Work Experience Level 4 Learner's Record

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A Learners Record that accompanies the Presentations, by completing this Learners Record the learner satisfies all requirements of the curriculum. The Learners Record becomes "the collection of work" for the Level 4 minor Award in Work Experience

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Work Experience Level 4 Learner's Record

  1. 1. SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION 1.1 About Work Experience 1 1.2 Learning Objectives 2 SECTION 2: GENERAL WORK RELATED INFORMATION FACTORS INFLUENCING WORK OPPORTUNITIES LOCALLY 2.1 Globalisation Factors 3 2.2 Globalisation - Multinationals 4 2.2a Globalisation - Irish Multinationals 4 2.3 Positive Effects Of Globalisation 4 2.3a Negative Effects Of Globalisation 5 2.4 Globalisation In Your Locality 5 2.5 Skills Bases 5 2.5a Skills List 6 2.6 Economic Shifts - Assignment 6 2.7 Changes In Disposable Income 8 2.8 BRICS Countries 8 2.9 Population Shifts 9 2.10 New Technology Factors 10 2.11 Features Of The Public Sector 11 2.12 Features Of The Private Sector 12 2.13 Features Of The Voluntary Sector 12 PAID & UNPAID WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION 3.1 Impact Of Paid Workforce Participation 13 3.2 How Tax Is Spent 14 3.3 Impact of Unpaid Workforce Participation 15 3.4 Impact of Unpaid Workforce Participation - Assignment 15 RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES 4.1 Health & Safety 17 4.2 Health & Safety Signs 18 4.3 Equality Legislation 19 4.4 Employment Legislation 20
  2. 2. SECTION 3: PLANNING & PREPARATION EXPLORING LIFE EXPERIENCES 5.1 Life Experiences 21 5.2 Careers, Skills & Qualities Checklist 22 5.3 Interest Inventory Results 28 OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORK EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION 6.1 Possible Work Experience Placements 28 6.2 Possible Educational Opportunities 29 FINDING WORK EXPERIENCE 7.1 Sources Of Work Experience 30 7.2 Beginning Your Search 30 7.3 Your C.V. 31 7.4 Cover Letter 33 7.5 Contacting Companies 35 7.6 How To Impress 36 7.7 Goal Setting 36 7.8 SMART Goal Setting 37 SECTION 4: THE WORK PLACEMENT 8.1 Personal Reflection Diary 39 SECTION 5: REVIEW OF WORK PLACEMENT & FUTURE PLANNING REVIEW 9.1 Thank You Letter - Template 51 9.2 Work Experience Placement – Review 52 9.3 Work Experience Placement – Goals Review 53 FUTURE PLANNING 10.1 Future Training / Employment 53 10.2 Future Qualifications 54 10.3 Evaluating Future Qualifications 55 APPENDIX ASSESSMENT
  3. 3. 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 About Work Experience This Work Experience module is worth _____________________ credits. ________________________ hours are required at my work experience. __________hours are recommended for directed & self-directed learning. The Minor Award hopes to provide me with: 1. 2. 3. Slide 4 Section 1
  4. 4. 2 1.2 Learning Objectives The main Learning Objectives of the work experience programme are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Slide 8 Section 1
  5. 5. 3 FACTORS INFLUENCING WORK OPPORTUNITIES LOCALLY 2.1 Globalisation Factors Globalisation is: ________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Reasons for Globalisation: 1. 2. 3. 4. Slide 11 Section 2
  6. 6. 4 2.2 Globalisation - Multinationals 2.2a Globalisation - Irish Multinationals COMPANY PRODUCT / SERVICE LOCATION 2.3 Positive Effects of Globalisation 1)______________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2)_________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 3)_________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ COMPANY PRODUCT / SERVICE LOCATION Slide 15, 19, 25 Section 2
  7. 7. 5 2.3a Negative Effects of Globalisation 1) ______________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ 2) _________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 3) _________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2.4 Globalisation In Your Locality Globalisation has impacted my locality by: _________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2.5 Skills Bases The JobBridge scheme is: _____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 32, 34 Section 2
  8. 8. 6 2.5a Skills List 2.6 Economic Shifts –Assignment The Irish economy has changed from ____________________________to _____________________________ Job Title: Skills Required My chosen local ‘hi-tech’ company is: _______________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________ They produce: __________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Other Information: _______________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Slide 36, 41 Section 2
  9. 9. 7 Our main trading partner was: __________________________________ Our top three export partners are now: 1) ________________________________________ 2) ________________________________________ 3) ________________________________________ My chosen local ‘export’ company is: ______________________________________________________ Address: ______________________________________________ They mainly export to:___________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ They produce: _________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Other Information: ______________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Slide 43 Section 2
