Work Placement | Abertay University

Work Placement


This module will give students the opportunity to lead, develop and/or support the delivery of activity sessions to school pupils in Dundee.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with an opportunity to develop their leadership, communication, organisation and management skills by working in a real world setting. There will also be opportunity for the students to reflect on theory−practice links.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module the student should be able to:

1.  Reflect on their leadership, communication, organisation and management skills; identify areas for development, and opportunities by which to do this.

2.  Reflect on their personal development as a consequence of engaging with youth groups in community settings.

3.  Demonstrate the ability to deliver and/or support activity sessions for children in the community.

4.  Consider how theoretical aspects which are being learned on his/her programme of study can be applied in practice settings.

Indicative Content

1 Planning and delivering activity sessions

Session planning; managing time/resources/people; working within a team; Active Schools/Positive Coaching Scotland training; managing challenging behaviour; developing diversity competence

2 Personal Development Planning (PDP)

Completing SWOT analyses; personal objective setting; action planning; electronic PDPs

3 Reflective practice

Application of models of reflective practice; guided reflection to highlight learning; making theory− practice links

4 Articulating skill development

Using electronic platforms to promote knowledge and skills to external audiences in the context of employability

Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment

This module requires the student to participate in minimally 12 hours of placement activity. Tutorial sessions will be used to reflect on and support the learning that is occurring in placement. The e−portfolio tool, Pebblepad, will be used to guide students toward recording their reflections, documenting their PDP activities, and also to enable them to articulate to employers the skills and knowledge they possess.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Total 200
Lecture 12
Tutorial/Seminar 11
Supervised Practical Activity 9
Unsupervised Practical Activity 12
Assessment 30
Independent 126

Guidance notes

Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.


We make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is accurate but it is possible that some changes may occur prior to the academic year of entry. The modules listed in this catalogue are offered subject to availability during academic year 2017/18 , and may be subject to change for future years.