Work Experience in Healthcare
Course details will be available shortly.
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE
- Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.
- Learners undertaking Placement or Practice modes of work experience must work the equivalent of ten to fifteen working days.
AIM OF THE WORK EXPERIENCE COURSE
- To enable the learner to gain a credit in Work Experience at Level 5.
- To develop critical awareness of the changing nature of work
- To set achievable goals for work experience
- To utilise learning opportunities presented in the work environment
- To apply work skills to consolidate learning in the vocational area
- To understand how work is planned and organised at different levels in a specific vocational area
- To appreciate the importance of safety and welfare in the workplace
- To develop capabilities, both personal and vocational, to successfully meet challenges in the workplace
- To review career choices in the light of their own aspirations, experience, abilities and available options
- To explore future employment opportunities (including opportunities for self employment, contract work, work in the social economy, etc).
- Final Results are graded as a Pass 50%-64%, a Credit 65%-79%, or a Distinction 80%-100%
- On completion of the course Candidates present a portfolio of coursework which shows that they have achieved all of the Specific Learning Outcomes including the following:
- Learner Journal – A personal journal will be compiled by candidates. It will include a description of the candidate’s planning and preparation, the candidate’s experience in the workplace, and a review and evaluation of the candidate’s learning while on work experience.
- Assignment – Candidates are required to investigate their vocational award area. The profile should:
· describe the industry/sector and its range of occupations
· detail the qualifications and experience needed for work associated with one occupation in the vocational area
· discuss employment and career opportunities in the vocational award area.
- Skills Demonstration – In one or more skills demonstrations, candidates will be assessed in a broad range of vocational, practical and interpersonal communication skills while in the workplace.
SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Unit 1 Planning and Preparation
- Unit 2 Experience
- Unit 3 Review and Evaluation
Detailed course content is available on request
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