Work Experience Level 5.
Completely revised, comprehensive text written for the revised module 5N1356, guiding the student through all stages of work experience, from preparation to portfolio presentation.
Contains revised information on planning and preparation for work to include:
Skills Audit and Checklis
Job Finding Strategies
Letter of Application
Statement of Contractual Obligations
Effective Employability Skills for the Workplace
Explores types of work organisations and career opportunities in various sectors, for example, public, private and vocational.
Discusses the changing nature of work and recent changes in the Irish and global economies.
Provides up-to-date information on all relevant changes in employment and health and safety legislation.
Includes a to-do list, tips for portfolio completion and sample contracts.
Details key employability skills: good timekeeping, working independently with direction, meeting deadlines, personal presentation, communication and employee responsibilities in terms of health and safety.
Highlights the importance of reflection on work experience, achieved by documenting plans, goals, challenges, successes, new skills learned, new relationships, routines and procedures.
Provides pointers on creating a career plan based on the work experience.
Work Experience module [5N1356]
Chapter 1: General Work-Related Information
Chapter 2: Planning and Preparation for Work Experience
Chapter 3: Vocational Study
Chapter 4: Basic Rights and Responsibilities of Employees and Employers
Chapter 5: The Work Placement
Chapter 6: Reflecting on the Work Placement Experience and Future Planning
Chapter 7: Skills Demonstration
Learner Personal Notes and Checklist Area
Work Experience Diary