- completing a programme of training or
- extended work experience at a local college, with a training provider or an employer.
In all cases, you will be given a range of tasks and duties that will help you learn about working in a particular area, industry or sector. To help you progress, your course will be accredited and will help you move to an apprenticeship, further training or into employment.
Normally, work-based learning will be one day per week and lasts for at least one term, eg 10-12 weeks.
We offer two different programmes:
Key Stage 4 “Way to Work”
This programme runs for one day per week from January to May. The courses usually include:
- construction (different trades),
- hair and beauty
- motor vehicle
- multi-media and games
- horticulture and landscaping
Key Stage 5 “Career Smart”
This programme will complement your courses in the 6th Form. It will also give you a chance to spend time with an employer developing employability skills and acquire industry specific experience and knowledge.
An essential part of this programme is a series of workshops that will help you prepare for the placement which will be City and Guilds accredited (Level 2 Employability and Personal Development Award).
The placement will be for one day per week (or its equivalent) from November to April; followed by a 2-3 week block placement in late June to August.