At One we have a number of courses where work experience placements are compulsory in order for you to pass your BTEC course. These courses include:
- Beauty Therapy Level 2 & 3
- Engineering Level 2 & 3
- Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 2 & 3
- Information Technology Extended Diploma Level 3
- Motor Vehicle Level 2 & 3
- Sport Extended Diploma Level 3
For other courses there may be the opportunity to participate in optional work experience.
Work experience placements offer a great opportunity for you to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to move forward within your chosen career. Here at One we have a dedicated member of staff who along with your teacher can guide you through choosing a suitable employer and assist in the process of securing your placement.
We have specialist database which will enable you to search for available positions and/or employers. Once you have found the one you want, our Work Experience Co-ordinator can help you apply and confirm your placement.
Before you can attend your placement with your chosen employer there must be up to date health and safety checks in place. We will ensure this is done before you attend your placement.
The time you spend at your placement will vary depending on your course. Time spent can range from 1 day per week over a period of 12/16 weeks, to 1 or 2 week blocks.
At enrolment you will need to pay any work experience costs in order to secure your place; the amount for each course can be found below and payment can be made on our One Shop. Payment will be required on or before the day that you enrol to secure your place on the course; if you're planning to pay for your work experience costs on the day then please ensure you bring along a method of payment and visit the Finance team.
Work Experience Costs for 2019-2020
Beauty Therapy Level 2 - £30 for your work experience placement
Beauty Therapy Level 3 - £30 for your work experience placement (in Year 13)
Engineering Level 3 Year 12 - £30 for work experience placement in Year 12
Engineering Level 3 Year 13 - £30 for work experience placement in Year 13
The Engineering work experience fee covers the work experience placement, admin charges and health and safety checks.
Health & Social Care Level 2 - £100 for your work experience placement, DBS check, first aid training, manual handling awareness course and polo shirt. If you progress into Level 3 Health and Social Care, a further £30 work experience fee is required.
Health & Social Care Level 3 - £100 includes: Placements, DBS, Polo shirt, First aid & Manual handling awareness course.
Information Technology Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 12 Only) - A minimum of £30 is required for work experience, however, if a work experience placement requires a DBS check then an additional fee of £54 is required.
IMI Motor Vehicle Level 3 - £30 for your work experience placement
IMI Motor Vehicle Level 2 - £30 for your work experience placement
Sport Level 3 - A minimum of £30 is required for work experience, however, if a work experience placement requires a DBS check then an additional fee of £54 is required.
The amount to be paid will vary depending on what is required for your work experience placement, it may cover the cost of some or all of the following items:
- A Disclosure Barring Services Certificate (DBS)
- A polo shirt
- Manual Handling & First Aid Awareness Course
- The placement administration fee of £30
- Out of area provider (where applicable)
Out of Area Work Experience Placements
Our work experience co-ordinator will guide you through securing your placement. However, please note that if you request an out of county work experience placement, this will be subject to an additional charge of £20.
5 Reasons why Work Experience is a Great Thing to do:
Decision - You will get a taste of what a job or workplace is like, so you can find out if you would be interested in that kind of career
Confidence - Working with other people and doing the job well will help you build your self-confidence, which in turn will give perspective employers confidence in you
Your CV - Work experience shows you're enthusiastic and ready to work hard, it looks really good on your CV
Skills - Working with other people will help you develop new skills that will impress prospective employers
Networking – You will meet people whilst at work and make contacts that could provide a reference or help you in the future.