Our employer partners periodically host visits to their workplaces by groups of students, who get a chance to meet employees and ask questions. Volunteers and students then get to work on a challenge that gives a flavour of what the organisation does.
Professional Pathways is an innovative programme of study for Ark BTEC students aged 16-18. Teachers are trained to develop a high quality vocational curriculum that is directly relevant to the workplace. The curriculum is made up of a work readiness curriculum which teaches students the essential skills. This programme is supported by leading corporations and charities who deliver masterclasses and mentor students through the application process to universities of apprenticeships.
How they use the Skills Builder Framework
Explicit and consistent use of language from Framework
Connecting with partners around common skills
Audit of existing programme content
Assessment of programme impact
Reflection with learners on programme experience
Training for delivery team
Additional offer to schools (e.g. Hub resources)
Increase specificity and focus within programme (e.g. refer to specific steps, rather than whole skill)
Measuring learner baseline to differentiate programme/intervention
Sharing best practice with other skills-building organisations
Development or co-creation of new content