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The Essential Work Experience Handbook

Updated handbook for students for use and reference during their work placement
as part of their FETAC course.

  • New to this edition:
    • Highlights the major changes in the Irish economy and the changing nature of work post-Celtic Tiger
    • Provides details of all recent changes in employment and health and safety legislation
  • Develops students’ job-finding skills and interview techniques
  • Provides key information on employment rights, employment, legislation and equality issues
  • Highlights the importance of global, technological and demographic trends in relation to job seeking
  • The Learner Record guides the student through -Planning and preparation -Experience in the workplace -Review & evaluation of the work experience

WRITTEN FOR: Work Experience module of all FETAC courses


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Publication Date

April 2010




Paperback, 187 pages

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Gill Education


Chapter 1: The Changing Nature of Work
Chapter 2: Learner Record Pt. 1 – Planning and Preparation for Work Experience
Chapter 3: Learner Record Pt. 2 – Experience in the Workplace
Chapter 4: Learner Record Pt. 4 – Work Experience Review and Evaluation
Chapter 5: Skills Demonstration
Chapter 6: Industry Analysis
Chapter 7: Work Based Learning (APEAL)
Student Workbook
Work Experience Diary


233 x 162 mm


By Arlene Douglas and Séamus O'Neill

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Arlene Douglas, BA, HDipEd, Grad Dip Stats, DipComp, is Assistant Director of Adult Education, Evening School, Limerick College of Further Education. She is also Head of Media within the Media Dept. She has worked in teaching delivering modules in Business and Media for 20 years and has worked for the last 10 years as an External Examiner for FETAC. She is also the author of Business Administration (Gill & Macmillan).

Seamus O’Neill, BSc, HDipEd, MBCS, teaches in the School of IT and Multimedia Design at Crumlin College, Dublin. He has 25 years’ teaching experience in second and third level colleges and is the author of Essential Computer Applications (Gill & Macmillan).

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