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Work-based learning project

A number of teaching and learning theories will be explored and evaluated. Students are required to identify work-based learning objectives which provide the opportunity for personal, professional and organisational development. The student will accept responsibility and will be accountable for developing, managing and achieving these objectives.

Learning outcomes:  

  • Identify and negotiate work based learning objectives which address issues relevant to the student's personal goals and his/her immediate and wider areas of responsibilities within workplace.
  • Assess, develop and apply appropriate skills and techniques to carry out practical investigations which will include addressing ethical issues.
  • Integrate prior knowledge and new learning to engage with relevant organisational issues that will impact upon the work based learning.
  • Apply appropriate theories, frameworks and principles, relevant to the issues/ situations and objectives.
  • Make recommendations that will impact upon the student?s current and future work role and their immediate and wider areas of responsibilities.
  • Demonstrate development of key skills and critical appraisal consistent with post graduate level study and the integration of learning with practice.

Who is the module for:  

Health and social care practitioners/professionals involved in leading teams or organisations and/or involved in identifying change in practice aimed at service improvement through educational project.

Module code:   HC7003

Entry criteria:  

- be employed in or have access to an organisation within which the work based learning can be located
- be working at an advancing occupational level within the organisation that will enable them to undertake learning which is at least equal to the level of the work-based learning project module they are pursuing
- have the support of their employer or the organisation in which the learning is to be located, in the form of time, resources and advice
- identify and have access to a work-based mentor who is able to help, advice, and support the student and to critically comment on the progress and outcomes of the learning.

Number of credits and level of study:   30 credits at level 7.

Assessment:   Written report

Location:   Kingston University

Pattern of Delivery:   Course length: Five teaching days fortnightly on Wednesdays, plus five days of self-directed study

Module dates*

  • 5 sessions
  • Wednesday 25 April 2018
  • Wednesday 9 May 2018
  • Wednesday 23 May 2018
  • Wednesday 6 June 2018
  • Wednesday 20 June 2018
  • 5 sessions
  • Wednesday 24 April 2019
  • Wednesday 8 May 2019
  • Wednesday 22 May 2019
  • Wednesday 5 June 2019
  • Wednesday 19 June 2019

*Dates may change

Fee:   £828

Module leader:   Ms Susan Strong (primary)

Work-based learning project