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Unit 17 Work Based Learning

INTRODUCTION

Work-based learning has increasingly become an area of interest for the higher education (HE) sector. It is seen as a means by which to support the personal and professional development of students who are already in work or about to work and the focus of the learning and development tends to be on the student’s workplace activities.

Knowledge creation and the deployment of new knowledge in the workplace have given rise to the workplace itself being recognised as a site of learning and knowledge production. This concept is an integral feature of the ‘knowledge economy’ and the growing intellectual capital of businesses has the potential to erode awarding bodies as being the dominant force in knowledge creation. If HE is to continue to contribute to the knowledge economy, collaborative activities based in and around the workplace should be considered.

The challenge for global businesses is to compete on the basis of unique value. This will necessitate investments in new products, processes or services and in new ways of doing business environment. Measures to develop the enterprise skills and creativity of the workforce are likely to be a prerequisite. The speed of technological change and market responses demand a continuous drive to innovate. Work based has a key role to play in supporting businesses to innovate.

Aim:

A significant amount of learning can be achieved by carrying out practical activities in a workplace. Learning may be enhanced by taking a more formal approach to work-based activities – by planning, carrying out the activities and reflecting on the benefits of the activities to the business and to the learner.
This unit is designed to allow flexibility of study for part-time and full-time students. It is expected that learners will be supervised in the workplace in addition to their academic supervisor.
Learners will have the opportunity, supported by their supervisors, to negotiate and perform activities which will allow them to fulfil the assessment criteria for this unit. They will recognise the scope of what they have achieved by recording evidence from carrying out the activities. They will also gain maximum benefit by reflection on and evaluation of the work they undertake

Learning Outcomes and assessment criteria:

On successful completion of this unit, a learner will:

  • 1 Be able to negotiate industry experience
  • 2 Understand the specific requirements of the placement
  • 3 Be able to undertake work experience as identified
  • 4 Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning

Indicative content:

  1. Be able to negotiate industry experience

Suitable organisation and location: types of establishments for placement eg industry-related work for a client brief at college, existing work environment, and different department within current employer’s business
Negotiation: methods of contacting organisations; methods of undertaking negotiations
Nature of duties: type of undertaking eg routine duties and tasks, project work, development of new procedures/protocol
Supervisors: roles and responsibilities of academic and industrial mentors
Expectations of learning: aims eg proficiency in new tasks and procedures, time management and problem-solving skills, reflection, discuss progress with others, teamwork
Business constraints: consideration of possible limitations eg need to be fully trained, adherence to quality systems, health and safety considerations, supervision time, workload, customer satisfaction, limited staffing, cost of materials

  1. Understand the specific requirements of the placement

Tasks: details of activities eg specific hourly, daily, weekly routine and non-routine tasks; breakdown of a project into stages; new procedures/protocol
Prioritise: reasons for rationalisation of the order of tasks; methods of prioritising work Plan for the work experience: methods used to develop detailed plan with schedule of tasks, proposed dates for reviews, expected input from supervisors
Benefits to organisation and learner: advantages to business eg allowing more routine tasks to be carried out, allowing procedures/techniques to be developed, increasing responsiveness, identifying cost saving measures; advantages to learner eg understanding how a business operates, understanding importance of teamwork, learning new techniques, development of problem-solving and time-management skills

  1. Be able to undertake work experience as identified

Carry out the planned activities: realisation eg carrying out tasks and project work according to relevant legislation, training and codes of practice; developing new procedures or protocol
Record activities in the appropriate manner: systematic and appropriate recording of relevant activities eg logbook, diary, portfolio, spreadsheets, databases; list of resources
Revise the initial plan as required: methods used to review activities at the appropriate time to see if they meet requirements, make alterations as needed

  1. Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning

Evaluation of the quality of the work undertaken: meeting industry standards and evaluating own performance against original proposal; comments/testimony from supervisors
Account of learning during the work experience: details of experience gained eg new procedures, interpersonal skills, time management, problem solving, teamwork; details of evidence eg portfolio of evidence, scientific report, management report
Recommendations on how the learning experience could have been enhanced: alternative ideas eg different location, different brief, different time period, more/less support, better time management, better preparation

