity, problem-solving skills, self-confidence, self-reliance, teamwork and practical skills

Where it is not possible to secure a work placement for a learner, an alternative of an industry related project will be available addressing the same learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

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


Apply knowledge and practical skills gained through the academic programme to onsite work within the construction industry


Contribute to and work effectively as part of an onsite construction team


Develop and enhance communication and interpersonal skills through working as part of an onsite construction team


Produce a reflective journal on a weekly basis outlining the learning and experience gained during the work placement


Utilise new skills learned during a 3 months work placement in accordance with the Work Placement Procedural Documentation

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module offers the opportunity for students to put into practice skills gained through their studies. Learning is primarily on the job with help and support from industry supervisor and work colleagues.

Module Assessment Strategies

The learner will prepare a reflective journal / activity log and submit to the academic supervisor every week.

This will consist of a report or list of daily activities /experiences. This log should be uploaded to the Work Placement Moodle page each Monday during work placement. A copy of the log should also be emailed to the Industrial Mentor each Monday during work placement.

The assessment is then formulated using the student's activity log and the work placement report form completed by the Industrial Mentor/Company.

Repeat Assessments

This module is marked as pass / fail.

A fail grade will require the learner to re-attend and repeat the work placement module.

Indicative Syllabus

Carry out work activities in accordance with the Work Placement Procedural Documentation

Integrate with, contribute to and work effectively within a construction team

Keep and maintain a daily record of work activities and every Monday, upload weekly report to Moodle. This is to be signed off by work supervisor

Student will prepare a written report at the end of the work place engagement period

Supervising lecturer twill undertake  a visit to the student’s place of work,  over the work place engagement period and meet with the student and the students work supervisor

Work experience by placement in an organisation relevant to the Construction Industry

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Reflective journal / log to be completed during work placement Continuous Assessment Written Report 50 % Week 30 1,2,3,4,5
2 Workplace report of industry supervisor Continuous Assessment Performance Evaluation 50 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Site Visit Distance Learning Suite Site Visit 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
Workplace Procedural Documentation. It Sligo

Required Reading
2004-08-24 Work Placements - A Survival Guide for Students Red Globe Press
ISBN 1403934347 ISBN-13 9781403934345

This book is an essential guide for students contemplating or embarking upon work placements. Using comments from students, employers and tutors, it 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 the work placement experience. The book identifies common problems facing students, together with remedial strategies, and offers suggestions for tackling written and oral assignments. Finally, it shows how to create and implement a successful job-search strategy.

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