Work-based Experience D/601/0998

LO1 Be able to negotiate industry experience
                                                                                     Operation management report Kingston University

Be able to negotiate industry experience Suitable organisation and location: types of establishments for placement eg industry-related work for a client brief at college, existing work environment, different department within current employer’s business Negotiation: methods of contacting organisations; methods of undertaking negotiations Nature of duties: type of undertaking eg routine duties and tasks, project work, development of new procedures/protocol Supervisors: roles and responsibilities of academic and industrial mentors Expectations of learning: aims eg proficiency in new tasks and procedures, timemanagement and problem solving skills, reflection, discuss progress with others, teamwork Business constraints: consideration of possible limitations eg need to be fully trained, adherence to quality systems, health and safety considerations, supervision time, workload, customer satisfaction, limited staffing, cost of materials

1.1 research and evaluate suitable organisations that could provide industry experience

1.2 negotiate with work and academic supervisors a proposal for the work experience

1.3 recognise the business constraints on the work experience offered

LO2 Understand the specific requirements of the placement

Understand the specific requirements of the placement Tasks: details of activities eg specific hourly, daily, weekly routine and non-routine tasks; breakdown of a project into stages; new procedures/protocol Prioritise: reasons for rationalisation of the order of tasks; methods of prioritising work Plan for the work experience: methods used to develop detailed plan with schedule of tasks, proposed dates for reviews, expected input from supervisors Benefits to organisation and learner: advantages to business eg allowing more routine tasks to be carried out, allowing procedures/techniques to be developed, increasing responsiveness, identifying cost saving measures; advantages to learner eg understanding how a business operates, understanding importance of teamwork, learning new techniques, development of problem-solving and time-management skills

2.1 agree and prioritise the tasks and responsibilities involved in the work experience

2.2 produce a plan for the work experience

 2.3 analyse the benefits of the proposed activities to the business and the learner

LO3 Be able to undertake work experience as identified

Be able to undertake work experience as identified Carry out the planned activities: realisation eg carrying out tasks and project work according to relevant legislation, training and codes of practice; developing new procedures or protocol Record activities in the appropriate manner: systematic and appropriate recording of relevant activities eg logbook, diary, portfolio, spreadsheets, data bases; list of resources Revise the initial plan as required: methods used to review activities at the appropriate time to see if they meet requirements, make alterations as needed

3.1 fulfil specified requirements of placement conforming to all related codes of practice

3.2 produce systematic records of work undertaken

3.3 revise the initial plan as required

3.4 make suggestions for improvement and review these with appropriate supervisor

LO4 Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning

Be able to monitor and evaluate own performance and learning Evaluation of the quality of the work undertaken: meeting industry standards and evaluating own performance against original proposal; comments/testimony from supervisors Account of learning during the work experience: details of experience gained eg new procedures, interpersonal skills, time-management, problem-solving, teamwork; details of evidence eg portfolio of evidence, scientific report, management report Recommendations on how the learning experience could have been enhanced: alternative ideas eg different location, different brief, different time period, more/less support, better time-management, better preparation

4.1 monitor progress against original proposal

4.2 evaluate the quality of own performance

4.3 analyse the learning which has taken place during the work experience using suitable reflections

4.4 make recommendations on how the experience could have been enhanced

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