Industry Work Placement
Duration: 2 years with a review at the end of the 1st year.
Students should have passed English & Maths GCSE in order to access work placements. They must also have met the entry requirements for the Level 3 courses that they wish to study.
Students completing Level 3 courses in BTEC Business (double), BTEC Health & Social Care (double) or Health & Beauty with another applied course are eligible to apply to complete an extended industry work placement as part of their studies. Please note: Students who are completing an industry work placement will complete the equivalent of 2 Level 3 qualifications, rather than the usual 3.
Having applied for a placement, the Sixth Form’s Work Placement Coordinator will meet with the student during Year 11 and make arrangements with them to find a placement relevant to their preferred pathway. In the Sixth Form, these students will complete their two courses in the morning and on Fridays so that they can be released in the afternoons on Monday to Thursday to visit their placement and complete the unpaid work, gaining experience of their chosen industry. If the student has links with the industry in question, arrangements can be made to work in those businesses.
The opportunity to complete an industry work placement is preferred by students who are not planning on starting university at the end of Year 13, although it is possible at some institutions to complete a foundation year if entering with 2 Level 3 qualifications.
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A Level Pass Rate
In 2018, Homewood's Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate in over 42 A-level and Level 3 courses.