  10. 10. 8 2.7 Changes In Disposable Income How does decreased disposable income affect government spending? 2.8 BRICS Countries B_______________________________________________________________ R_______________________________________________________________ I ________________________________________________________________ C_______________________________________________________________ S_______________________________________________________________ Slide 52, 58 Section 2
  11. 11. 9 My nearest ‘BRICS’ company is: ______________________________ ______________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Location: ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ They produce: _______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2.9 Population Shifts 2011 2006 Population No. of Pre Schoolers (0-4) No. of Irish Nationals No. of Other Nationals Largest Other Nationality country No. of Workers No. of Unemployed Slide 58, 69 Section 2
  12. 12. 10 Since 2006 urban Ireland has grown by ___________________________ Since 2006 rural Ireland has grown by ____________________________ Two regeneration schemes in Ireland: 1: _________________________________________________________ 2: _________________________________________________________ Are urban regeneration schemes needed? Why?____________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2.10 New Technology Factors New technologies that have affected my life: 1) ________________________________________________________ 2) ________________________________________________________ 3) ________________________________________________________ 4) ________________________________________________________ 5) ________________________________________________________ Slide 84, 89, 92 Section 2
  13. 13. 11 Effects of new technology on work opportunities in my locality: __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 2.11 Features Of The Public Sector PUBLIC SECTOR AGENCY SERVICE PROVIDED The Government reduced Public Sector numbers by: 1) _________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2) _________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 93, 97, 100 Section 2
  14. 14. 12 2.12 Features Of The Private Sector The main difference between the Public & Private Sector is____________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Effects of unemployment on my locality ___________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 2.13 Features Of The Voluntary Sector The purpose of a voluntary agency is: ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Three local voluntary agencies and who they help 1) _________________________________________ ___________________________________________ 2) _________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 3)_________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ Include evidence of any volunteer work undertaken here. Slide 101, 104 Section 2
  15. 15. 13 PAID & UNPAID WORKFORCE PARTICIPATION 3.1 Impact of Paid Workforce Participation 1) _____________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 2) _____________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 3) _____________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 4) _____________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 5) _____________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Slide 107 Section 2
  16. 16. 14 3.2 How Tax Is Spent List the different ways the Government spends your taxes: DEPARTMENT AMOUNT SPENT ON I think that: _________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Write down three different types of tax. Highlight any that you pay. 1) ________________________________________________________ 2) ________________________________________________________ 3) ________________________________________________________ TAX Slide 113 Section 2
  17. 17. 15 3.3 Impact of Unpaid Workforce Participation No. of Irish volunteers No. of hours volunteered Amount contributed to Irish economy € 3.4 Impact of Unpaid Workforce Participation - Assignment Agency Contact details Phone number Contact person Date & time of visit Class Contact Question 1 ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Answer 1 ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Slide 116, 118 Section 2
  18. 18. 16 Question 2 ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Answer 2 ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Question 3 ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Answer 3 ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Question 4 ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Answer 4 ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Question 5 ___________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Answer 5 ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Insert any additional pages needed here.
