Practice Placement B EDUC5247

  • 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 children's voice and rights within another childhood practice setting.


2 full day inputs from 9am to 4pm.

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

Excluded Courses



Childhood Practice: Building a Professional Learning Community

Leading Improvements in Childhood Practice

Practice Placement A

Contemporary Perspectives on Children and Childhoods

Practitioner Enquiry and Decision-Making


Students discuss the key learning points from their placement and reflect upon the context of integrated children's services and provide a critical appraisal of how the placement experience will influence the development of their own setting. Student will take cognisance of the Standard for Childhood Practice (SSSC, 2015) indicating how this experience has supported their progress. (3500 words +/- 10%)

Course Aims

This course aims to:

provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills and values of the overall programme in a practical setting that operates within the principles of integrated children's services


give students the experience of working in a setting that is not their day-to-day workplace

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course participants will:

Analyse the placement organisation's purpose, structure (e.g. professional roles of staff, management), policies and values and the subsequent contribution it provides to the children and families it serves (as these relate to integrated children's services).


Consider the student's previous experience and conceptual knowledge of integrated children's services and how these are implemented in the placement setting.


Identify areas of good practice within the placement in relation to integrated children's services.


Discuss how the learning acquired during the placement will contribute to the development of the student's setting.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Attendance at both input days and successful completion of assessment tasks.