PP0563 - Guidance and Counselling: Work Placement Year

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What will I learn on this module?

The Work Placement Year module is a full year module available only on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6 (the length of the placement will be determined by your programme but it can be no less than 30 weeks and no more than 52 weeks). You will undertake a guided work placement at a host organisation. This is a Pass/Fail module and an overall pass grade and so does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “BA (Hons) Guidance and Counselling (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

How will I learn on this module?

The learning and teaching methods will be dependent on the placement. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Pre-placement: You are required to attend relevant presentations and meet with your Placement Tutor as indicated in the Module Handbook to satisfy their specific requirements.
On-placement: You will be monitored continuously through regular contact between the Placement Tutor and the Workplace Supervisor. The Placement Tutor (where possible) may visit the workplace during the first half of the placement or may provide you with support through virtual meetings.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1.Contribute their ideas, knowledge and expertise effectively in a working environment
2.Reflect critically on their professional skills development in relation to employability
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
3. Integrate academic knowledge and understanding with practical professional experience
Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA)
4.Communicate the placement learning experience to others

How will I be assessed?

1. Formative Assessment process: Varies according to Placement

2. Summative Assessment process: The module assesses both your performance on placement and your reflection on the placement and includes the following 3 assessments.
Component grade marks to be provided. Pass mark = 40% overall

Students will submit three written reflective at the beginning, middle and end of the placement year (1,500 words each. 80% of the final mark for the module).

(b) Poster or Presentation (assessment of learning outcome 4, illustrating the placement year experience) Students will instead present/ submit their poster at the mid point of the placement on a recall day (where they will be invited back into the university to meet with programme team and discuss progress).
Accounts for 10% of the final mark for the module.

(c) Graduate CV (assessment of learning outcome 4, illustrating the placement year experience)
Accounts for 10% of the final mark for the module.

This is a Pass/Fail module and an overall pass grade (40% or above) leads to the award of 120 credits. The Work Placement does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, the Placement Year is recognised on the degree certificate in the format – Degree title (with Work Placement Year).

Report requirements and marking criteria for each of the assessed component are provided in the module handbook.

Pre-requisite(s)

• Attend pre-placement briefings and training workshops as required.
• Successful completion of Levels 4/5

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

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What will I learn on this module?

The Work Placement Year module is a full year module available only on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6 (the length of the placement will be determined by your programme but it can be no less than 30 weeks and no more than 52 weeks). You will undertake a guided work placement at a host organisation. This is a Pass/Fail module and an overall pass grade and so does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “BA (Hons) Guidance and Counselling (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

Course info

UCAS Code B9L5

Credits 120

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2020

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