Work Experience encompasses:
Work Placement - Where a student attends employer premises and completes specific work-related tasks, hours are allocated according to programme of study requirements. In some instances, a work-based assessor may also complete subject-specific formative and summative assessments. The student is required to complete a log of their learning and complete all relevant, associated paperwork.
Industry Placement - where the student attends employer premises and completes meaningful business-related activities. The student must complete a minimum of 315 hours with no more than 2 employers. The student is required to complete a log of their learning and complete all relevant paperwork associated.
Employability Skills/Studies - Refers to learning that takes place, usually on site and face-to-face, designed to develop students’ employability-related knowledge, skills and attitudes. It can be teacher-led or facilitated, student-centred learning.
Work Experience / Trips and Visits Consent
We will ensure that we gather consent from parents, guardians and carers for 16 and 17 year olds for internal and external work experience activities and trips and visits. Students 18 and over are able to sign for their own consent. We will also gather any medical information that will be shared with the employer for work experience activities. Students will not be allowed on trips and visits unless this is received prior to the visit.
It is important that we are aware of any medical conditions that you may have so that we can make sure you are supported properly during your time at college or on trips and visits. These could be medical conditions such as asthma, hear conditions, epilepsy, hay fever, diabetes or anything else that may require medical treatment.
We also need to know if you are allergic to anything or if you are taking any medication that may prohibit certain activities.
From time to time, we take photos and videos of our students and the great work taking place in and around college with regards to teaching, learning and assessment. We do this as it’s a great way to help us showcase the work we do as an education provider and to support what our students are achieving.
We often use photo and video for internal use (such as in and around the classroom) but we sometimes share externally also.
This means that we sometimes take photos and videos of our students and their work or activities they are involved in to share on social media where appropriate, such as Facebook and Twitter and also the college VLE (virtual learning environment). We believe there are great benefits in using photo and video to support our College community in this way however we will always ensure we are complying with Data Protection law (DPA 2018 and GDPR) with regards to how we are handling, storing and retaining this information where it is relevant.
For your information, the principles of the GDPR do not apply to photos and videos that are taken for personal use (such as taking photos of you and your friends at an event for the purpose of ‘personal use’). Whenever we are planning to take photos or video, we will inform you of our intention and should you wish to avoid having your photo taken, just inform us.
For more information on GDPR, visit: eugdpr.org
For more information on DPA 2018, visit: www.gov.uk/government/collections/data-protection-act-2018