Unit 10: Work-based Experience

Unit code:                D/601/0998

QCF level:                QCF Level 5/ NFQ Level 6/7

Credit value:            15


This unit aims to enable learners to experience the scope and depth of learning which may take place in a work-based context by planning, monitoring and evaluating the work experience.


Unit abstract

A significant amount of learning can be achieved by carrying out practical activities in a    workplace. Learning may be enhanced by taking a more formal approach to work-based activities – by planning, carrying out the activities and reflecting on the benefits of the activities to the business and to the learner.

This unit is designed to allow flexibility of study for part-time and full-time students. It is expected that learners will be supervised in the workplace in addition to their academic supervisor.

Learners will have the opportunity, supported by their supervisors, to negotiate and perform activities which will allow them to fulfil the assessment criteria for this unit. They will recognise the scope of what they have achieved by recording evidence from carrying out the activities.  They will also gain maximum benefit by reflection on and evaluation of the work they undertake.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit a learner will:

  1. Be able to negotiate industry  experience
  2. Understand the specific requirements of the  placement
  3. Be able to undertake work experience as  identified
  4. Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning.