Work Experience

The purpose of this course is to equip you with the knowledge, skill, and competence to participate in the workplace for a limited time, carrying out work-related tasks independently while under general direction.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to prepare and plan for working in a specific vocational area, to gain in-field work experience with guidance, direction and supervision and to critically review and evaluate your work experience. You are encouraged to design your curriculum vitae, carry out a personal skills audit and set achievable goals for work experience. The course gives you an insight into the responsibilities of both the employer and the employee and it helps you to develop and implement skills to successfully meet challenges presented in the workplace.

  • Duration

    5 Days (9:30am- 4:30pm) or
    10 Evenings (6pm – 9pm)

  • Fees


Once you have completed this course you will be able to:

  1. Examine work organisations and personal career opportunities in a particular vocational area, to include consideration of work-related issues and needs
  2. Analyse key challenges and opportunities facing a particular vocational area
  3. Summarise the basic rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in a particular work, organisational or institutional context, to include health, safety and welfare at work, equality legislation, union representation and regulations relating to pay
  4. Compile a personal and vocational skills audit and career plan for a specific vocational area, to include goals and action points for the period of work experience
  5. Present relevant work experience material, to include a CV or personal statement, letter of application, evidence of job-finding skills, skills checklist, statement of learning goals, contractual arrangements
  6. Participate effectively in work experience, to include observation of good timekeeping, working independently while under general direction, meeting deadlines, personal presentation, communication, adherence to health, safety and other relevant regulations
  7. Demonstrate effective communications skills in the workplace, to include personal, interpersonal and technological communications skills
  8. Reflect on workplace experiences, to include feedback by supervisors or mentors on personal performance and challenges such as conflict, criticism, meeting new people and learning in relation to quality management
  9. Explore options for future education, training and employment in light of work experience

Elevation Training operates an open admissions policy and welcomes applications from all learners who meet the stated minimum entry requirements for the programme, irrespective of social, cultural and/or educational backgrounds. We communicate in a professional and courteous manner to all those who express an interest in undertaking a programme with us.

All learners entering our programmes are expected to be proficient at reading, researching, understanding, drafting and preparing information, across a broad range of topics. Learners applying to our programmes should have a minimum of a level 4 certificate, or leaving certificate, and/or equivalent qualification. Decisions on admission to a programme are transparent and consistent, and we treat all applicants in a fair and equitable manner.

Applicants who do not meet entry criteria based on previous certified learning achievement may be entitled to be considered based on professional experience, informal or non-formal learning (See Access, Transfer & Progression Policy, ETP 3.03).

Learners, for whom English is not their first language, may be required to provide evidence of their level of English competency. Learners will not be admitted if it is deemed that their level of English proficiency would disadvantage them.

Learners who are applying for admission to programmes that include a work experience placement, are required to undergo Garda Vetting under the provisions of the National Vetting Bureau. Entry to these programmes are dependent on the results of this vetting.

If you would like to discuss these entry requirements in more detail, please contact us on 01 8047333 or

If you think you meet these requirements, please complete the application form.

  1. Portfolio 60%
  2. Skills Demonstration 40%

You will be expected to complete two written assessments (weighting 20% and 10%), a competency record (weighting 30%) and a skill demonstration (weighting 40%). The written assessments will be completed during self-directed learning over the duration of the course and the skill demonstration will be practiced and completed in the classroom, towards the end of the course.

15 Credits

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