RE3WBL-Work Based Learning

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Level:6
Terms in which taught: Spring / Summer / Autumn module
Pre-requisites: RE1IAP Investment Appraisal
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Placement opportunity: Mini placement
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Miss Jane Batchelor

Email: j.m.batchelor@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:
This module provides the student with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and learning gained in their first two years in a business context, enhancing understanding and skills of working in a business environment reflecting on this experience to enhance awareness of the graduate employment market.

Please note students need to have registered for this module a month prior to starting their placement. The deadline for registering for this module is the last day of the summer term. Students cannot register to do this module retrospectively.

Aims:
The module aims to provide the student with an opportunity to extend knowledge and learning in their chosen specialisation, apply the knowledge gained in the first two years in a business context, enhance understanding and skills of working in a business environment, and reflect upon issues of relevant professional ethics.By completing the assessment the student will enhance their ability of being a reflective learner, skilled at evaluating their own professional development needs.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the module it is expected that the student will be able to:

Evaluate their placement role within the organisation, and provide an academic appreciation of the placement.

Critically evaluate the observed work in relation to relevant professional codes of practice.

Understand how the student’s skills fit into the organisation, and identify the criteria necessary for the student to enhance his/her value to the organisation in the context of graduate

Additional outcomes:
The module also aims to enhance potential employability on graduation by providing practical experience in full time employment in the market, encouraging development of greater understanding of workplace requirements, understanding of the organisation’s criterion in the context of graduate recruitment processes and procedures, working with others, and the relationship between their academic studies and their application in practice in the market. Confidence, sense of responsibility, team working and communication skills will be enhanced.

Outline content:
The area of work undertaken on the placement will be related to the student’s degree discipline, and should provide the opportunity for independent problem solving and team working. Day to day content of the work will be set by the organisation.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Lectures 2 1 2
Work-based learning 150
       
Total hours by term 2.00 1.00 152.00
       
Total hours for module 155.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Other information on summative assessment:

The word guide for the report is 2500 words.


Formative assessment methods:

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.

    Length of examination:
    None

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of at least 40%.

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-submission of report.

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