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. Bhavesh Halai 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.
Investors in Careers Award
“Featherstone High School challenges all to become lifelong learners”
Captured in our school vision is the importance for students to learn about the world of work in order to prepare for life beyond Featherstone. We are currently working towards becoming an Investors in Careers school. Investors in Careers is a national accreditation that is awarded to schools who deliver outstanding careers education and work related learning provision against a set of national benchmarks.