This site is designed to support staff who are considering introducing work placement into a degree programme and would like more information about the options available and how to implement a work placement scheme.
The information is also aimed at helping evaluation of existing work placement schemes particularly in relation to pre-placement activities and ensuring identification and recording of learning gained by students during the placement.
All forms and templates given are examples and Schools should amend these to meet their particular requirements.
Whilst the information given is accurate at time of publication, [Sept 2014] guidance on work placement is continually changing and readers are recommended to check with the latest advice. [See documents at the end of this page]
The information given includes:
Aimed at staff considering setting up placement who want an indication of the main r easons why work placement should be considered, the challenges and how these can be minimised.
Aimed at staff new to work placement who want information about the main issues they need to consider.
Includes: Types of placement, Learning outcomes, Assessment, Sourcing placements, Responsibilities, Health and Safety, Insurance and Good Practice.
Includes: Detailed information, example template forms and contacts for Types of placement, Learning outcomes, Assessment, Sourcing placements, Responsibilities, Health and Safety, Insurance and Placement preparation of students.
Includes: Health and Safety, Assessment, Visits and Maintaining contact.
Assessment, Debriefing, Employer contact and work placement review.
A list of all forms and templates referenced within the site.
Key documents regarding introduction of work placement include:
We hope this site will continue to develop and comments and additions are welcome.
Please e-mail Deirdre Deery firstname.lastname@example.org, Careers, Employability and Skills.