RE3WBL-Work Based Learning

Module Provider: Real Estate and Planning
Number of credits: 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Summer & Autumn Terms
Pre-requisites: RE1IAP Investment Appraisal and RE2PREP Projects in Real Estate and Planning (2)
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Placement opportunity: Mini placement
Current from: 2018/9

Module Convenor: Miss Jane Batchelor


Type of module:

Summary module description:

The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to: reflect on professional practice while extending the knowledge gained in the first two years of the programme; understand the business context related to your specialism; enhance your understanding, skills and employability and allow identification of individual strengths, areas of improvement within the work environment.


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.

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:

Lectures on reflective learning theories, securing & making the most of the placement experience.

150 hour work placement

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
Written assignment including essay 100

Summative assessment- Examinations:

One report with a word count guide 2,500

Summative assessment- Coursework and in-class tests:

All coursework submission should be done electronically via BB for each module by the deadline specified. No hard copy submissions will be accepted. Submission links will be available under ‘Assignments’ in the BB Course menu for each module. To submit, click on the ‘Assignments’ in the Blackboard course menu, find the relevant link, and follow the instructions to submit your coursework. Further information and support can be found on ‘Support for Students’ tab on Blackboard where you will find a detailed student guide on how to submit assignments together with other guides.

Formative assessment methods:

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convener will apply the following penalties for work submitted late:

  • where the piece of work is submitted after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for that piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day[1] (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:
    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.

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

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Re-submission of report.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 20 April 2018


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