Programme Specification

Accrediting Body:  EDEXCEL

Course: BTEC HND IN TRAVEL & TOURISM

Unit: 17 WORK BASED EXPERIENCE

WkLecture ScheduleOutcome of sessionActivity/seminar and formative assessmentResources
1

 

·         Introduction to the module

·         Assessment modes

·         Class discussion and assignment guidelines

·          Understand the module content

·         Understand the assessment mode and LO

·         Group Discussion

·         Questions & Answers

Power Point slides
Module specifications hand-out
2

 

Negotiate industry experience

 

·         Be able to find suitable organizations for your work experience

·         Understand your nature of duties

·         Understand the requirements of your placement

 

·         Case studies

·         Group discussions addressing the learning outcome 1.1

·         Power point slides

·         Hand-outs

 

3

 

Negotiate work experience II·         Understand the roles and responsibilities of your supervisors

·         Understand your learning expectations

·         Recognize the business constraints of a work placement

·         Case studies

·         Group discussions and addressing the learning outcome 1.2

·         Power point slides

·         Hand-outs

4

 

Understand the specific requirements of the placement·         Awareness to tasks and responsibilities involved in the relevant work experience,

·         Produce a plan for the work experience.

·         Case studies

·         Class discussions addressing the learning outcome 2.1, 2.2

·         Power point slides

·         Hand-outs

5

 

Understand the specific requirements of the placement II·         Analyse the benefits of the proposed activities to the business and the learner

·         Identify the key objectives that need to be included in the work plan

·         Case studies

·         Class discussions addressing the learning outcome 2.3

·         Power point slides

·         Hand-outs

6Case study lesson – negotiate work experience and understand the specific requirements of the placement·         Practice your knowledge

·         Understand the complexities of negotiating work experience

·         Assess the requirements of your placement

·         Practical case study·         Hand-outs

·         Work book

7

 

 Writing the work plan·         Understand the requirements of the work plan

·         Understand the specifications of the work plan

·         Case studies

·         Group tasks and discussions addressing the learning outcomes 2.1, 2.2., 2.3

·         Power point slides

·         Hand-outs

8Be able to undertake work experience as identified·         Fulfil specified requirements of placement confirming to all related codes of practices.

·         Advise how to produce systematic records of work undertaken.

·         Case studies

·         Class tasks and discussions addressing learning outcomes 3.1 and 3.2

·         Power Point slides

·         Hand-outs

9

 

Be able to undertake work experience as identified II·         Revise the plan as required

·         Make suggestions for improvement and review these with a proper feedback

·         Case studies

·         Class discussions addressing the learning outcomes 3.3 and 3.4.

·         Power Point slides

·         Feedback and one to one support.

10

 

Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning·         Monitor progress against original proposal

·         Evaluate the quality of own performance.

·         Case studies

·         Group discussions addressing the learning outcome 4.1,4.2

·         Power Point slides

·         Hand-outs

·         Feedback and one to one support

11

 

Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning II·         Analyse the learning which has taken place during the work experience using suitable reflections.·         Case study

·         Class discussion addressing the learning outcome 4.3

·         Power Point slides

·         Feedback session

12

 

Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning III·         Make recommendations on how the experience could have been enhanced·         Case study

·         Class discussion addressing the learning outcome 4.4

·         Power Point slides

·         Feedback session

13Assignment Review·         Assignment review

·         Assignment guidelines and instructions

·         Assignment work

·         Class discussion

·         Questions & Answers

·         PowerPoint slides

·         Hand-outs

14Assignment preparation·         Review of Task 1

·         Review of Task 2

·         Review of Task 3

·         Review of Task 4

·         Class discussion

·         Case study

·         Questions & Answers

·         PowerPoint slides

·         Hand-outs

15Summary and Feedback – Questions and Answers
16Revision
17Revision
18Revision
19Assessment & Feedback
20Assessment & Feedback
21Assessment & Feedback

Teaching and Learning Activities

The module tutor(s) will aim to combine lectures with tutorial activities. This environment will provide opportunities for the student to understand the course material through case study and text and to apply it in a practical way. The intent is to facilitate interactive class activities, and discussion about the significant role of research in a global and local business environment.

