16 to 19 study programmes: work experience

Departmental advice for all post-16 education and training providers on post-16 work experience.


Work experience readiness checklist

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This departmental advice applies to the 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 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).