Project 25 – BTEC Work Skills Approved Centre (Pearson)

Did you know the Changing Education Group is a BTEC Work Skills approved centre?

Our Project 25 Extended Work Placement team utilise the BTEC Work Skills as a relevant framework to support students who are undertaking work placements as part of a vocational learning experience. The Work Skills framework offers the students a credible framework to prepare them for the world of work and help them reflect during the course of their work placement.

WorkSkills are BTEC qualifications that are designed to develop learners’ employability skills. These qualifications can either be delivered as a core programme or can be delivered as an enhancement to other programmes. New, up-to-date Core Workskills qualifications were launched at the start of 2017. These flexible qualifications can be used with learners of all ages as either standalone or as part of a Skilled for Life programme. The Wider Workskills suite offers a range of standalone qualifications and Workskills for Effective Learning and Employment that is specifically designed to be used as part of an apprenticeship programme. (Pearson 2021)

Want to learn more? BTEC Work Skills

What is the Project 25 Work-Based Learning Programme?
The extended work placement programme supports young people to develop the skills needed for careers progression after school. The project 25 programme comprises of 1 or 2 days a week work-related learning experience with a local employer in line with their visions and aspirations. This enables students to learn key work and employability skills (including life and social skills) which will enhance their transition into further education and employment, which stands them apart from other candidates when competing for college, university, apprenticeship, and employment opportunities.

Staff Reflection. Craig Blount (Project 25 Work Placement Manager for the Changing Education Group)
“For an organisation whose mission is to help young people into the workplace, often against the odds, you can imagine how excited we were to start finding opportunities for students with behavioural and learning difficulties.

This inspired my own journey with Changing Education. I was able to see at first hand the extraordinary, positive impact that work placements could have on these students, and the vehicle it provided for their confidence levels.”

Want to read more? SEN/EHCP Work Placements “Lessons learned (thanks to Covid)

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