SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHK225135
Module Leader Gibril Njie
School School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment
Subject Construction and Surveying
  • A (September start)-B (January start)-C (May start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Levels 1, 2 and 3 modules for GA programme

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 90%. 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. Demonstrate applicatory skills and personal and social skills, well developed self-awareness of ability, aptitude and character.2. Demonstrate developed work disciplines and routines.3. Demonstrate 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. Question 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. Demonstrate increasing self- reliance and contribution to team working when working to deadlines.[A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9, B1-B5, B7 SDS GA:,4.1 - 4.5]

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Work Based Education aims to maximise the direct and digitally mediated contact time with students by practicing teaching and learning strategies that use authentic work based scenarios and encourage action learning, enquiry based learning, problem based learning and peer learning. In the context of this module this takes the form of: The continued recording of work experience on a daily basis linked with review at regular intervals by employers and academic staff generates self-discipline and self-awareness as well as employer recognition of the importance of increasing work responsibility in parallel with the academic development of the apprentice.The completion of a structured diary and a report reviewing specific aspects of work experience supported by a case study consolidates the learning process. The module allows the apprentice to apply previously gained knowledge in the application and integration of discipline based working practice in relation to identified competencies to the relevant Professional Body .

Indicative Reading

Dependent on the status of the student, range of workload, employer demands and specialisation. Bailey, A. (1993) All write - effective writing for professional people. The College of Estate Management. * Cottrell, S. (2015) Skills for success: personal development and employability, 3rd edition. Palgrave study guides series. Palgrave Macmillan. Cox, E. (2005) Adult learners learning from experience: using a reflective practice model to support work based learning. Reflective Practice, 01/2005, 6(4), 459-472. Durrant, A., Rhodes, G. and Young, D. (2011) Getting started with university-level work based learning, 2nd edition. Faringdon. Helyer, R. (2010) The work-based learning student handbook, Palgrave study skills series. Palgrave Macmillan. Roberts, A. (2008) Recording and Reflecting on Workplace Experience. CEBE briefing Guide 13. (Available from Roberts, A. (2009) Encouraging reflective practice in periods of professional workplace experience: the development of a conceptual model. Reflective Practice, 10(5), 633-644. (Available from Schon, D.A. (1991) The reflective practitioner: how professionals think in action. Arena: Basic Books. 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 Scottish Parliament: The United Kingdom Parliament: And you will also find useful: an English Dictionary and Thesaurus

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 SDS GA: 5.1-5.4]

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Lectures (FT) 1.00
Independent Learning (FT) 179.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 40.00 n/a Coursework 1: Trimester A Submission of Diary, Logbook, Resume of Professional Experience (Interim) and Learning Teaching Plan Journal (For CM students, a detailed Proposal of competencies to be addressed)
Course Work 02 n/a 60.00 n/a Coursework 2: Trimester C Submission of Diary, Logbook, Resume of Professional Experience (Final), Critical Analysis (SWOT Analysis) and Employment Assessment (And for CM students, an Annual Report reflecting on competencies)