Teaching Ethos

The college’s approach towards teaching and learning is simple and effective. The main aim of UKCBC is to assist learners in maximising their potential by ensuring that they are taught clearly and effectively. This will enable students to engage in the learning environment and promote success in both their academic studies and subsequent career.

Methods of Delivery:

LECTURES:

These will be developed around the key concepts as mentioned in the indicative course content and will use a range of live examples and cases from business practice to demonstrate the application of theoretical concepts. This method is primarily used to identify and explain key aspects of the subject so that learners can utilise their private study time more effectively.

SEMINARS:

These are in addition to the lectures. The seminars are designed to give learners the opportunity to test their understanding of the material covered in the lectures and private study with the help of reference books. This methodology usually carries a set of questions identified in advance. Seminars are interactive sessions led by the learners. This method of study gives the learner an excellent opportunity to clarify any points of difficulty with the tutor and simultaneously develop their oral communication skills.

CASE STUDIES: An important learning methodology is the extensive use of case studies. They enable learners to apply the concepts that they learn in their subjects. The learners have to study the case, analyse the facts presented and arrive at conclusions and recommendations. This assists in the assessment of the learner’s ability to apply to the real world the tools and techniques of analysis which they have learnt. The case study serves as a supplement to the theoretical knowledge imparted through the course work.

Plagiarism:

Any act of plagiarism will be seriously dealt with according to the colleges and awarding bodies’ regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below: Read more about : Process Of Strategic Planning Assignment

Plagiarism is presenting someone’s work as your won. It includes copying information directly from the web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework form another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the college procedure. (For further details please refer to the plagiarism policy and the student code of conduct.)

ASSESSEMENT

Unit 17: WORK BASED EXPERIENCE
Learning Hours:  60 Hours.                                              Self-learning hours:  90 hours.
Course: HND Business – Level 5                               CREDIT VALUE: 15 CREDITS
Term: Summer
Lecturer: Olumide OloganVerifier: Mrs. S. Kotta
Learners Name
Registration Number
Learners Declaration: I certify that the work submitted for this unit is my own:
Signed:
Hand out Date:                                                          Submission Date:

The Following Sections to be completed by the assessor:

Center Name:UKCBC
Center Number:08640

Please note that the assessors signature below denotes conformation that he/she has in no way influenced the outcome of the assessment:

Assessors Name:
Assessors Signature:
Has the unit been Internally Verified?                                        Y/N

Date of verification:

Internal verifiers signature:
Internal verifiers assignment brief:
Due Dates
Issue Date
Due Task- 1
Due Task- 2Final due date
Due Task- 3
Due Task – 4

Unit Outcomes

OutcomeEvidence for the criteria to pass.Assessors decisionInternal verification decision. (agree, disagree)
TASK 1  Address the case study for the purpose and answer the following (approx 500 words)
P1.

The student should be able to negotiate industry experience in the business of the chosen case study and address the following.

 P1.1- research and evaluate suitable organisations that could provide industry experienceP1.1

(P,M,D)

P1.1

(P,M,D)

 P1.2- negotiates with work and academic supervisors a proposal for the work experience.P1.2

(P,M,D)

P1.2

(P,M,D)

P1.3- recognise the business constraints on the work experienceP1.3

(P,M,D)

P1.3

(P,M,D)

Summarized Feedback for Task 1(reflecting 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, Pass merit and distinction.)
IV  comments towards

Task 1

TASK 2  Address the case study for the purpose and answer the following (approx 500 words)
P2. Understand the specific requirements of the placement.P2.1- agree and prioritise the tasks and responsibilities involved in the work experience 

P2.1

(P,M,D)

 

P2.1

(P,M,D)

 

 

 P2.2- Produce a plan for the work experienceP2.2

(P,M,D)

P2.2

(P,M,D)

P2.3 – Analyse the benefits of the proposed activities to the business and the learnerP2.3

(P,M,D)

P2.3

(P,M,D)

Summarized Feedback for Task 2(reflecting 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, Pass merit and distinction.)
IV  comments towards

