Industry placements have been introduced by the Department for Education to give 16-19 year old students on technical/vocational courses the chance to put into practice the knowledge and practical skills they have gained from a college course. This is in preparation for the roll out of T-Levels in 2020 and beyond.
Placements provide employers with extra support for their business from a student studying on a relevant course. The placement is a minimum of 50 days but can be longer if this suits the student and employer. The student and employer receive support from an appointed member of college staff before, during and after the placement to ensure everything works well.