WORK08007 2019 Work Placement Preparation

General Details

Full Title
Work Placement Preparation
Transcript Title
Work Placement Preparation
100 %
Subject Area
WORK - Work Placement
ESCI - Environmental Science
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Ann-Marie Duddy, Frances Lucy, Steve Tonry

Students are required to undertake a period of work placement in a relevant Company/Organisation at the end of 3rd Year. This module aims to prepare students for this work placement. Guest speakers are invited to address the class on a regular basis on a range of current topics.

Learning Outcomes

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


Identify their preferred career choice(s) and indicate the modules and skills that may be potentially beneficial in achieving such a role.


Prepare a CV and cover letter, specific to the role being applied for.


Identify the key stages of the recruitment and selection process and demonstrate appropriate interview skills.


Understand the performance and behaviour appropriate to the contemporary workplace.


Discuss the employment and other opportunities that are available in their chosen field.

Module Assessment Strategies

The students are assessed on the basis of their performance and communications from the Work Placement element of the Module as well as their level of knowledge as assessed by an end of term examination set and marked by members of the environmental science department staff on a variety of topical environmental issues which is internally and externally moderated.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

  1. Work placement, minimum 12 weeks duration
  2. Maintenance of daily diary for the duration of the work placement
  3. Presentation of work experience
  4. Participation in peer review of work placement of fellow students
  5. Attendance at presentations  given by visiting experts and former graduates
  6. Attendance on 1-2 three day field trips to industries / plants (e.g. incinerators) of environmental interest
  7. Self directed learning to accrue knowledge in regard to environmental topics currently being discussed by the government, experts and the general public.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Presentation of Work Placement Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Any 1,2,3,4,5,5,5,5
2 Written Report and diary of Placement Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Any 1,2,3,4,5,5,5,5
3 Written Report summary of visiting lecturers Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 1,2,5,5,5
4 Case Study report on site visits Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Any 1,2,5,5,5
5 Performance Evaluation Peer assessment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Any 1,2,5,5,5
6 Performance Evaluation Critical evaluation of presentations by lecturer feedback and peer review Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,5,5,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Theory Final Exam UNKNOWN 40 % End of Term 2,5,5,5,5

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

self study for final exam on various topical environmental issues

URL Resources
Other Resources

PPE for site visits
Bus travel to offsites

Additional Information