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NHS Allied Work Experience Programme

The NHS Allied Work Experience Programme is in full swing and available for S3-S6 students to participate.

Pupils can register individual spaces at this link or you can register them as a group online too:

All students will be awarded with a Work Experience Certificate for participating on the day. This is something that they can include in their UCAS and Apprenticeship Applications.

The next Work Experience day is on the 5th December and it will cover the following healthcare careers:

Occupational Therapy
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Speech and language therapy
and Pharmacy!

The virtual work experience day will take place through an online portal and run LIVE from 10-5pm, following 2 patients from their initial accidents through to recovery. Pupils will see the patients interact with a variety of healthcare professionals so they develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary team as well as insights into their own chosen careers.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to interact with the healthcare professionals via a LIVE Chat function and polls throughout the day!

The cost to attend is £10/student per session, which is just an administrative cost to cover the set-up of individual portals, personalised certificates, safeguarding, the tech on the day, such as servers and chat functions. Schools can also register groups online.

All registrations can be made via this link:

If you have any questions about the programme, please complete the following contact form and we will happily get back to you with a swift response:

Please feel free to download the flyer below:

We look forward to welcoming all potential healthcare students onto this national virtual work experience programme!

University of Glasgow Upcoming Events


Students interested in applying to Glasgow University are invited to come attend our UofG Information Sessions. There are sessions dedicated to Arts, Engineering, Geography and Life Sciences as well as sessions covering all degrees. At the sessions the Recruitment Officers will give a short presentation followed by a Q&A where current students will be available to answer any questions applicants may have about studying or life in Glasgow

Students can register here.

In addition, Lecturers are running a series of sessions on a variety of subjects:


Psychology at Glasgow – 18th November 11am

Theology and Religious Studies

Design Arguments – 24 November 1.30pm

Free Will and Responsibility – 1 December 1.30pm

The Problem of Evil & Suffering – 8 December 1.30pm


Practical Applications of Physics Principles – 2 December 1pm

Software Engineering

Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeships – 9 December


Annual Geography Christmas Lecture – Building Hopeful Futures: Climate Change and the Climate Crisis – 13 December 1pm


The University of Glasgow has been running a Quantum Technology School (QTS) since 2018, and has been supported by QComm and QuantIC, two of the four national quantum hubs. QTS is a collaboration between the School of Physics and Astronomy, the School of Computing Science, and the School of Engineering. Quantum technology is an exciting new interdisciplinary field, which aims to use quantum mechanical effects to improve performance over existing techniques, notably in information processing, communications, sensing and imaging. It has seen recent worldwide investment from both governments and industry, and is expected to provide new employment opportunities in the medium to long term.

Quantum Technology School 2021.

Live online sessions will take place in the evenings of December 6-8 2021, and activity packs will be provided to registered schools for pupils to work on in the weeks before this. QTS is aimed at pupils studying Physics or Computing Science at Higher or Advanced Higher at the time of the School.


In addition to these live events the UofG Chemistry department have launched a series of teaching resources where students can watch current PhD students carry out experiments and explain research techniques.

British Medical Association – Have you thought about studying Medicine?

The booklet from the BMA , ‘Have You Thought About Studying Medicine?’ aims to fill the gap and provide school pupils with the information and support they need to do so. They wish to ensure everyone and anyone, but most importantly those from backgrounds that may present additional challenges around getting into medical school, are not put off from studying medicine and instead are equipped with the information they need to chase their dream career.

The BMA believe that the newly published booklet provides the information that school pupils will need in order to apply for medicine and wish to share this with your secondary school pupils. The booklet has been written mainly to target secondary school pupils who are about to start S3-S4 and who are considering careers, selecting subjects and discussing their thoughts about the future, with tips also for those in S5 and S6 on their applications and interviews for medical school.

In the ‘Have You Thought About Studying Medicine?’ booklet there is information provided on the basics of how to apply to study medicine, what your school pupils will need to do and what they need to know if they are thinking of applying. The booklet is written by medical students for school pupils with consideration of what they found useful or would have liked to have known when they were seeking to get into their medical degree courses. There are accounts from current medical students about what applying was like for them and some hints and tips from them that would help school pupils in their pursuit of a career in medicine.  The booklet also signposts pupils to other resources that expand on what we’ve included, so they can find the resources to help them do their own research and preparations.

There is also a helpful section on what support is available for financing a medical degree as well as some debunking of common myths that exist around studying medicine.

The booklet can be accessed  here.

Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP – Career Opportunities

Invitation for students, teachers and parents and carers

At PwC, we’re focused on helping you to achieve your full potential. Whether you already have an application in progress with us, or just want to learn more about PwC, there’s something for everyone in our Virtual Classroom programme.

