Industrial Placement Experience - SPOR5910

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Combined Autumn and Spring Terms 5 90 (45) checkmark-circle

Overview

Students spend a year (minimum 900 hours) doing paid work in an organisation outside the University, usually in an industrial or commercial environment, applying and enhancing the skills and techniques they have developed and studied in the earlier stages of their degree programme.

The work they do is entirely under the direction of their industrial supervisor, but support is provided by the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences. This support includes ensuring that the work they are being expected to do is such that they can meet the learning outcomes of the module.

Participation in this module is dependent on students obtaining an appropriate placement, for which support and guidance is provided through the School in the year leading up to the placement. It is also dependent on students progressing from Stage 2 of their studies.

Students who do not obtain a placement will be required to transfer to the appropriate programme without a Year in Industry.


Students who do not obtain a placement will be required to transfer to the appropriate programme without a Year in Industry.

Details

Contact hours

In general, a student's learning is expected to be directed by the industrial supervisor. The specific details will depend on the requirements of the role a student takes within the organisation.

The School's administration and / or a member of the academic team will also maintain contact with the student. For placements in the Medway area, the student will normally be visited twice during the year. The aim of the first visit is to check integration into the workplace; the aim of the second visit is to confirm that the work required of the student is appropriate. Guidance on assessment matters and progress to date will also be discussed with the student and industrial supervisor during the visits. This support will be offered by telephone or video conference for placements that are further away.

Total number of study hours: 900

Method of assessment

• Performance and demonstrated abilities on the job, evaluated by the placement supervisor
• Half Yearly and End of Year reviews of personal and professional development together with an End of Year Development Plan
• On-line reflective summaries – Weekly for 1st month and every two months thereafter
Each of the 3 components is assessed separately on a pass / fail basis.

Indicative reading

None

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

demonstrate that they can perform effectively in a work environment;
identify and discuss examples of the links between academic theory and practical application;
demonstrate an enhanced capacity for independent thought and work;
reflect on on-going personal and professional development.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

demonstrate a wide range of generic/transferable skills, including communication and the ability to work in a team
identify actions required for their career development.

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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