Work Experience - 6N1946
This programme module aims to provide a learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence to prepare for, undertake and evaluate a work placement of no less than 10 days or 60 hours which would take place within their vocational area. An element of supervisory duties must also be incorporated into the work placement.
QQI Credits: 15
To facilitate the learner to analyse the changing nature of work in a chosen field, focusing on how outside sources such as the economy, demographic change, technologies, education and training affect these changes.
To enable the learner to understand workplace legislation and the rights and responsibilities of employees/employers.
To enable the learner to investigate a specific field of work, examining the skill sets and knowledge required to practice in this particular field.
To facilitate the learner to plan and prepare for a period of work placement within a specific field and to attain a level of supervisory skills.
To facilitate the learner to take part in a period of work placement which will include working at a level that will involve supervisory duties.
To enable the learner to reflect on the work experience and to encourage the learner to demonstrate autonomy for their learning.
Classroom-based, face-to-face 'Live Tutor instruction/in a classroom/and online class environment.
Blended learning (hybrid model where a portion of learning is classroom-based and a portion of which is online learning.
Tutor support available between classes (online, face-to-face, or by telephone).
QQI Level 5 Certificate, or equivalent life/work experience. It is expected that you will have a range of learning styles, strengths and needs related to the programme and have the capacity to take responsibility for your own learning within the managed classroom and online environment, provided by Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd
Learners who have a Level 5 Certification and a computer skills qualification at Level 5 in Word Processing and Spreadsheets, and/or life/work experience at that level or higher. Learners will also require a good command of the English language and have a recognised English language qualification. However, some supports exist for Learners where English is not their first language.
In order to commence this programme, the learner must have either successfully completed a programme at a level 5 QQI Certificate/ equivalent qualifications. If the learner does not possess the required qualification they may also be eligible if they can demonstrate that they possess the levels of knowledge, skill and competence
associated with NFQ level 5.
The interview process ascertains existing levels of knowledge, skills and competence and English language proficiency. An assessment of English writing and comprehension to ensure equivalency with English language speaking and learning to assess a minimum standard level is given to test those learner’s English language levels, so that they are equipped with the correct standard of English to participate in the programme. In order for the learner to have a realistic chance of achieving the standard of a level 6 award, it is expected that the learner would have:
Participated in relevant work experience
Participated in all the programmes related activities
Fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex material which is relevant and reflects a broad personal knowledge
Fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex quantitative data
Problem solving within a group or number of groups and independently
Be disciplined in self-directed learning in line with practical, preparation, study
and reflection time where appropriate
Learners must reside in Ireland.
A competency test may be carried out for English language and literacy and/or computer skills to ensure that you have the skills necessary to complete the programme. Learners will also need a good command of the English Language and have a recognised English Language qualification (for example):
The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable:
CEFR - Common European Framework for Languages (level B2 or higher).
QQI 5N1642 English as a Second Language (merit or distinction)
QQI 5N0690 Communications Level 5 (merit or distinction)
IELTS Indicator Test - International English Language Testing System - Academic The minimum score is 6 unless otherwise stated.
TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition - Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet based test (minimum score is 100 out of 120; Reading and Writing not less than 22; Speaking with a score of not less than 24)
Duolingo English Test The minimum score required is 95 unless stated otherwise.
Leaving Certificate (H7/06 in English).
Exam English If you are unsure of your current level, you can take a free test on sites such as this one.
If you are unsure contact Lir Reception (044) 9342754 to speak to a qualified person who will be able to assist you.
IT/Computer Skills: sufficient working knowlege of computers. Learner must have access to a PC, laptop or mobile device with internet access, Windows 8 or later or a Mac with OSX 10.5 or later, a browser with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari, Adobe Reader to view PDFs. Your device must have a working camera and audio. PC must be capable of playing video and audio files. We provide you with access to Microsoft 365 Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Teams).
Blended Learning: Learners must be self-motivated and be able to take responsibility for their own self-directed learning, outside the 'Live' Tutor online classes as they complete their blended learning course.
Reasonable Accommodation: Learners with a disability, medical condition or learning difficulty: In line with the Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2015 - Lir provides reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of our learners to ensure fairness and equality with others on the course.
Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 6 component certificate in Work Experience (6N1946) from QQI.
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd is registered with QQI, as a Private Training Provider, to offer programmes leading to QQI awards on the National Framework off Qualifications in Ireland (N.F.Q.)
Learner Progression: Learners who successfully complete this module may use the associated credits towards a relevant Major Award.
Assessment: Portfolio of Work 60% and Skills Demonstration 40%
Grading: Pass 50% - 64%, Merit 65% - 79%, Distinction 80% - 100%
Lir Course Schedule
A Blended and Online Course with 'Live' Tutor classes, optional Virtual Office Hours and Tutorials. 2 x Workshops over 5 weeks or 8 x Evening Classes plus self-directed learning with online support.
This Programme comprises of 1 module. The duration of this module is typically 150 hours. This is a combination of 50 hours of Directed Learning and 100 hours of Self-directed learning. The 50 hours of Directed Learning takes place in Classroom Attendance and 'Live' Tutor Online Classes. Self-directed Learning is learner-led, and it includes self-directed study, through Lir eLearning Hub. This will entail preparation and reflection time on your part. There are Virtual Office Hours throughout the week also to give you the opportunity of meeting your Tutor online, if you have any queries.
Upon successful completion of a Major award, learners can progress to an award on the next level on the NFQ. Alternatively, the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) gives learners the opportunity to use their QQI Level 5/6 Major Award to apply through the CAO for a place in the first year of a higher education programme. In some instances, progression is on the basis of specific Level 5 or 6 Major Awards, Learners should check with the higher education institution prior to commencement. Components (Minor Awards), or achievement of less than 120 credits, will not suffice for progression under the HELS.
Course fee: Phone Lir Reception (044) 934 2754 for a quote.. Payment: 1) in full, or 2) flexi-payments, 3) funding, 4) in-company - separate quote You may qualify for funding by contacting your local Intreo/DSP Office.
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