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The Recruitment Process

Module Leader: Gill Frigerio

This module aims to familiarise the participant with the whole spectrum of issues concerning the recruitment of students as candidates for work experience. The module also aims to extend the participant's understanding of equal opportunities and to equip them to effectively implement good professional practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Understand the principles underlying recruitment and selection.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of employment law as it relates to student work experience.
  • Understand theories of equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Demonstrate ability in critical analysis and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate skills in time management and organisation.
  • Demonstrate skills in the use of information technology.

Outline Syllabus

This module focuses on the recruitment of students as candidates for work experience.

  • Job design and and human resource planning
  • recruitment and selection processes are explored.
  • support needs of learners when applying for work experience
  • Legislative requirements such as employment law and employee rights
  • Models of equality of opportunity and anti-oppressive practice
  • managing diversity

Summary of teaching

This module is delivered primarily by distance learning with an optional attendance day. The indicative hours required to complete the module are 200.

Module timing and duration

This module usually runs all year. An optional attendance day will be held on Tuesday 11 November 2014.

Participants are allowed 5 months to complete.

Summative Assessment

The assignment consists of a 5000 word project (100%). Typically, participants are asked conduct a case study, scoping a work experience placement and designing a recruitment and selection strategy. They are also asked to develop an information resource updating employers about an aspect of relevant legislation, and explain their approach to this.


The information above was last updated in April 2014 and is a guide only.