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Aims/Description: During the Professional Experience and Development module, students will complete 20 days' work experience (spread across Levels 1-3), which they will organise independently, supported by the departmental fieldwork officer and their personal tutors. The work experience will take place with organisations and projects in the archaeological, heritage or related sectors. Students will attend week-long Careers and Professional Development (CPD) courses during Levels 1-3. The CPD course will provide workshops and networking events designed to support students' professional development. The module will be assessed as pass/fail based on satisfactory attendance and professional conduct during the work placement, and demonstrating progress in basic competencies in their Skills Passport.

Staff Contact: MERRONY COLIN J
Teaching Methods: Students will complete 20 days' work experience (spread across Levels 1-3), which they will organise independently, supported by the departmental fieldwork officer and their personal tutors. During the work, students will acquire broad practical experience with organisations and projects in the archaeological, heritage or related sectors (LO1), an appreciation of the institutional, cultural, political and ethical contexts of archaeological research and heritage management (LO2), develop adaptable, resilient and flexible behaviours when working in partnership with others in an external organisation (LO3), and recognise and reflect on their personal abilities and experience (LO4). Students will attend week-long Careers and Professional Development (CPD) courses during Levels 1-3. During the CPD course, students will participate in level-specific workshops and networking events designed to support their professional development. The CPD course will develop students' appreciation of the institutional, cultural, political and ethical contexts of archaeological research and heritage management, and of the professional practice of archaeology and heritage management in the UK (LO2), and their capabilities to recognise and reflect on personal abilities and experience, and develop aspirations for future careers (LO4).
Assessment: Assessment for the module will be pass or fail. Students will be required to provide a completed Skills Passport (started during the Level 1/2 field course), evidence of professional work experience totalling at least 20 days (authorised attendance and satisfactory professional conduct by line managers or supervisors), and attendance at the week-long Careers and Professional Development (CPD) courses during Level 1-3 (LOs 1-4).

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