Adding value to the work placement: working towards a professional qualification in an undergraduate degree programme
Authors: Morgan, Arthur; Turner, David
Source: Education + Training, Volume 42, Number 8, 2000 , pp. 453-461(9)
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Abstract:This article reviews the opportunity provided by the work placement year for human resource management students to gain professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). A case study approach is used to reflect on findings related to the first two cohorts. It concludes that the benefits of the opportunity to gain a separate professional qualification are twofold. First, it ties in closely with what appears is a more strategic career decision-making process on behalf of the student and, second, the CIPD qualification provides a robust framework for the placement period during this important stage of student studies.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2000-08-01