  19. 19. 17 RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES 4.1 Health & Safety Three legal responsibilities of the employer: Three legal responsibilities of the employee: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. Slide 125 Section 2
  20. 20. 18 4.2 Health & Safety Signs Type Meaning Type Meaning Type Meaning Type Meaning Type Meaning Slide 129 Section 2
  21. 21. 19 4.3 Equality Legislation The nine grounds covered by the Equality Act 2004: Three employer responsibilities under the Act: 1)_________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 2)_________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 3)_________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Slide 139 Section 2
  22. 22. 20 4.4 Employment Legislation Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 Employer Responsibilities 1. 2. 3. Organisation of Working Time Act 1997 Employee Rights 1. 2. 3. Maternity Protection Amendment Act 2004 Employee Rights 1. 2. 3. Slide 143, 149 Section 2
  23. 23. 21 EXPLORING LIFE EXPERIENCES 5.1 Life Experiences The types of experiences I have had: Circle Voluntary Work Holiday Work Part-Time Work Full-Time Work Work In The Home Hobby Sport My job titles were: 1) _______________________________________________________________ 2) _______________________________________________________________ 3) _______________________________________________________________ 4) _______________________________________________________________ Skills / Knowledge gained: 1) _______________________________________________________________ 2) _______________________________________________________________ Title of Course undertaken: ___________________________________________ Skills / Knowledge gained: 1) _______________________________________________________________ 2) _______________________________________________________________ Slide 2 Section 3
  24. 24. 22 5.2 Careers, Skills & Qualities Checklist  Circle the statements in the boxes that describe you.  Add up the total number of statements circled and write in your answer in the space provided.  Do your best to answer each question carefully and honestly.  Remember the result you get will be as good as the effort you put in.  If you need help, please ask your teacher / tutor. 1. Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Learn about plants 2. Be careful not to waste water or electricity 3. Go hunting and / or fishing 4. Be careful not to damage the area I live in 5. Be outside in all kinds of weather 6. Budget & keep track of the money I spend 7. Using and maintaining machines 8. Self-reliant 9. Nature lover 10. Physically active 11. Planner 12. Problem solver Total Circled= My hobbies are: 1) _____________________________________________________ 2) _____________________________________________________ 3) _____________________________________________________ 4) _____________________________________________________ Skills / Knowledge gained: 1) _____________________________________________________ 2) _____________________________________________________ Slide 4 Section 3
  25. 25. 23 2. Construction & Architecture Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Use plans and instructions 2. Picture in my mind what a finished product looks like 3. Work with my hands 4. Be precise 5. Be interested in different types of buildings 6. Solve technical problems 7. Follow logical step by step instructions 8. Curious 9. Good at following directions 10. Pay attention to detail 11. Good at visualising possibilities 12. Patient and persistent Total Circled= 3. Arts, Sound, Vision & Communications Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Use my imagination to explain things better to someone 2. Perform in front of others 3. Read and write 4. Play a musical instrument 5. Perform creative, artistic activities 6. Use video and recording devices 7. Design posters 8. Creative and imaginative 9. Good vocabulary 10. Likes technology 11. Understanding. Able to relate to others 12. Determined Total Circled= 4. Business Management & Administration Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Routine, organised activities 2. Work with numbers & detailed information 3. Be a leader in a group 4. Meet people 5. Work with computers 6. Create reports and communicate ideas 7. Plan and carry out work unsupervised 8. Organised 9. Practical 10. Patient 11. Tactful 12. Responsible Total Circled=
  26. 26. 24 5. Education & Training Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Communicate with different types of people 2. Help others with school work 3. Go to school 4. Plan activities for others 5. Take on responsibility 6. Learn 7. Help people overcome challenges 1. Friendly 2. Decision maker 3. Helpful 4. Innovative/decision maker 5. Good listener Total Circled= 6. Finance Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Work with numbers 2. Meet deadlines 3. Make predictions based on facts 4. Stick to rules 5. Look at financial information and communicate it to others 6. Handle money with accuracy 7. Take pride in how I look 8. Trustworthy 9. Orderly 10. Confident 11. Logical 12. Methodical Total Circled= 7. Civil Service Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Be involved in politics 2. Argue my point 3. Plan activities and work with others 4. Work with details 5. Work in a setting that has variety 6. Explain and simplify information for others 7. Travel and experience new things 1. Good communicator 2. Competitive 3. Takes orders well 4. Organised 5. Problem Solver Total Circled=
