Work Related Learning
What is Work Related Learning?
The Careers and Enterprise Company defines ‘Work Related Learning’ as the provision of opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding of work and to develop skills for employability through direct experiences of work.1
Why is it necessary?
With an ever changing labour market it can be largely overwhelming for young people to know what is required of them to reach their career goals. Work related learning ensures that all students have encounters with employers and employees in order to make informed decisions and find out about the various industries and job roles available. In addition, work-related learning ensures all young people have information on the range of pathways beyond Year 11 and Year 13 in order to open up their choices and challenge misconceived stereotypes which esteem to some paths over others. It is important all students are provided with objective up-to-date labour market information in order to build successful career
What does Work Related Learning look like in practice?
How is Work Related Learning implemented at Bishop Thomas Grant School?
- Partnership with the Lambeth Careers Cluster
- 26 week project with Repowering London
- 26 week project with The Army
- Lambeth Council Take Over Challenge
- British Airways work experience
- BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra studio tour visit and 1Xtra Inspire ME Tour Assembly
- Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial competition
- Step into the NHS competition
- 10-month work experience and mentorship in partnership with EY Foundation Smart Futures Programme
- The Brokerage work experience placements
- Assemblies led by employers and employees
- Library Assistant positions for students
- School council roles
- Head Girl and Head Boy positions
- Work placements as part of BTEC course requirements
- Sixth Form enrichment
Monitoring and recording student’s core career management skills
Bishop Thomas Grant School employs the use of online software to track pupils’ career aspirations, achievements and skills which allows staff to monitor their progress during PSHE sessions and registration periods. If you would like more information on how best to support your child’s achievements and progress, please contact Mr McCarthy in the Careers Department on firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 02088359235
Information on how these platforms are used and which year groups are targeted can be found in the 2018-2019 Careers Programme here
Useful links for students and parents
Upcoming Careers Fairs and Events