Work Based Learning
Work Based Learning (WBL) at LEEP – The importance of skill acquisition for employment opportunities.
At LEEP we recognise the skills and capabilities that are most portable and in demand in the current world of employment. Because of this, we have created a Work Based Learning (WBL) model within our curriculum, that not only showcases innovative, exciting career choices, but equally as important, contextualises our student’s core GCSE subjects of Maths, English and Science.
The key is to showcase as many different careers as possible to our students, giving them a real taste of what a particular job looks like and what skills and qualifications are required. By doing this, we can create bespoke flight paths for our students that are in line with their skill set and aspirations. This provision will help to prevent students from becoming NEET (not in employment, education or training)
There will be numerous different strands that will be facilitating our Work Based Learning (WBL) such as:
- Meet the professionals
- Career carousels
- Networking events
- World of work days
- Employer led work shops
- Entrepreneurship initiatives
- Higher Education visits
- Motivational speakers
Running parallel with our Work Based Learning (WBL) provision is The Prince’s Trust that will relate each module to a Work Based Learning (WBL) activity. The Prince’s Trust will capture evidence of skill acquisition and growth, providing our students with a an extensive portfolio when applying to higher education settings or employment in the future.
Our mindset is to reflect a more dynamic future of work where linear careers will be far less common and young people will need a portfolio of skills and capabilities, including career management skills to navigate the more complex world of work.