Work Related Learning

In Valley College, discreet sessions are delivered to learners to prepare our young adults for the world of work.  The areas covered are:

  • PPE and hazards in the workplace
  • Jobs in the Community and Labour Market Intelligence
  • First Aid and
  • CV's and interview techniques

Valley College have a variety of work experience placements in house and externally.

These placements range from Freshfields in Burnley (Horticulture Work Experience Placement), The Station Hotel (Commercial Cleaning Work Experience Placement) and The Garage Cafe (Catering & Hospitality Work Experience Placement).

All learners gain experience in Work Experience Placements. They use skills learnt in work based training sessions (In House) in real life work experience settings.

Work-based Training

Learners will examine their ideas and opportunities through individual discussions with their tutor and work experience co-ordinator. Learners will be offered a broad range of realistic placements and will also be given the opportunity to practice learned skills.

Prior to placements starting, learners will attend a mock interview and induction, where expectations are highlighted, where appropriate these meetings will be supported by the use of social stories and visual timetables.

During the work based placement learners will be supervised and supported by a member of Valley College staff.

All placements will be fully risk assessed to ensure that the learners’ levels of experience and potential lack of awareness of hazards in the workplace are taken into account at all times. Care will be taken to ensure the learners’ personal safety is maintained at all times.

Employers are asked to complete a feedback form to help the learner evaluate their experience. This can be either written or photographic along with a short statement by the supervisor or support staff.

Employers are asked to provide a short statement about the learners’ overall placement and complete a reference pro forma.

Work Related Learning