PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR (FULL-YEAR STUDY) - 2021/2
Module code: TONP018
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, and in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information, the University has had to change the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes, together with certain University services and facilities for the academic year 2020/21.
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This module supports your development of personal and professional attitudes and abilities appropriate to your Professional Training placement. It supports and facilitates self-reflection and transfer of learning from your Professional Training placement experiences to your final year of study and your future employment. The module is concerned with Personal and Professional Development towards holistic academic and non-academic learning. Development and learning may occur before and during the placement, and this is reflected in the assessment model as a progressive process. However, the graded assessment takes place primarily towards the end of the placement. Additionally, the module aims to enable you to evidence and evaluate your placement experiences and transfer that learning to other situations through written and presentation skills.
Music and Media
MASON Russell (Music & Med)
Number of Credits: 120
ECTS Credits: 60
Framework: Professional Training Year
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
The module focuses on achieving the learning outcomes by offering, via the placement and associated activities, the opportunity for you to nurture the employability skills that graduate employers look for and to develop the professional identity, competencies and attributes that support the future employability.
Indicative content includes:
- placement scheme overview;
- writing a CV and cover letter;
- interview techniques;
- experiences of employees and placement students;
- starting employment;
- Health & Safety at work and risk assessments; and
- activities as determined by the institutional partner.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||CV and Cover Letter||10|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the learning outcomes regarding the successful acquisition of a Professional Training placement, and the acquisition of the employability skills and competencies that support students’ graduate employability outcomes.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- CV and Cover Letter (LO1, LO2, LO3, LO5, LO7) Submitted at two stages: (i) before commencing placement (2nd year semester 1), for review and feedback; and (ii) upon completion of the placement year, appropriately updated for review and grading.
- Final Report (LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6, LO7) Submitted at the end of the study exchange, this report of 3,000 words requires you to critically reflect on your personal and professional development. The report should take into account your inter-cultural learning, any language capabilities you may have acquired from studying in a non-native language and reflections on how the study exchange has enhanced your employability prospects.
- Study Exchange (LO2, LO3, LO5, LO6, LO7) The assessment of academic attainment for the study element of the placement year is as per the requirements of the partner institution. You must secure the agreed number of credits at the partner institution in order to successfully meet the requirements of the Professional Training year.
Formative assessment and feedback
Formal feedback will be provided on your initial submission of a CV and Cover Letter, in order to help you to improve them in preparation for applications. Ad hoc individual tutorial feedback will also be available. The nature of formative assessment and feedback during the placement will be determined by the partner institution.
- Enable you to acquire and develop knowledge as it occurs in professional practice
- Enable you to apply academic knowledge from the learning experience at a partner institution (generally at an overseas location)
- Enable you to mature through the evaluation of your placement experiences
- Support you in developing and applying new skills appropriate to the academic setting in which you are studying
- Enable you to develop the employability skills and attitudes/approach that graduate employers look for and that are required of a person working in a professional capacity
|001||Demonstrate job-seeking and job acquiring skills relevant to your chosen sector||CPT|
|002||Identify personal strengths||CPT|
|003||Demonstrate an understanding of your placement organisation(s) and how you fit within it/them||CPT|
|004||Apply academic knowledge to professional practice||CKT|
|005||Demonstrate appropriate professional behaviour||PT|
|006||Evaluate your personal and professional development||CKPT|
|007||Use the information/knowledge gained on placement to inform your career aims||CKPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to further your personal and professional development and to enhance your work-related skills, before, during and after your placement. Much of the learning will be independent.
The learning and teaching methods may include:
- briefing sessions;
- industry seminars;
- online learning resources;
- 1:1 support;
- methods predicated on the requirements of the institutional partner;
- academic mentoring, coaching and assessment by partner institutions;
- critical self-reflection and learning; and
- discussions with other students.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Programmes this module appears in
|Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BSc (Hons)(CORE)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
|Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) BMus (Hons)(CORE)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2021/2 academic year.