Task 2

TASK 3  Address the case study for the purpose and answer the following (approx 1000 words)
TASK 3

P3. Be able to undertake work experience as identified

P3.1- understand the specified requirements of placement conforming to all related codes of practiceP3.1

(P,M,D)

P3.1

(P,M,D)

P3.2- produces systematic records of work undertakenP3.2

(P,M,D)

P3.2

(P,M,D)

P3.3- – Revise the initial plan if requiredP3.3

(P,M,D)

P3.3

(P,M,D)

P3.4 make suggestions for improvement and review these with the supervisorP3.4

(P,M,D)

P3.4

(P,M,D)

 

Summarized Feedback for Task 3(reflecting 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, Pass merit and distinction.)
IV  comments towards

Task 3

TASK 4  Address the case study for the purpose and answer the following (approx 1000 words)
TASK 4

P4. Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning

P4.1 Monitor and record the progress against original proposal     P4.1

(P,M,D)

     P4.1

(P,M,D)

P4.2 Evaluate the quality of own performanceP4.2

(P,M,D)

P4.2

(P,M,D)

P4.3. analyse the learning which has taken place during the work experience using suitable reflectionsP4.3

(P,M,D)

P4.3

(P,M,D)

P4.4 make recommendations on how the experience could have been enhancedP4.4

(P,M,D)

P4.4

(P,M,D)

Summarized Feedback for Task 4(reflecting 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 Pass merit and distinction.)
IV  comments towards

Task 4

Merit grades awardedM1M2M3P1P2P3P4
 Distinction grades awardedD1D2D3Resubmit :
Any other comments

 

Grade given by the Assessor:

Pass                                            Merit                                                  Distinction

Assessors  Signature:                                                               Date:

IV Grading Check:                                    Comments if any:

Agree

Disagree                                                   Modify grade to

IV signature:

Date:

Students feedback:

 

Student Signature:                        Date:

Plagiarism:

Any act of plagiarism will be seriously dealt with according to the colleges and awarding bodies’ regulations. In this context the definition and scope of plagiarism are presented below:

Plagiarism is presenting someone’s work as your won. It includes copying information directly from the web or books without referencing the material; submitting joint coursework as an individual effort; copying another student’s coursework; stealing coursework form another student and submitting it as your own work. Suspected plagiarism will be investigated and if found to have occurred will be dealt with according to the college procedure. (For further details please refer to the plagiarism policy and the student code of conduct.)

 ASSIGNMENT BRIEF

You are required to follow the instructions as specified towards each task and support with a research by using supportive materials like books, websites, etc.

Task 1

In this task, you are required to negotiate industry experience in the travel and tourism sector.  You need to find out suitable places for your placement and to write a proposal which to address your expectations of the placement. In this proposal, you should clearly explain which the most suitable organisations are, why they are suitable and what the business constraints are. You must present this proposal to your academic supervisor (your teacher) and your work supervisor and to write down their recommendations.

  • P 1.1    Research and evaluate suitable organisations that could provide industry experience
  • P 1.2 Negotiate with work and academic supervisors a proposal for the work experience
  • P 1.3    Recognise the business constraints of the work experience

Task 2
In this task, you are required to explain the specific requirements of the placement. In doing so, you need to produce your work plan. The plan should be as detailed as possible and you should explain your tasks and responsibilities (hourly, daily, procedures, protocols, etc.), stages of the placement (reviews, writing reports, etc.) as well as the benefits of the proposed activities to you and your employer.

P 2.1    Agree and prioritise the tasks and responsibilities involved in the work experience
P 2.2    Produce a plan for the work experience

P 2.3    Analyse the benefits of the proposed activities to the business and the learner

Task 3

In this task, you explain the core part of your placement and provide details about your responsibilities and tasks. You have to explain how your placement address the related codes of practice of your placement institution. Your records, notes and comments regarding the placement should be included in this task and you also need to provide evidence of any further changes made to the plan once you have started the placement. Finally, you must provide a short section explaining any suitable improvements which you feel can benefit the placement.

