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Greenfield Community School. How we run successful ‘Work Placements’ Mike Worth – IBCC Coordinator Tim Jervis – Business Studies Teacher & University Counselor . IBCC International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate.

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Greenfield community school

Greenfield Community School

How we run successful

‘Work Placements’

Mike Worth – IBCC Coordinator

Tim Jervis – Business Studies Teacher & University Counselor


Ibcc international baccalaureate career related certificate
IBCC International Baccalaureate Career-Related Certificate

  • The IBCC programme is a 2 year career-related programme for students aged16-19

  • Offered by the IB (International Baccalaureate)

  • Aimed at students who are focused on career-related skills and a specific career path



Why work placement
Why work placement?

  • Academic learning on it’s own is not sufficient, it must be supported by applied knowledge

  • Students benefit from being involved in the ‘real world’...


Why work placement1
Why work placement?

  • Gives students valuable experience they could not get at school

  • It helps to establish and confirm chosen pathways

  • Helps to develop confidence


The learning dimension
The Learning Dimension

  • Students begin with a self analysis of skills and attributes

  • Diagnostic testing is carried out to determine possible careers based on identified skills & attributes

  • Students research possible careers based on results



What skills do you think you need to do these jobs?

Architect

Teacher

Chef

Research Scientist


What skills do you think you need to do these jobs?

Travel agent

Fashion designer

Own your own Pizza Restaurant

Nurse


What Qualifications do you think you need to do these jobs?

Architect

Teacher

Chef

Research Scientist


What Qualifications do you think you need to do these jobs?

Travel agent

Fashion designer

Own your own Pizza Restaurant

Nurse









Relating work placements to business class
Relating Work Placements to Business Class

  • Engage and stimulate interest in the subject

  • Long-term memorisation of theory

  • All placements can relate to some areas of a syllabus: entrepreneurship, business communication, organisational structure


Relating placements to business class
Relating Placements to Business Class

Some placements lend themselves to specific topics:

  • A factory: operations management

    quality control, lean production, efficiency

  • A shop:the marketing mix, pricing strategy, target market, market research


Pre or post class placement
Pre or Post Class Placement

Teach content after or before the placement:

Pre class placement: introduce a forthcoming topic. i.e. business communication

Post class placement: teach content then the work placement confirms learnt content. i.e. organisational structure


Benefits for university job applications
Benefits for University/Job Applications

  • Provides ‘work experience’ example

  • Provides content for personal statement

  • Helps in differentiation of applicants

  • Provides ideas for course selection

  • Provides ideas for interview


Progression
Progression

  • Employment

  • Tertiary College

  • University



So you need to develop

‘transferable skills’


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Greenfield Community School

How we run successful

‘Work Placements’

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