Module details for Placement for FNH/FCS


The placement is a planned part of a student’s education. It is designed to complement and extend the academic programme and provides an opportunity for each student to accept responsibility for their own personal and professional development, learning and training.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with a structured and practical experience of the world of work within the benchmark area of Food and Consumer Studies and to provide them with an opportunity to develop their personal and interpersonal skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Practise sustained commitment to learning and adapting to a changing work environment in the area of Food and Consumer Sciences, through self-reflection and assessment

2.  Manage and organise own performance within the workplace setting environment

3.  Apply personal reflective techniques to the development of the employability skills relevant to the area of Food, and Consumer Sciences

4.  Appraise the structure, major activities and responsibilities of the organisation

Indicative Content

1 Briefing

Final preparation for placement building on Professional Development for Placement and Research module - in semester 1 (FOD307)

2 Placement

Individual learning experiences will vary depending on the organisation/ agency to which a student is attached. Each student will undertake an unpaid work placement during Term 2.

3 Debriefing

Follows immediately upon completion of the period of work placement and is designed to offer guidance to the student in order to better enable them to transfer their learning experiences and to future learning.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 0
Tutorial/Seminar 26
Practical Activity 0
Assessment 30
Independent 544
Total 600

Guidance notes

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.


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 2021/22 , and may be subject to change for future years.