Option 3: Long-term work experience (the sandwich award)

Students from Creative Arts undergraduate courses may have the option to complete an industrial placement year between Level 5 and Level 6 (i.e. an additional year between the second and final years of full-time study) on a dedicated Sandwich module (6CTA1008). This would provide you with a “Sandwich Award”.

Your placement would need to go through an approval process in order for it to be recognised as part of your course.

Some of the requirements of the placement year include the following:

  • It needs to be at least 36 working weeks
  • The hours must be full time
  • The role should bear a relation to your studies and also have a level of responsibility

Once you have found a placement, please email both your tutor and placements@herts.ac.uk to go through the next steps.

Please note that a Work Experience Agreement Form would not be required for sandwich year placements; instead there will be a Work Agreement Letter to sign towards the end of the approval process. This will detail the responsibilities of the student, university and placement provider

For the purpose of assessment of a long-term, Sandwich Year work experience, Tutors should use the Sandwich Year Assessment Form, available here: CA Sandwich Year Assignment Sheet 2019-20

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