SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 40.00
ECTS Credit Points 20.00
Module Code M3H225345
Module Leader Marty Wright
School School for Work Based Education
Subject SCWBE
  • A (September start)-B (January start)
  • B (January start)-C (May start)
  • C (May start)-A (September start)
  • S-C (May start)-A (September start)

Summary of Content

Continuing work experience within a suitable construction environment developing the students social and interpersonal skills, understanding and application of work procedures, ability to question concepts and relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the programme to the working practices of the construction industry. The percentage of Work Based Learning for this module, as represented by the Independent Learning "Activity Type", is 87 %. The percentage of Work Based Assessment for this module is 100%, which is represented by Courseworks 1, 2 and 3.


Assessment work experience within a suitable environment which allows the apprentice to develop :- 1. Social and interpersonal skills. 2. Competent application of work procedures 3. The ability to question concepts and to relate the theoretical and technological aspects of the academic programme with the current practice aspects of the construction industry. 4. The ability to work as an individual and in teams to meet targets and deadlines. 5. The development of personal organisational skills. 6. The ability to record and report concisely and accurately on technical matters and activities.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the module, the apprentice should be able to: 1. Identify and analyse applicatory skills and personal and social skills, well developed self-awareness of ability, aptitude and character .2. Demonstrate a critical understanding of developed work disciplines and routines.3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of developed self-confidence and maturity.4. Demonstrate developing understanding of team working, personal relationships and authority.5. Demonstrate work experience sufficient to commence meeting the requirements for membership of an appropriate Professional Body. 6. Identify and analyse industrial, professional and academic concepts and procedures.7. Demonstrate improving analytical problem solving techniques under supervision in a working environment.8. Demonstrate improving transferable skills largely dependent on type of work experience but broadly in the application of industrial and public relations, business and industrial procedures, management skills, interpretation of procedures, building drawings and programmes of work. 9. Evaluate increasing self- reliance and contribution to team working when working to deadlines.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

In the context of a work based ethos, teaching and learning methods use authentic work based scenarios to promote action learning, inquiry based learning, problem based learning and peer learning. In addition, at this academic level students are expected to take a critical stance as they draw on academic theories and techniques in order to frame, analyse and solve actual work-based problems. These approaches directly involve the apprentice in the process of learning and also encourage collaborative learning. The module will begin with 2 days of introductory seminars to provide the apprentices with a clear understanding of the curriculum and assessment requirements of the module and to engage in question / answers sessions. The remainder of the module is delivered online via GCULearn. The online component is structured using a week by week template and guides the apprentice through the subject learning and assessment requirements of the module. A range of resources such as PowerPoint, Camtasia, video clips, web links and other tailored learning relevant to the module topics are used.. Learners will be supported throughout by the module team. This includes the lecturers, work based / industrial mentors and Academic Development Tutors. Clear sign posting will ensure that module learning outcomes are progressed, reinforced though a carefully mapped formative assessment of concepts / strategies and the application of critical subject matter. This facilitates an evaluation of the level of comprehension attained by the apprentice and also enables the module team to provide support and guidance as required through email, GCULearn announcements, blogs, skype of Collaborate discussions. Summative assessments are compulsory. A mark of 35% must be achieved for each summative assessment and an overall / aggregate mark of 40% must be achieved.

Indicative Reading

Dependent on the status of the student, range of workload, employer demands and specialisation. Essential texts Bailey, A. (1993) All -1 write - -1 effective -1 writing for -1 professional -1 people. The -1 College -1 of Estate Management: ISBN 9780947763718. -1 Cottrell, S. (2015) Skills for success: -1 personal -1 development -1 and -1 employability, -1 3rd -1 edition. Palgrave study -1 guides series. Palgrave Macmillan: ISBN 9781137426529. -1 Cox, E. (2005) Adult -1 learners -1 learning from -1 experience: -1 using a reflective -1 practice model to support -1 work -1 based -1 learning. -1 Reflective Practice, -1 01/2005, -1 6(4), -1 459-472. -1 Durrant, A., -1 Rhodes, G. -1 and -4 Young, -1 D. -3 (2011): 2 nd Ed: Getting started -1 with -1 university-level -1 work -1 based -1 learning: Faringdon: ISBN 9781904750703. -1 Helyer, -1 R. (2015): 2 nd Ed: The -1 work-based -1 learning student -1 handbook, Palgrave study skills series. Palgrave Macmillan: ISBN 9781137413840. -1 Roberts, A. (2008) -1 Recording -1 and -1 Reflecting -1 on -2 Workplace -1 Experience. -1 CEBE -1 briefing Guide -1 13. -1 (Available from -1 <> -1 Recommended texts Roberts, A. (2009) Encouraging reflective -1 practice -1 in -1 periods -1 of -1 professional -1 workplace -1 experience: the -1 development -1 of a conceptual model. -1 Reflective Practice, -1 10(5), -1 633-644. -1 (Available from -1 <> Schon, -1 D.A. (1991) The reflective -1 practitioner: -1 how -1 professionals think -1 in -1 action. Arena: Basic Books: ISBN 9780465068784. Web sites: The Construction Information Service (accessed via GCU domain username and password) GCULearn / Blackboard: GCU Library: Professional institutions, such as, the APM, CIOB and RICS The European Parliament: The United Kingdom Parliament:

Transferrable Skills

Demonstrate transferable skills largely dependent on type of work experience but broadly the competent application of industrial and public relations, business and industrial procedures. Demonstrate self-reliance and capacity for team working and to meet deadlines successfully. [C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, D1, D2, D4-D6, E1-E7]

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 40.00
Seminars (FT) 12.00
Independent Learning (FT) 348.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 02 n/a 35.00 35% Interim Assessment of Diary/Logbook and resume of experience
Course Work 01 n/a 20.00 35% Initial Assessment of Diary/Logbook and resume of experience.
Course Work 03 n/a 45.00 35% Submission of Completed Diary/Logbook, Resume of Professional Experience and Critical Analysis in addition to an Employers Report - related to required Professional Bodies competencies.