Level 2
Unit No:
Guided learning hours:
24 hours

Assessment Guidance

The focus of the assessment for this unit is on the skills involved in preparing for and reflecting on work placement. However, it is expected that the underpinning teaching and learning will help develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of:

• different sources of information about companies or organisations
• codes of conduct, conventions, ethos and values associated with the workplace
• the characteristics of effective goal-setting
• ways in which learning from work placement, about a sector, job role, or own abilities and preferences, can support career-planning.


To help learners prepare for and reflect on a work placement.

Unit Learning Outcomes


Be able to prepare for a work placement. 

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Undertake research into a work placement setting in order to understand its purpose, functions and objectives.

  • 1.2

    Describe the terms and conditions of a work placement. 

  • 1.3

    Describe the tasks to be performed as part of a work placement.

  • 1.4

    Describe the expectations of the employer in relation to conduct and appearance and why these are important in the workplace.

  • 1.5

    Describe how to deal with potential problems that might occur during a work placement.


Be able to set goals to get the most out of a work placement.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Set goals which are measurable and achievable, will extend their existing skills and knowledge, and increase their readiness for work.


Be able to review a work placement.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Describe what went well during a work placement and why these aspects were successful

  • 3.2

    Describe skills and knowledge gained or improved during a work placement.

  • 3.3

    Describe aspects of a work experience that were less successful and how they could have approached these differently to achieve a better outcome.

  • 3.4

    Describe how they can use learning from a work placement to assist them in making choices about a future career.

  • 3.5

    Use own self-assessment to set goals for career development.