In response to the new Work Placements Standard, Ellon Academy has introduce their ‘Work-related Learning’ model in collaboration with local business and employers offered as an option choice for all pupils in the senior phase. Leaners are given the opportunity to participate in internship-style work placements one day a week from August to Easter and are able to select from a wide range of sectors including journalism, education, hospitality, performing arts, event management child care. Supplementary lessons in school allow participants to reflect on their learning experience, enhance newly developed skills and at the same time gain a National Progression Award in Enterprise and Employability at level 4 or 5.
Access the summary information sheet to find out more about this innovative approach:
Hear from some of the pupils about their ‘work-related learning’ experiences: