Practice Placement A EDUC5246

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

Examination of own and others professional development within the practice placement setting.


1 day input

Requirements of Entry

A first degree or equivalent

Access to a suitable work environment

Must have or be willing to undertake a practice qualification - SVQ/HNC/HND


Childhood Practice: Building a Professional Learning Community

Leading Improvements in Childhood Practice

Contemporary Perspectives on Children and Childhoods

Practitioner Enquiry and Decision-Making

Practice Placement B



The assignment will be in two parts.


Students will prepare a reflection on the settings visited as it relates to the Standard for Childhood Practice (SSSC, 2016) and a critical appraisal of the learning opportunities (1000 +/- 10%) 25%


Using the reflections and learning from the practice placement experience, students will present a narrative which identifies the learning opportunities and indicate how they can develop practice and/or leadership skills (3000 +/- 10%). 75% 

Course Aims


This course aims to:

provide a practical opportunity for students, within their own setting, to apply and critically reflect on theory and knowledge developed within the programme

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course participants will:

Describe the placement organisation's purpose, structure, policies and values and the subsequent contribution it provides to the children and families it serves.


Evaluate the learning opportunities for children and staff provided by the their partner's/colleagues setting (and the wider provider context) (such as working toward the Standard for Childhood Practice (QAA, 2016))


Identify key aspects of practice with the placement setting and indicate why they are strengths


From this Practice Placement opportunity consider practice in your setting as and indicate how you can develop your practice and/or leadership skills

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at course and successful completion of assessment tasks.