Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1029: Work Placement

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.


NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (10 weeks) and term 3 (1 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr James Muldoon (Lecturer)





Available via distance learning


No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students.

For this module you will complete 40 hours of voluntary work experience with an employer of your choice.  The aim of this module is for you to gain employment experience, skills for finding and securing the perfect job, and to see how your academic learning translates into a post-university environment.  Consequently your assessment will be a portfolio detailed below, including a report which enables the practical application of your academic knowledge.  This might be a piece of work relevant to your employer, or it may be something that interests you.

We will have a series of workshop sessions to help you with the skills required to finding/ selecting your work placement, including CV writing, interview training, and practical sessions talking about day to day issues within your placements, and to share and discuss your experiences with your peers and tutor.

You will arrange your placements yourselves, using the assistance of the Employability resources on campus, and may undertake your placement at any point up until the end of April.  This will allow you to undertake work experience in other parts of the UK/ world if you so choose.  

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