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  1. Greenfield Community School How we run successful ‘Work Placements’ Mike Worth – IBCC Coordinator Tim Jervis – Business Studies Teacher & University Counselor

  2. IBCC International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate • The IBCC programme is a 2 year career-related programme for students aged16-19 • Offered by the IB (International Baccalaureate) • Aimed at students who are focused on career-related skills and a specific career path

  3. for young people entering employment

  4. Why work placement? • Academic learning on it’s own is not sufficient, it must be supported by applied knowledge • Students benefit from being involved in the ‘real world’...

  5. Why work placement? • Gives students valuable experience they could not get at school • It helps to establish and confirm chosen pathways • Helps to develop confidence

  6. The Learning Dimension • Students begin with a self analysis of skills and attributes • Diagnostic testing is carried out to determine possible careers based on identified skills & attributes • Students research possible careers based on results

  7. Activity....

  8. What skills do you think you need to do these jobs? Architect Teacher Chef Research Scientist

  9. What skills do you think you need to do these jobs? Travel agent Fashion designer Own your own Pizza Restaurant Nurse

  10. What Qualifications do you think you need to do these jobs? Architect Teacher Chef Research Scientist

  11. What Qualifications do you think you need to do these jobs? Travel agent Fashion designer Own your own Pizza Restaurant Nurse

  12. The benefits of work placement

  13. The benefits of work placement

  14. The benefits of work placement

  15. The benefits of work placement

  16. The benefits of work placement

  17. The benefits of work placement

  18. Learning skills on work placement

  19. Putting skills into action – Community & Service Dubai Marathon 2014

  20. Work Skills: Business & C&S combined ‘mini enterprise’ project.

  21. Relating Work Placements to Business Class • Engage and stimulate interest in the subject • Long-term memorisation of theory • All placements can relate to some areas of a syllabus: entrepreneurship, business communication, organisational structure

  22. Relating Placements to Business Class Some placements lend themselves to specific topics: • A factory: operations management quality control, lean production, efficiency • A shop:the marketing mix, pricing strategy, target market, market research

  23. Pre or Post Class Placement Teach content after or before the placement: Pre class placement: introduce a forthcoming topic. i.e. business communication Post class placement: teach content then the work placement confirms learnt content. i.e. organisational structure

  24. Benefits for University/Job Applications • Provides ‘work experience’ example • Provides content for personal statement • Helps in differentiation of applicants • Provides ideas for course selection • Provides ideas for interview

  25. Progression • Employment • Tertiary College • University

  26. Student Portfolio

  27. So you need to develop ‘transferable skills’

  28. Greenfield Community School How we run successful ‘Work Placements’ ????? Questions ?????