Work Based Learning

The Academy is looking to support life opportunities for students whether that is university or entering the world of work.

The new sixth form will offer a number of learning pathways and will support students’ ambitions to study work skills, in partnership with successful, highly regarded companies which will lead to either employment or an apprenticeship.

The innovative Work Based Learning approach will involve two distinct elements:

  • Two days per week at Haywood Sixth Form Academy studying employability skills, Personal Development and Life Skills as well as maths and English
  • Three days per week developing work skills working with one of our partner businesses

The Work Based Learning option is a ‘pre-traineeship���������������������. This is an education and training programme that is combined with real, beneficial, work experience and is focused on giving students the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At the end of the programme the students will receive a work-based learning qualification called ‘The Employment Certificate’ assured by Pearson.

From September 2015, new Government rules require all young people to remain in education until their 18th birthday. Businesses cannot employ students during term-time, but do have the option of employing them during the summer, or for part-time weekend work. These rules will make taking part in our Work Based Learning programme even more attractive for businesses looking to recruit young people into their ranks.