FB2PYA-Industrial Training Preparation

Module Provider: Food and Nutritional Sciences
Number of credits: 0 [0 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Emma Bennett

Email: e.j.bennett@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module provides students with information on placement opportunities for their year in industry and to support them in the application process. The module also helps students derive optimum benefit from the placement by explaining the assessment process and providing them with information pertinent to the workplace, prior to commencement of work.


  • To give students information on placement opportunities for their year in industry

  • To explain the variety and location of potential placements

  • To describe the process by which placements are obtained

  • To prepare students for the application process

  • To prepare students for their placement year

  • To ensure that students receive and understand the guidance material available throughout their placement year

  • To ensure that students know how to access the guidance material

  • To explain the assessment process for their placement year

  • To ensure that students understand the significance and purpose of Industrial Training Handbook

Assessable learning outcomes:

  • Students will identify suitable placement opportunities and receive offers from placement companies.

  • Those students who decide to take a placement will have a successful year in industry

Additional outcomes:

  • Students will make an informed decision about whether or not to undertake industrial training

  • Students will have the ability to make sound judgements on which companies to apply to

  • Students will feel confident that the placement they have chosen is a good opportunity for them 

Outline content:
Preparation for the placement year

Global context:
Preparation for the placement year in any food company/organisation

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Seminars and Workshops. Other small group or 1:1 meetings will take place with members of staff as required.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 3 3
Tutorials 3 2
Practicals classes and workshops 2
Fieldwork 5
Guided independent study 40 40 20
Total hours by term 53.00 42.00 23.00
Total hours for module 118.00

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Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/qualitysupport/penaltiesforlatesubmission.pdf
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

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    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    1) Required text books:

    2) Specialist equipment or materials:

    3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:

    4) Printing and binding:

    5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:

    6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence: Costs of attending interviews for placements vary depending on location and mode of travel. It is therefore not possible to conclude on a cost.

    Last updated: 9 August 2017

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