Work placements are an important part of studying at a university of applied sciences. They are opportunities to learn and apply your skills and knowledge in practice.
You will also network and build contacts with different types of workplace organisations.
At its best, a work placement provides employment and thesis cooperation opportunities.
Placement in the Degree Programme in Social Services
In the Degree Programme in Social Services, the total credit load of work placements is 43 ECTS credits.
Work placements are supervised and goal-oriented practical learning, and they are assessed in the same way as other modules. They include both active work and observing tasks.
During the work placement, you will be supported by the supervising teacher and a workplace supervisor. The teacher provides information about the contents, goals and methods of work placements.
The workplace supervisor works with the student on the specific aims of the work placement, supports your professional growth and organises weekly review discussions.
You will also receive feedback from your supervisor and colleagues in your daily tasks.
Work placements are usually unpaid, unless you complete your work placement under an employment contract.
All important forms concerning placement are available on the Forms page.