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					                   LONDON METROPOLITAN BUSINESS SCHOOL
      PLACEMENT AGREEMENT FORM - PROFESSIONAL WORK PLACEMENT MODULE

When you have found a work placement opportunity with an employer, you need to let us know so that
it can be approved as suitable for the professional work placement module. Please complete the first
     two pages initially and follow the instructions at the bottom of page 2 in addition referring to the
                           guidance on the following page when completing this.




STUDENT DETAILS
Name                                            Address



Student I.D. no.


Course                                          E mail:


Module Leader: Vanessa Airth                    Tel.:


Module code: MN2W03 C or N (delete as
appropriate)

EMPLOYER DETAILS
Name of organisation                            Address



Nature of business



Contact name/supervisor                         E mail



Their position/job title                        Tel:




Assessment Deadline:




                                       London Metropolitan University
                Department of Student Services, Career Development and Employment Service
 PLACEMENT DETAILS

 Provide brief details eg. which team,            Dates – indicate precise or approximate start and
 department and/or branch; outline main           finish dates of proposed placement
 areas of work/role.




                                                  How will the placement be structured i.e. number
                                                  of days per week over how many weeks?




PLACEMENT APPROVAL / AGREEMENT BY ALL PARTIES:

Please write your name and date to confirm your approval / agreement

                                    Print Name:                                         Date:
EMPLOYER / LINE MANAGER
                                    E-mail:
                                    Print Name:                                         Date:
STUDENT
                                    E-mail:
                                    Print Name:                                         Date:
CAREERS CONSULTANT
                                    E-mail:
                                    Print Name:                                         Date:
MODULE LEADER
                                    E-mail:

FAO Employer: On completion of your approval, please e-mail to back to the student.
FAO Student: On completion of your and your employer’s approval, please e-mail to your Careers
Consultant. When the above section is fully completed and approved by all parties, please progress to
the next page.
                                    London Metropolitan University
             Department of Student Services, Career Development and Employment Service
LEARNING OUTCOMES
To be completed by the STUDENT: following approval from ALL parties approving the
placement on the previous page BEFORE OR NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK INTO YOUR
PLACEMENT. Please refer to the guidance on the following page when completing this.

Please ask your Careers Consultant or Module Leader for guidance if required and then forward
to YOUR CAREERS CONSULTANT by e-mail for approval.



Learning outcome: by the         I will achieve this through       Where can I record evidence
end of my work placement, I                                        of my learning and what
will be able to:                 (tasks undertaken in your role)   evidence could I use?


1. Plan, review and monitor
   skills development and
   knowledge acquisition


2. Critically evaluate your
   performance in the work
   environment


3. Plan, carry out and
   evaluate a project


4. Articulate skills and
   attributes developed during
   the placement and identify
   future development
   needs


5. Demonstrate an
   understanding of
   organisational structures
   and functions through
   critical
   evaluation of the host
   organisation



Learning Outcomes agreed (student, please send to the Careers Consultant):

CAREERS CONSULTANT                Print Name:                                      Date:
MODULE LEADER                     Print Name:                                      Date:


   YOUR PLACEMENT IS ONLY AUTHORISED AS SUITABLE FOR THE MODULE
 REQUIREMENTS ONCE THE FIRST TWO PAGES OF THIS FORM ARE COMPLETED
            AND APPROVED BY ALL THE REQUIRED PEOPLE.




                                   London Metropolitan University
            Department of Student Services, Career Development and Employment Service
 GUIDANCE NOTES ON COMPLETING THE LEARNING AGREEMENT FORM FOR THE WORK
                           PLACEMENT MODULE

Page 1

“Student’s details” and “Employer details”
This is self-explanatory.

“Dates of assessment submission”
This section is included to serve as a reminder to students of the key dates for completing and submitting
assessments and for attending the “Moving On” workshop. You can find the assessment submission dates on
your e-vision account; if you are in any doubt, check the dates with your Module Leader. You will also be
required to attend a “Moving on from your placement” workshop after you complete you placement. Dates for
this can be found on https://intranet.londonmet.ac.uk/studentservices/careers/events/home.cfm

“Placement approval / agreement by all parties”
Each student is responsible for collecting all of the signatures to the Learning Agreement and for handing it to
their Careers Consultant or to the Career Development and Employment Service at the appropriate campus.
This must be done before you begin the work placement.

Page 2

There are three columns of information to complete.

“Learning outcomes. By the end of my work placement, I will be able to...”
Specific learning outcomes vary from course to course, so you need to make sure you’ve identified those
relating to your particular programme of study. The learning outcomes are provided in order to help you to be
clear about what you’re aiming to gain from the placement and, in reflecting on them during and after the
placement, to help you make sense of what you’ve learned.

Transfer the learning outcomes from the Module Catalogue for your course. For some of the longer outcomes,
you may wish to break them down into two or more elements and put them into your own words. An example
of a learning outcome is:-

“the student will be able to demonstrate that s/he can operate effectively, both independently and with others,
in a structured and routinely supervised work environment, including the selection and application of
appropriate methods and procedures to required tasks”.

This     could      be     broken     down       into    three      outcomes      and     paraphrased       as:-

“work independently and as part of a team”

“adapt to the work environment”

“select and apply an appropriate course of action to complete a specific task”.

If you wish, you can add two or three personal learning objectives which you would like to work towards in the
placement, provided your work placement provider (employer) agrees to them. Any additional learning
outcomes should also be discussed with your Careers Consultant.

“I will achieve this through (tasks undertaken in your role)”
To complete this column, you need to have a discussion with your placement provider to identify tasks and
activities with which you can be involved in order to achieve the outcome, e.g.
“describe      and    evaluate     the   structure,     major    activities  and responsibilities of   the
organisation”.

Ways in which you might achieve this are:

    -    looking at the appropriate pages of the organisations’ website
    -    gaining an overview of the organisation by talking to eg. the Human Resources team and your
         placement supervisor
    -    meeting with managers of each team/department to discuss their roles and functions

                                        London Metropolitan University
                 Department of Student Services, Career Development and Employment Service
To help you to evaluate the organisation and how it works, you could consider doing a SWOT analysis
(strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). It might also be helpful to look at how your placement
organisation relates to others in its sector e.g who are its main competitors, are there any obvious major
differences between your placement organisation and its competitors? Sources for this type of information
could be:

    -   your placement supervisor
    -   careers-related websites such as www.prospects.ac.uk and www.targetjobs.co.uk
    -   professional institutes and journals/publications

When completing this part of the Learning Agreement, aim to be as specific and clear as you can, for example,
if you quote a website as a source of information, you should also specify the relevant section of the site.

Where can I record evidence of my learning and what type of evidence could I use?
This will depend on the forms of assessment involved in your particular course for this module. Examples are:

Where?
your learning log (to be written by all students on the work placement module)
a written report
an oral presentation
a personal development plan
a viva ( responding to oral questions, typically involving the Module Leader and one or two other university
staff).

Check the Module Catalogue for the specific forms of assessment relating to your course.

What?
Examples:

       organisation structure charts
       mission statements/goals/aims and objectives
       annual report
       notes of meetings with people in the organisation
       references to materials/sources of information (websites, articles, reports)

For other types of learning outcomes, evidence might include examples of work you carried out, photographs,
feedback received from your placement supervisor or colleagues




                                      London Metropolitan University
               Department of Student Services, Career Development and Employment Service

				
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