16 to 19 study programmes: work experience

Guidance on post-16 work experience for education and training providers.


Work experience readiness checklist

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This applies to the 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017 academic years and is for:

  • school leaders
  • school staff

It applies to all providers of 16 to 19 education, including:

  • local-authority-maintained schools
  • local authorities
  • sixth-form colleges
  • further education colleges

It is also relevant to organisations providing traineeships for those aged 16 to 24.

It brings together existing guidance on the provision of post-16 work experience from the Education Funding Agency (EFA), Ofsted and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Published 7 October 2013
Last updated 5 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'Post-16 work experience as a part of 16 to 19 study programmes and traineeships' to clarify the provider's liability for accidents.
  2. Updated advice covering 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 academic years.
  3. First published.