How to provide meaningful experience of the world of work for young people as part of 16 to 19 study programmes: Top tips for senior leaders in schools and colleges
How to provide meaningful experience of the world of work for young people as part of 16 to 19 study programmes: Top tips for senior leaders in schools and colleges

Tami McCrone, Vicky Hopwood, Pauline Wade and Richard White

Practical Guide, April 2015


The provision of work experience for young people is a core part of 16 to 19 study programmes. It is increasingly recognised that young people need to develop their employability skills, along with qualifications, to prepare themselves for the world of work.

This Top Tips guide offers advice to schools and colleges wishing to further develop work experience opportunities. It identifies some ideas that have been tried and tested and recommends techniques to develop relationships between employers and education providers. It is based on case studies carried out as a part of a qualitative project to highlight effective and innovative approaches in terms of the work experience strand of study programmes, commissioned by the Department for Education.

The case-study report which provides details of the six case studies that have been involved in this research can be found here.

Video case studies from our work experience event in April 2015.


Further Information:
Format: PDF, 8pp
Sponsor(s): DfE


How to cite this publication:

National Foundation for Educational Research (2015). Top Tips for Senior Leaders in Schools and Colleges: How to Provide Meaningful Experience of the World of Work for Young People as Part of 16 to19 Study Programmes. Practical Guide. Slough: NFER.


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