Module details for Work Placement


The overall purpose of this module is to allow students to continue to enhance their employability by developing relevant skills and knowledge. This will be achieved by building on previous work experience and giving students the familiarity of working in their own chosen discipline. Content will focus on students evaluating their own strengths and weaknesses and identifying a work placement that will allow them to continue to develop as sport and exercise practitioners.


The aim of this Module is to provide the student with a structured and practical experience of their own particular area of the sports industry.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.  Identify and prioritise areas of own learning.

2.  Be prepared to undertake a substantial placement within a relevant and agreed organisation.

3.  Examine professional issues involved in the employee/employer relationship.

4.  Appreciate the need for sustained commitment to learning and adapting to a changing work environment through self−reflection and assessment.

5.  Demonstrate the ability to operate effectively within the work place setting, using specific knowledge and skills.

Indicative Content

1 Career pathways

The student will be expected to reflect on their prospective career path, identifying strengths and limitations that can be addressed to enhance career progression

2 Understanding the prospective work environment and organisation

The student will identify appropriate organisations and opportunities for enhancing their own continued professional development. They will engage in the organisation of an appropriate work placement. This will be guided by staff but self led to enhance the students’ abilities to find and apply for appropriate employment.

3 Work placement

The student will undergo an appropriate work placement, which aligns with their study programme. This placement will be within a prospective work environment, which enhances their ability to progress within their selected career pathway.

Teaching and Learning Work Loads

Teaching and Learning Method Hours
Lecture 3
Tutorial/Seminar 18
Practical Activity 20
Assessment 30
Independent 129
Total 200

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.


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