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TOUR6019 - Work Based Learning in Tourism

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Title:Work Based Learning in Tourism
Long Title:Work Based Learning in Tourism
Module Code:TOUR6019
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Tourism
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Author: MARIA BENSON
Module Description: Students undertake a relevant five week period or equivalent of work placement in a chosen sector of the Tourism industry. The module is designed to enable students to practically apply knowledge and skills acquired in college. The placement will be supported by a member of academic staff in conjunction with a supervisor or workplace mentor. The experience gained will enable the student to recognise his/her strengths and weaknesses regarding general competence and an awareness of the process involved in developing a career in the tourism industry.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Achieve personal and professional learning goals
LO2 Apply relevant knowledge and skills acquired in college to the workplace
LO3 Identify the importance of teamwork as part of the total quality management approach to improve quality and performance to meet customer expectations.
LO4 Contribute effectively to the business and communicate in a professional manner within the workforce.
LO5 Reflect on and analyse the learning acquired during placement.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Application of Learning to the workplace
Application of knowledge and competencies learnt in CIT in relation to the tourism industry. The analysis of work problems and solutions and understanding the link between theoretical course content and its application in the work environment.
Personal Development and Initiative
Analysis of personal strengths and weaknesses. Evaluating performance, setting and achieving goals, multi-tasking, planning work schedule and ability to work unsupervised.
Teamwork
Ability to work as part of a team, accept and learn from feedback received.
Communication and customer care
Demonstrate an application of the most suitable method of communication to use in a given scenario.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Reflective Journal The learner reflects on their experience and learning in the workplace. 1,2,3,4,5 60.0 Every Week
Performance Evaluation Assessment on an on the job performance during a site visit by an academic member of staff in conjunction with the industry supervisor/mentor 2,3,4 20.0 Week 3
Written Report Requires the employer/industry mentor to complete an assessment of the learner 2,3,4 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision of work placement, to include visit to workplace and interaction between supervisor and student pre- and post- placement 5.0 Once per semester 0.33
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Preparation and reflection on the day to day requirement of the work placement to identify opportunities for personal development 6.67 Every Week 6.67
Total Hours 11.67
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.33
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecturer-Supervised Learning (Contact) Supervision of work placement to include visit to workplace and interaction between supervisor and student pre - post - placement 5.0 Once per semester 0.33
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Preparation and reflection on the day to day requirements of the work placement to identify opportunities for personal development. 6.67 Every Week 6.67
Total Hours 11.67
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 0.33
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Stella Cottrell 2015, Skills for Success - Personal Development and Employability, Third Edition Ed., Palgrave Macmillan UK [ISBN: 978113742652]
  • CIT 2016, Tourism and Hospitality Department - Reflective work Based Learning Journal
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Joan Van Emden and Lucinda Becker 2010, Presentation Skills for Students, Second Edition Ed., Palgrave Macmillan UK [ISBN: 978023024304]
  • Christine Fanthome 2004, Work Placements: A Survival Guide for Students, First Edition Ed., Palgrave Macmillan [ISBN: 9781403934345]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_FTRSM_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Tourism Management 4 Elective
CR_FTOUR_7 Bachelor of Business in Tourism Management 4 Elective
CR_FTOUR_6 Higher Certificate in Business in Tourism Management 4 Elective

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