QQI Work Experience

Work Experience

Learn the knowledge, skill and competence to participate in a work environment.

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skill and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction.

Learners attending this programme must meet RPL criteria. Your entry to this course is not guaranteed until The Cpl Institute training team can confirm your RPL eligibility.

If you are unsure of your eligibility contact us on 01 895 5755.

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On course completion learner will be able to:

  1. Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work related issues and needs
  2. Analyse key challenges and opportunities facing a particular vocational area
  3. Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work, organisational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the workplace, to include personal, interpersonal and technological communication skills
  8. 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
  9. Explore options for future education, training and employment in light of work experience

All learning outcomes must be assessed:

  • Portfolio / Collection of Work 60% – A portfolio or collection of work is a collection and/or selection of pieces of work produced by the learner over a period of time that demonstrates achievement of a range of learning outcomes. The collection may be self-generated or may be generated in response to a particular brief or tasks/activities devised by the assessor
  • Skills Demonstration 40% – A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.

Grading:

  • Pass 50% – 64%
  • Merit 65% – 79%
  • Distinction 80% – 100%

Transfer

Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement.