BMT304 Work placement where students will spend a specified time working in an area or on a project related to their programme either in the physical business environment or remotely communicating through digital platforms (eg Microsoft teams, ZOOM etc).
The aim of this Module is to provide the student with relevant work experience to gain a better understanding of the application of knowledge and skills acquired during their studies and appropriate conduct in a professional environment. This will take place either within the physical work environment or through remote working.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an ability to effectively participate and undertake a work placement either in the physical working environment or remotely;
2. Evaluate their employability skills developed during the work placement;
3. Reflect on experiences gained in the workplace environment;
4. Investigate a current business issue or work on a project, related to their programme and report on the findings/results.
1 Placement preparation
Attend placement workshops (no more than 2 x 1 hour) in semester one in order to prepare for the placement, including CV preparation. Discuss with placement tutor placement options.
2 Placement briefing
Responsibilities of all parties involved; expectations; professional conduct. of placement; requirements of professional conduct.
3 Experiential Learning
Supervised Placement carried out 1 day per week for 10 weeks (preferred structure) or 10 day block; feedback; employer assessment, student reflection on performance while on placement. while on placement.
4 Placement check
Discussions will take place between the placement tutor, student and employer to ensure satisfactory progress is being made.
5 Placement presentation
Poster presentation focused on student's placement learning and employability skills development, and on learning through experience to peers and employers. Poster presentation focused on student's placement learning and employability skills development, and on learning through experience to peers and employers. learning and employability skills development, and on learning through experience to peers and employers.
6 Business Investigation/Business project
Research within the placement organisation, a business/management issue, or participate in a workplace project and report on the findings/outcomes.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
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SCQF Level - The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework provides an indication of the complexity of award qualifications and associated learning and operates on an ascending numeric scale from Levels 1-12 with SCQF Level 10 equating to a Scottish undergraduate Honours degree.
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.
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