  27. 27. 25 8. Health Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Deal with stressful situations 2. Help sick people and animals 3. Make decisions based on facts 4. Enjoy learning about health 5. Be calm during emergencies 6. Work as part of a team 7. Follow instructions exactly 8. Caring 9. Good at taking direction 10. Careful 11. Patient 12. Good listener Total Circled= 9. Tourism & Catering Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. See and do new things 2. Work with all ages and types of people 3. Organise activities where other people enjoy themselves 4. Have a flexible schedule 5. Help people make up their minds 6. Be polite and courteous 7. Learn about other cultures 8. Good in awkward situations 9. Motivated 10. Works well with others 11. Outgoing 12. Slow to anger Total Circled= 10. Social & Community Services Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Care about people, their needs and their problems 2. Participate in volunteer work 3. Listen to other people’s view points 4. Cheer people up 5. Enjoy people of all ages 6. Think of new ways to do things 7. Make friends with different types of people 8. Good communicator & listener 9. Caring 10. Not concerned with money 11. Good decision maker 12. Non-judgmental Total Circled=
  28. 28. 26 11. Computers (I.T.) Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Work with computers 2. Use logic to solve problems 3. Use machines and understand how they work 4. Read technical manuals / diagrams & solve technical problems 5. Adapt to change 6. Play X-Box, Play Station or Wii & figure out how they work 7. Concentrate for long periods without being distracted 8. Logical thinker 9. Good attention to detail 10. Persistent 11. Good concentration 12. Precise and accurate Total Circled= 12. Law, Public Order & Policing Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Work under pressure or danger 2. Make decisions based on my own observations 3. Interact with other people 4. Be in a position of authority 5. Respect rules and regulations 6. Debate and win arguments 7. Observe and analyse people’s behaviour 8. Adventurous 9. Dependable 10. Community minded 11. DecisiveOptimistic Total Circled= 13. Manufacturing Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Work with my hands and learn that way 2. Put things together 3. Do routine, organised & accurate work 4. See results in what I do 5. Apply maths to work out a solution 6. Use hand and power tools 7. Visualise objects in 3D 1. Practical 2. Observant 3. Physically active 4. Step-by-step thinkerCo-ordinated Total Circled= 14. Marketing & Selling Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Go shopping 2. Be in charge 3. Make displays and promote ideas 4. Convince people to buy products or participate in activities 5. Give presentations / enjoy public speaking 6. Communicate my ideas to others 7. Take advantage of opportunities to make extra money 1. Enthusiastic 2. Competitive 3. Self-motivated 4. Persuasive 5. Creative Total Circled=
  29. 29. 27 15. Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Work out maths formulas 2. Find out answers to questions 3. Work in a laboratory 4. Figure out how things work and figure out new things 5. Explore new technology 6. Find the best way to do something 7. Pay attention to detail 1. Interested in detail 2. Inquisitive 3. Objective 4. Methodical 5. Mechanically inclined Total Circled= 16. Transport & Logistics Attributes & Skills I Like: Qualities Describing Me: 1. Travel 2. See well and have quick reflexes 3. Solve mechanical problems 4. Find quicker ways of doing things 5. See problems before they happen 6. Drive vehicles 7. Move things from one place to another 8. Realistic 9. Mechanical 10. Co-ordinated 11. Observant 12. Good planner Total Circled=
  30. 30. 28 Insert your top three scores from the checklist. Rating Career Group 1. 2. 3. 5.3 Interest Inventory Results My favourite matches are: 1) _____________________________________ 2) _____________________________________ 3) ________________________________________________________ 4) ________________________________________________________ 5) ________________________________________________________ OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORK EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION 6.1 Possible Work Experience Placements Pick three careers you would like to do a work placement in: 1. 2. 3. Slide 5-12 Section 3
  31. 31. 29 6.2 Possible Educational Opportunities 1. Course Title Qualification Course Provider Duration Entry Requirements For Your Level 2. Course Title Qualification Course Provider Duration Entry Requirements For Your Level 3. Course Title Qualification Course Provider Duration Entry Requirements For Your Level Slide 13 Section 3
  32. 32. 30 FINDING WORK EXPERIENCE 7.1 Sources Of Work Experience Five sources to help me find work experience: 1) ________________________________________________________ 2) ________________________________________________________ 3) ________________________________________________________ 4) ________________________________________________________ 5) ________________________________________________________ 7.2 Beginning Your Search 1. 2. 3. Company Name Address Contact Name Phone Email Web Slide 15, 21, 26 Section 3
  33. 33. 31 7.3 Your C.V. ________Your Name_______ Personal Details Address line 1_____ Phone:____Mobile / Landline__ Address line 2_____ Email: _______________________ Address line 3_____ County_ _________ Date of Birth: __________________ Objective List your reasons for writing this C.V. in the first place._________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ Education Dates from - to Name of School___________________________ SUBJECT LEVEL GRADE Slide 28 Section 3
  34. 34. 32 Work Experience Dates from - to Job Title Name & address of company_________________________ Duties included: ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ List the jobs you did using words like ‘organised, completed, co-ordinated, was responsible for’ to show that you are someone with initiative and can be trusted._____________________________________________________________ Hobbies / Interests / Achievements ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Detail what you enjoy doing in your spare time, any skills acquired and how they__ transfer to a work situation._____________________________________________ References 1) Your Principal 2) A boss from a past work experience School Name Company Name Address Address Phone Number Phone Number Include a typed version of your own C.V. here.
  35. 35. 33 7.4 Cover Letter House Number Your Street Town/City County Today’s date Person’s Name Position Company Name Address Dear (person’s name) Ref: Job Title / Vacancy / Reference Number The opening paragraph should state why you are writing, i.e. applying for a position and when you saw it advertised. Your middle paragraph should stimulate interest in you, make your enthusiasm and interest in the job very obvious and create a desire on the part of the reader to interview you. Give details of your background that will show why you should be considered, referring to general qualifications, work experience or interests related to the position. In your closing paragraph refer to some part of your C.V. and say that further details will be supplied if requested. Yours sincerely Your Signature Your name Slide 31 Section 3
  36. 36. 34 7.4 Cover Letter – Continued Using the template overleaf, create your own cover letter. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Include a typed version of your own cover letter here.
  37. 37. 35 7.5 Contacting Companies Phone script for making contact with a company: Me:______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer:________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Me:______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer:________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Me:______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer:________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Me:______________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Employer:________________________________________________ Me:______________________________________________________ Slide 34 Section 3
  38. 38. 36 7.6 How To Impress Four areas to focus on in my work experience: 1) ________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 2) ________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 3) ________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 4) ________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 7.7 Goal Setting List three goals you would like to achieve on your work experience: GOAL 1 GOAL 2 GOAL 3 Slide 39, 48 Section 3
  39. 39. 37 7.8 SMART Goal Setting 1. Specific Measurable Actionable Realistic Timely 2. Specific Measurable Actionable Realistic Timely 3. Specific Measurable Actionable Realistic Timely Slide 55 Section 3
  40. 40. 38 NOTES ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________
  41. 41. 39 PERSONAL REFLECTION DIARY 8.1 Personal Reflection Diary Day 1 Were you on time? Yes? No? Why?______________________________________________________ Who did you meet on arrival? ___________________________________ Were you given a supervisor?___________________________________ How many people are you working with? __________________________ What jobs did you do on the first day? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Were you able to do them? Why?________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What were your thoughts and feelings about the day? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ DATE: ___________________ Slide 16 Section 4
  42. 42. 40 Day 2: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- Is your supervisor happy with your personal presentation? Yes No Why?______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ List the jobs you did: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Were you given enough direction to carry out those tasks: Yes No What did you do if you didn’t understand?__________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How can you fit achieving your goals into your work experience? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 17 Section 4
  43. 43. 41 Day 3: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- How did you feel going in to work? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ List the jobs you did: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Are there any Health & Safety rules? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What responsibilities as an employee do you have under these rules? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What were your thoughts and feelings about the day? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 18 Section 4
  44. 44. 42 Day 4: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- List the jobs you did: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Think about how you are communicating with others – is this working? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How are you getting on with the people you work with? _______________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Name the different roles of staff directly around you: Name Role What could you do differently to improve your work experience? __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 19 Section 4
  45. 45. 43 Day 5: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- List the jobs you did: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Have you made any progress on achieving your goals? Yes No Why?_____________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ For your first week, how was your: 1) Timekeeping:______________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 2) Personal Presentation: ______________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ 3) Ability to complete tasks: ____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What was the worst part of the first five days? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How can you improve this for next week?__________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 20 Section 4
  46. 46. 44 Day 6: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- List the jobs you did: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. How are you getting on with your supervisor? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are your given tasks equal, above or below your skill level? Explain: Equal Above Below ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you do what is asked of you well? Yes No Why?______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How are you getting on with your colleagues? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you feel part of the team? Why? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 22 Section 4
  47. 47. 45 Day 7: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- List the jobs you did: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What personal qualities are needed for your job? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do your skills fit this line of work? Why? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do you think you need further education? _________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Describe a time when you communicated well: ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 23 Section 4
  48. 48. 46 Day 8 - The Interview: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- Interview one person from your workplace and ask them about: The demands of the job: ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is important to them in their work?___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is the most enjoyable part of their job? _______________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What is the worst part of their work?______________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What job specific skills do they have? Skills 1. 2. 3. Slide 24 Section 4
  49. 49. 47 Are the employees in a trade union? Yes No Has there ever been an industrial relations problem? Yes No ## If Yes, why?________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Are there opportunities for in-house training?_______________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Can you get promotion easily? __________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Can you identify possible career opportunities for me in this organisation? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What formal training or further education would you recommend? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________
  50. 50. 48 Day 9: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- List the jobs you did: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Is there anything you haven’t done that you would like to do to achieve your goals? _________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How are you going to implement this on your last day? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What were your thoughts and feelings about the day? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 26 Section 4
  51. 51. 49 Day 10: -- -- / -- -- / -- -- What have you learned about yourself during the ten days? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ List all the skills you demonstrated during your work experience: SKILLS Did you achieve your goals? Yes No Why? ______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What was the worst thing about the ten days? ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ What was the best?___________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 27 Section 4
  52. 52. 50 NOTES ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________
  53. 53. 51 REVIEW 9.1 Thank You Letter – Template Use the template below to create your own thank you letter. Type it up and post it to anyone that helped you in your Work Experience. Include them in your Appendix. Business Address ……………………… ……………………… ……………………… Dear …………… Thank you for giving me the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in the area of ...................................... I learned a lot about ……………….. and what is needed to become a successful …………........ I really enjoyed working with all the staff and would like to thank them for making me feel so welcome. Yours sincerely ………………......……. Slide 4 Section 5
  54. 54. 52 9.2 Work Experience Placement - Review My placement was: Circle Very useful Useful A Little Bit Useful Not Useful Not At All Useful Because____________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Positives: __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Things that could have been done differently:_______________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ I learned ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 6 Section 5
  55. 55. 53 9.3 Work Experience Placement – Goals Review Did you achieve your goals from 7.7 (p36) GOALS ACHIEVED? Tick or Cross How?______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ FUTURE PLANNING 10.1 Future Training / Employment Three courses I could study next: COURSE CODE INSTITUTION LEVEL 1. 2. 3. Slide 8, 18 Section 5
  56. 56. 54 10.2 Future Qualifications Further investigate one course listed in 10.1 (p53): Question Answer 1. Course / Apprenticeship Code Level 2. Which college, centre or company offers this qualification? 3. How many years of study? 4. Minimum requirements? 5. Costs of Course / Apprenticeship € 6. Yearly Living Expenses € 7. Do I qualify for a grant € 8. Subjects I will study Slide 22 Section 5
  57. 57. 55 10.3 Evaluating Future Qualifications Do I enjoy the subject? Yes No Why? ______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do I want to spend that much time studying? Yes No Why? ______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ How will I finance it? Can I get a grant? ___________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Do I want to do this course / apprenticeship? Yes No Why? ______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ Slide 23 Section 5
  58. 58. 56 NOTES ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________
  59. 59. 57 Supervisor’s Report Level 4 Work Experience – Employer’s Report Learner’s Name: _______________________ Centre/School Name: ____________________ Tel No:_______________________________ No. of Days Worked: _____________________ Company Name: _______________________ Supervisor’s Name: ______________________ Guidelines: This report forms an important part of the overall assessment of Level 4 Work Experience for certification. It should be completed by a supervisor/manager who has observed the Learner in the workplace and by the Work Experience Assessor from the Learner’s centre. The Workplace Supervisor/Manager should indicate the Learner’s performance by placing a tick for each of the criteria under one of the headings. Criteria Very Good Good Satis- factory Unsatis- factory Supervisor / Assessor Comments Punctuality Please comment on the Learner’s progression during the various stages of the Work Experience programme. Working under direction Personal presentation Adherence to health, safety and other relevant regulations Demonstrate effective communication skills Signature of Workplace Supervisor: _____________________________ Date: _____________ Signature of Assessor: _______________________________________ Date: _____________ Slide 20 Section 1
  60. 60. 58 Collection Of Work Assessment Sheet This is to state that the evidence presented in the attached portfolio is complete and is the work of the named learner. Assessor’s Signature: ____________________________________ Date: _________ External Authenticator’s Signature:__________________________ Date: _________ Work Experience Learner Marking Sheet Collection of Work 60% Learner’s Name: Learner’s PPSN: Assessment Criteria Maximum Mark Learner Mark Evidence Of Planning & Preparation  Section 5.2, 5.3, 7.7, 7.8: A personal audit including personal strengths, interpersonal & work related skills, statement of learning goals and associated action points. (6 marks)  Section 5.1: Consideration of life experiences – voluntary/part-time work, courses, hobbies, sporting activities. (6 marks)  Section 6.1, 6.2: A summary of potential employment & learning opportunities that match personal strengths, interests & skills. (6 marks)  Section 7.3: A Curriculum Vitae. (6 marks)  Section 7.4: A letter of application. (6 marks) 30 Other Evidence  Section 2.1-2.12: A list of the factors which influence work opportunities locally, to include globalisation, skills bases, economic & population shifts, new technology, features of the public & private sector. (7.5 marks)  Section 3.1-3.4: A description of the impact of paid & unpaid workforce participation. (7.5 marks)  Section 4.1-4.4: An identification of the basic rights & responsibilities of employees & employers in a particular work context, to include health & safety at work, equality & pay related matters. (7.5 marks)  Section 10.1-10.3: An exploration of future education, training & employment in light of work experience. (7.5 marks) 30 TOTAL MARKS 60 Slide 23 Section 1
  61. 61. 59 Skills Demonstration Assessment Sheet Work Experience Learner Marking Sheet Skills Demonstration 40% Learner’s Name: Learner’s PPSN: Assessment Criteria Maximum Mark Learner Mark Work Experience Supervisor’s Report Demonstration of punctuality (4 marks) Working under direction (4 marks) Appropriate personal presentation (4 marks) Adherence to health and safety and other relevant regulations (4 marks) Demonstration of effective communication skills in the work place, (4 marks). To include: Taking and clarifying instructions Appropriate interaction with others 40 Learner’s Account of Work Experience  Section 8.1: A daily diary / record of activities and events during work experience (15 marks)  Section 9.2, 9.3: A reflection on the period of work experience including progress made on learning goals and action points set (5 marks) TOTAL MARKS 40 This is to state that the evidence presented in the attached portfolio is complete and is the work of the named learner. Assessor’s Signature: Date: External Authenticator’s Signature: Date: Slide 25 Section 1
  62. 62. 60 Marking Scheme Pages Section L/O* Marks Available Marks Given GENERAL WORK RELATED INFORMATION 3 – 5 2.1 – 2.4 1 1.5 5 - 6 2.5 1 1 6 – 8 2.6 – 2.8 1 1.5 9 2.9 1 1.5 10 2.10 1 0.5 11 – 12 2.11 – 2.13 1 1.5 13 – 14 3.1 – 3.2 2 4 15 3.3 – 3.4 2 3.5 17 – 19 4.1 – 4.3 3 6 20 4.4 3 1.5 PLANNING & PREPARATION 21 – 22 5.1 4 6 22 – 28 5.2 – 5.3 6 3 28 – 29 6.1 – 6.2 5 6 30 7.1 – 7.2 6 0 31 – 32 7.3 6 6 33 – 34 7.4 6 6 35 7.5 – 7.6 6 0 36 – 37 7.7 - 7.8 6 3 LEARNER ACCOUNT OF WORK PLACEMENT 39 – 49 8.1 7 & 9 15 REVIEW OF PLACEMENT & FUTURE PLANNING 51 9.1 7 0 52 – 53 9.2 – 9.3 8 5 53 – 55 10.1 – 10.3 10 7.5 SUPERVISOR’S REPORT 7 & 9 20 TOTAL Distinction 80-100% Merit 65-79% Pass 50-64% Unsuccessful 0-49%* Learner Outcome

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