Code of Practice on Placement Learning
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Coverage and scope
1.1 This Code of Practice provides guidance on the design, management and maintenance of periods of placement learning. It functions as a concise point of information on key issues, sets out minimum standards and expectations and notes examples of good practice. Its primary aim is to help Schools provide periods of placement learning and study away from Cardiff University that enrich the student experience and are valued by employers.
1.2 The document replaces the 1999 Code of Practice on Study Away and the supplementary Interim Guidance Note of 2004. Many of the principles of this original Code of Practice remain pertinent; additions and revisions focus on:
- clear articulation of minimum expectations and the responsibilities and expectations of stakeholders;
- new stipulations regarding the contribution of placement years to degree classifications;
- student fee arrangements;
- an increased emphasis on programme design, learning outcomes and assessment;
- alignment with the QAA Quality Code for Higher Education.
The context for the code is the strategic priority to increase opportunities for students to undertake placements as a means to develop their professional skills. It was approved by Academic Standards and Quality Committee in July 2012.
Contact: Dr Nathan Roberts
6. Managing placements