  • P 3.1    Understand the specified requirements of placement conforming to all related codes of practice
  • P 3.2    Produces systematic records work undertaken
  • P 3.3    Revise the initial plan if required or reflect the further changes to be made after observation.
  • P 3.4    Make suggestions for improvement and review these with the supervisor

TASK 4
In the final part, you evaluate your own performance and learning. Here, you evaluate your progress against original proposal and the quality of your performance.

P 4.1    Reflect and monitor and record the progress against original proposal

P 4.2    Evaluate the quality of own performance

P 4.3    Analyse the learning which has taken place during the work experience using suitable reflections

P 4.4    Make recommendations on how the experience could have been enhanced

Assignment Guidelines:

  • Use a standard report structure, Word-process the report and use Normal script of a proper font size 12.
  • Produce an academic report, detailing the above issues with a word limit of 2500 to 3000 words.
  • Complete the title page and sign the statement of authenticity.
  • The Assignment sheet should be attached in the front.
  • Submit the document in a folder in the form of a file as well as a soft copy on the submission date.
  • It should be uploaded on E-Learning platform before the deadline and submitted to ——– and sign the submission form of the college.
  • Assignments submitted after the deadline will not be accepted unless mitigating and may be entitled for a late fee.
  • Collusion and Plagiarism must be avoided.
  • Start each answer on a new page and pages should be numbered. Highlight each question clearly.
  • Include a Bibliography at the end of the assignment and use the Harvard referencing system.
  • All work should be comprehensively referenced and all sources must be fully acknowledged, such as books and journals, websites (include the date of visit), etc.
  • Try to give the page numbers, publishers’ details and the year of publication
  • In order to pass you need to address all the LO
  • In order to get a merit you need to address the characteristics of M1, M2,M3
  • In order to get a Distinction you need to address the characteristics of D1, D2 and D3.                                                                                                                                                             Use a common format for the questions, for example:
  • Introduction (analyze the question.)
  • Underpinning Knowledge (write about the relevant theory/points)
  • Applied knowledge(Data Analysis)
  • Conclusions and Recommendations (summarizing the whole scenario keeping in view pass, merit, distinction criteria.)

Student feedback form with the Assessment Grid indicating their pass, merit and distinction:

Name:                                                                                                       Registration Number:

Unit: Work based experience

Outcomes/criteria:Indicative characteristicsPossible evidenceFeedback
P1. Be able to negotiate industry experience

 

 

P2 Understand the specific requirements of the placement

 

P3. Be able to undertake work experience as identified

 

P4. Be able to monitor and

evaluate own performance

and learning

 

As per the assessment criteria specified for pass

 

Do

 

 

Do

 

 

 

Do

Task 1

 

 

 

Task 2

 

 

Task 3

 

 

 

Task 4

Merit Description:
M. Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions.. Relevant theories and techniques have been applied.
. Effective judgments have been made.
. Complex problems with more than one variable have been explored.
. An effective approach to study and research has been used.
M2. Select/ design and apply appropriate methods/ techniques.. A range of methods and techniques has been applied.
. A range of sources of information used.
. The selection of methods and techniques justified.
. Complex information/data have been synthesized and processed.
.Appropriate learning methods/ techniques applied.
 

M3. Present and communicate appropriate findings.

. Appropriate structure and approach has been used.
. Logical and coherent arguments have been presented
. Technical language accurately used.
. A range of methods of presentation has been used.
. Familiar and unfamiliar contexts have been used.
. It is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences.
Distinction Description:
D1. Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusion.. Synthesis has been used to generate and justify valid conclusions
. The validity of results has been judged
. Self-criticism of approach has taken place.
. Evaluation has taken place using defined criteria
. Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success.
D2. Take responsibility for managing and organizing activities.Autonomy/independence demonstrated
Substantial activities/projects or investigations have been planned, managed and organized.
The unforeseen has been accommodated.
The importance of interdependence has been recognized.
D3. Demonstrate convergent, lateral and creative thinkingIdeas generate and decisions taken 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convergent and lateral thinking have been applied
Capacity for innovation and creative thought has been used.
Receptiveness to new ideas has demonstrated.
Unfamiliar contexts have been applied.

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