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Please follow this Report Structure, paying close
attention to the allocation of marks for each section (shown as a percentage).
Overall Report Presentation 5%
You will be marked for overall presentation of your
report, formatting, spelling and grammar so it is important to follow these
Page - must show your Name, Student Number, Programme of study, Module Number
and Title, Placement Provider Name and date of report.
· Include a Contents
Pagewhich clearly shows the
sections of the report and associated page numbers. (Each page of the report must show your
Student Name, Student Number and must be numbered).
· The report
can be written in first person as you will be writing a personal account of
your time in placement and reflecting on the skills learned.
· Use the
font Arial 12 with 1.5 line spacing.
section of the report should be numbered as per the Report Structure, and on a
new page with the heading in Arial 12 Bold.
References (minimum of 5). Any theory
should be correctly referenced using the Harvard Referencing system. (See Personal Tutors for a referencing guide
if you do not already have one).
The introduction should clearly describe where and
with whom the placement took place, what the placement organisation does, a
brief history, number of employees, etc.
the Role within the Organisation(s) 5%
This section should clearly describe your role and the
nature of your work during the placement. Outline any responsibilities and tasks
associated with your role, and give details of any projects that may have been
allocated to you during that time.
Organisation(s) and Recommendations 20%
should reflect on the work placement organisation(s), making appropriate
references to supporting academic literature.
a SWOT analysis on the organisation and attach as an Appendix. Then make appropriate recommendations based
on your analysis of the organisation and the conclusions you have drawn from
to Reflective Log
Within your report, you should make reference to
the requirement to maintain a Reflective Log and briefly how you went about
this, reflecting on the process and how you used the logs to support any
reflection on your skills/attributes/attitudes.
(The Reflective Log itself will be marked separately through Blackboard
– see Assessment Sheet on page 20.
Please note this represents 10% of your total report mark).
on Skills Development 30%
You should write in a reflective and critical
manner, identifying new skills and experiences acquired during the placement,
along with any existing skills that were developed further as a result of your
Identify any gaps in your skills, knowledge or
experience. Discuss how you might
address these issues and suggest appropriate strategies to manage these. Conduct a personal SWOT Analysis to help
analyse your skills, knowledge or experience.
(The SWOT analysis is to be attached as an appendix and discussed in
this section). (15%)
Support your writing with evidence through specific
actions undertaken during the placement and, where appropriate, make reference
to learning theories such as Gibbs’ Model of Reflection or Kolb. (5%)
There are a number of websites that can help you
with this. Cumbria University has also
produced a useful guide:
You should provide a key summary of your
placement(s), highlighting key achievements and learning experiences and
personal development as a consequence of your placement. Reflect on how your experiences may have
impacted on your career goals and what you have learned about yourself. (10%)
You should also discuss how your work benefitted
the organisation(s) you were placed with.
You should aim to make your reflection critical in nature and relate it
to academic theory where appropriate. (5%)
References (not part of the word
Minimum of 9 references, using the Harvard system.
important that, throughout your report, you seek to bring aspects of your
academic learning to support any arguments or discussion regarding your input
and the outcomes from the work experience process.