This is a full year module available only to those students on degree courses which include the placement year. Students will undertake their placement at a host organisation. The student will be responsible for securing the placement with the assistance of the School and the Employability & Careers Centre.


The aim of the module is to give the student the opportunity to put their academic learning outcomes into a work context and to add work related learning outcomes to their portfolio.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
An experience based understanding of work roles

Intellectual/cognitive skills
A capacity to connect subject specific theory to practice in a work environment

Practical Skills
Communicate with a range of colleagues and clients in a working environment

Key skills
Capacity to work in a team within a work environment
Improve personal professional practice through a reflective approach within a work environment.

The syllabus will be developed around the learning outcomes for each student and will be recorded on the training agreement signed by the student, the host organisation, and the University.