Work Experience - 5N1356
Work Experience is a planned experiential learning activity and is an integral part of an educational process. It involves learners preparing and planning for work, working under direction in a specific vocational area and reviewing and evaluating that work. The experience of work enables learners to develop work skills, evaluate employment opportunities and cope with changing work environments.
QQI Level 4 Certificate, or equivalent life/work experience.
QQI 5N1356 Work Experience Component Certificate
Ongoing courses or Online/Blended Courses
Day or evening classes
Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work-related issues and needs.
Analyse key challenges and opportunities facing a particular vocational area.
Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work, organizational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay.
Compile a personal and vocational skills audit and career plan for a specific vocational area, to include goals and action points for the period of work experience.
Present relevant work experience material, to include a CV or personal statement, letter of application, evidence of job-finding skills, skills checklist, statement of learning goals, contractual arrangements.
Participate effectively in work experience, to include observation of good timekeeping, working independently while under general direction, meeting deadlines, personal presentation, communication, adherence to health, safety and other relevant regulations.
Demonstrate effective communication skills in the workplace, to include personal, interpersonal and technological communication skills.
Reflect on workplace experiences, to include feedback by supervisor(s) or mentor(s) on personal performance and challenges such as conflict, criticism, meeting new people and learning in relation to quality management.
Explore options for future education, training and employment in light of work experience.