The focus of the assessment for this unit is on the skills involved fin preparing for and reflecting on work placement. However, it is expected that the underpinning teaching and learning will help develop learners’ awareness of:
• the purpose of work placement and its role in improving employability skills and extending knowledge of future options for employment
• how preparation will improve their experience on placement
• common expectations in relation to attitudes and behaviours in the workplace
• possible issues that might arise while on placement and the importance of resolving these promptly.
To help learners prepare for and reflect on a work placement.
Unit Learning Outcomes
Be able to prepare for a work placement.
Identify key information about work placement setting.
Identify specific arrangements for first day of placement.
Identify different tasks they are likely to be required to do as part of the work placement.
Identify basic expectations of employer, such as for behaviour, personal presentation or time-keeping.
Identify possible issues that might arise on work placement and appropriate sources of support for resolving these in the setting and external to it.
Be able to set goals for a work placement.
Set goals for the work placement which are relevant to the setting and to their own ambitions for employment.
Be able to review a work placement.
State what went well during the work placement and what they could improve on.
Identify some of the things they have learned while on placement.
With guidance, set realistic goals relating to employability, which build on learning from the work placement.