During November we’ll be focusing on providing you with career insights from our people, including what we do as a firm and the range of fantastic career opportunities that we offer. You’ll also have the chance to hear directly from some of our recent joiners from our Flying Start and School & College Leaver programmes.

We’ll be running sessions every week throughout the month (2 – 25 November) in order to give as many students, teachers, parents and carers the opportunity to hear more from us and engage with us in one of our virtual sessions. There’ll be opportunities to ask questions throughout the sessions so we promise to keep them interactive and engaging. You’ll also hear more about our selection process and the skills we look for so there’ll be lots of great content which will be useful to help you clarify your next steps beyond school or college.

Register for a session that suits you here.

Additionally, our School and College Leaver roles are currently live on the website for students to apply for, if any of your students are interested in a career with PwC.

If you would like to keep up to date with upcoming events we have both for both teachers and advisors, and student opportunities, you can register for our Talent Network.

HSBC – Investing In futures

Investing in Futures

We are passionate and committed to hire and develop a diverse talent.  

At HSBC we aim to be a true reflection of the customers we serve and communities we operate in, which is why encouraging talent from all backgrounds to join our business is so important to us.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

We are still live with various Foundational Apprenticeship opportunities within our Branch Network. To view and apply, visit UK Apprenticeships page.

Work Experience Opportunities

We are due to go live with the 2022 Work Experience programme in early December this year. To learn more about the programme, visit Work Experience page.

“A taste of success” bite-sized virtual events

The Early Careers team at HSBC have created a series of bite-sized virtual events and supporting material, all designed with the aim of developing your soft skills. These are all geared to give confidence on current and future employment prospects, mythbust common recruitment misconceptions and target key employability skills to give you an advantage when looking for a career.

Find Out More

The zoom webinars will all be free to attend and are safeguarding compliant. Please register in advance via the provided links. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

30th November  at 5pm – 6pm –  HSBC and You

What’s important to you?
The culture, diversity, ethics, wellbeing support, your development and progression. We will explore the real HSBC and what this does mean for you and your career. To register click here.

December – Winter Work Skills

Distribution of soft skills material to follow next month

13th January at 5pm – 6pm – How to stand out?

Opportunity to get an understanding of what a CV should look like, hints & tips to help you stand out from the crowd. To register click here.

February – National Apprenticeship Week

Panel Event with Apprentices, Degree Apprentices – An exploration of various career routes that are available for a career at HSBC. More detail to follow

17th March  at 6pm – 7pm – How to stand out?

Opportunity to get an understanding of what a CV should look like, hints & tips to help you stand out from the crowd. To register click here.

13th April at 5pm – 6pm – Commercial Awareness

A session that will help you understand what commercial awareness actually is, both on a small and large scale, alongside helping you to begin building this essential life skill for world of work. To register click here

May – Wellbeing

June – Transition workshops

July– Graduation Apprentice story

August – Resilience Growth Mind-set

Financial Education

Financial Education team at HSBC UK has worked with schools for over 30 years, helping young people to learn about money and give them access to the skills they need for everyday life. For further information and resources please visit:

October 2021 Newsletter

Dear Parents, please find attached our newsletter from August – October 2021.  As you will hopefully see, life in Woodfarm has been busy and it’s important to share some of the fantastic achievements of our staff and pupils.  Please continue to update us on your child’s achievements outside school for inclusion in future editions.  Many thanks to those parents who have commented positively on the increased use of Twitter to share news and information.  Please give us a wee follow on @WoodfarmHigh to keep up to date with the great work being undertaken this term.

October 21

You can also check the new Acheivements tab of our school website to keep up to date with pupil and staff achievements across the school.



Virtual NHS Work Experience Day 5th December 2021

The next Virtual NHS Work Experience Day is taking place on the 5th December.

Students have the opportunity to participate in the largest national virtual work experience programme for Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Radiography, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Speech and language therapy and Pharmacy!

Applications for NHS Virtual Work Experience programme are now open, and they will be open throughout this academic year, with the next session taking place on the 5th of December! These sessions are suitable for S3-S6 year groups.

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through teaching.
This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different. Students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.

Students will also receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Those that complete the entire 6-month programme will be awarded with Highly Commended References too. Students can register individually through the website link below. Places are £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day.

Register here:


Post school transitions ASN Information session to parents on the evening of 28th October

HSCP & ERC are looking to support young people and their families with transitions post school, including for those young people wishing to pursue college options.

 The intention is to deliver an information session to parents on the evening of 28th October (6.30pm-8.30pm)

 If you are interested in joining the Zoom meeting, to sign up and request a place by emailing or by calling 01414 638 2525.

Please click Here to view the meeting agenda