What is Placement Learning?
Placement Learning is different from work experience; it is a planned period of learning, normally outside of UCP Marjon, where the learning outcomes are intended as part of student’s degree studies. Credit is not awarded for undertaking work, but for the learning and skills achieved and demonstrated as a result of the experience.
Why is Placement Learning is Important to UCP Marjon?
UCP Marjon takes seriously its’ role of providing vocationally relevant degrees that produce employable graduates equipped with the skills to ‘hit the ground running’ in their chosen careers.Offering degrees that involve placement learning is a great way for students to get practical hands-on experience to complement their academic work in a supportive environment. It gives students the chance to contextualise and reflect on their studies as well as identify any personal strengths, weaknesses and future career aspirations. UCP Marjon wants to be an asset to the south west; we want to produce graduates that have the skills to benefit the local economy and public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
Working in partnership with placement providers allows us to:
- Establish and develop links with local organisations;
- Provide organisations with a chance to influence the skills acquired by our student during their studies and;
- Provide graduates with the skills to benefit the region’s workforce.
Last modified on Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:54:01 GMT by pelford