Careers Service

Careers Service Placement Year Module

Careers Service Placement Year Module

Graduate with the skills employers are looking for. Get academic credit for a year of in-depth experience.

The Careers Service Placement Year Module is a 120 credit module completed over the course of the placement year (9-12 months). It's available to penultimate year students on selected degree programmes and will count towards your final degree classification.

The module gives you the chance to:

  • experience searching and applying for employment opportunities
  • undertake practical work experience that will benefit your academic study and longer term career plans
  • apply your knowledge and skills in the work place and reflect on your development
  • learn how to explain what you have achieved to future employers

Delivery

You will be expected to undertake 1200 hours on this module. The majority of your time will be taken up with hours spent at your placement. It also includes time spent completing the assessment activities.

You must complete 1131 hours at your placement before 31 May. Your hours will only count towards the required module total starting from the end of the academic year.  

You will take part in a structured programme of learning and teaching delivered across your time at placement, through the Careers Service. This may include online tutorials facilitated through Blackboard, one to one tutorials and other forms of contact. These will support you in setting goals to work towards during your placement, and develop your knowledge and skills.

You will be allocated a module tutor who will be your point of contact for all academic activity on this module and who will support you through your learning.

Assessment

Our assessment aims to: 

  • help you demonstrate your learning from the module through the placement
  • encourage you to develop your employability skills

It will include:

  • a personal impact and development report (split into 3 formative and 1 summative pieces of work in semester 1 and 2) 
  • supervisor evaluation (from your employer)

Assessment will be conducted via the Careers Service Curriculum Team on a pass/fail basis.

Module Handbook 2019-2020

You can find detailed information about the 2019-2020 module in our interactive handbook below. It covers delivery and assessment, staff and student requirements and includes a year planner of teaching events and activities.

You can also download a copy: NCL3000 Handbook 2019-20‌ (PDF: 334KB).

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Eligibility

Find out who manages your placement year on our Placements page to find out if you can sign up for our module, or who to contact in your school if you can't.

You are only eligible to register for the Careers Service Placement Year Module once you have a placement approved by the Careers Service. 

How to register

Once you have found out who manages your placement year, you can register your interest on our Careers Service Placement Year page.

If your placement year is managed by your school, you won't be able to register for this module. Follow the instructions on our School Managed Placement Year page instead.