Learning about work, for work, through work. Work Related Learning is an umbrella term for planned programmes of activities and qualifications that help pupils make an effective transition from school to work.
Employers working in schools
Pupils learning in the workplace
Work-Related qualifications and key skills for pupils
Career planning for pupils
Work Related Learningis now a statutory requirement for all pupils at key stage 4.
We deliver activities in close partnership with the business community, which develop young people’s understanding of the world of work and enhance their employability skills. Education Business Services International (EBSI) helps to develop the partnership between our school and businesses in our Borough.
In Year 12 all BTEC Level 3 pupils take part in a 2-week work experience placement. Level 2 BTEC pupils in Year 12 spend 1 day per week on work experience as part of their course. Other pupils are strongly encouraged to plan their own work experience during school holidays. This is especially important for those who are keen to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science at University.
The aim of work experience is:
To get a taster of what the world of work is about.
To help pupils decide on their future career path.
To make pupils more knowledgeable and confident when they apply for jobs.
To find out what is expected of an employee.
Below is a useful website to help pupils choose their work experience: www.learnaboutwork.net/ealing
Careers Education and Guidance. Shami Bahra, the Connexions Personal Advisor, is in school and available to all pupils to give advice on a wide range of issues specific to their individual needs. The Connexions Advisor is a careers specialist and can offer pupils guidance when planning for their future beyond Featherstone High School.
The Quality in Careers Standard
As part of our commitment to delivering outstanding careers education and work-related learning provision, Featherstone High School is working towards achieving a quality accreditation for careers work. Since March 2017, all the careers quality awards come under a single national quality award – The Quality in Careers Standard. Our licensed awarding body is Investor in Careers and we are due to complete Stage 1 of the accreditation in February 2018 and are aiming to achieve Stage 2 in the summer term.
Yr 11-13 Careers Support Website Launch
Featherstone has launched a new micro site to help develop the soft skills and employability of students through online, video based modules covering topics such as leadership, confidence and resilience. It focuses on apprenticeships and internships available post-16.
Students and parents can access our site via the following link: www.workreadyschools.co.uk/schools/featherstone-high-school