Title: Work Experience
Teideal as Gaeilge: Taithí Oibre
Award Type: Minor
Credit Value: 15
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction.
Learners will be able to:
1 Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work-related issues and needs.
2 Analyse key challenges and opportunities facing a particular vocational area.
3 Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work, organisational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay
4 Compile a personal and vocational skills audit and career plan for a specific vocational area, to include goals and action points for the period of work experience
5 Present relevant work experience material, to include a CV or personal statement, letter of application, evidence of job-finding skills, skills checklist, statement of learning goals, contractual arrangements.
6 Participate effectively in work experience, to include observation of good timekeeping, working independently while under general direction, meeting deadlines, personal presentation, communication, adherence to health, safety and other relevant regulations
7 Demonstrate effective communications skills in the workplace, to include personal, interpersonal and technological communications skills
8 Reflect on workplace experiences, to include feedback by supervisors or mentors on personal performance and challenges such as conflict, criticism, meeting new people and learning in relation to quality management.
9 Explore options for future education, training and employment in light of work experience