The Learning Provider will work with the employer and provide an outline of what the learner must cover during the work placement. This would be verified by the Learning Provider assessor who will carry out placement visits to the learner.
The work placement would take place within the school academic year which can range from September to June depending on the framework. The work based element time on the programme depends on the framework and typically equates to approximately one full day per week over 30 weeks.
In some sectors, it may be necessary for learners to extend their normal school day to accommodate placement attendance, or attend on block placement. This will be agreed between the Learning Provider, employer and the school.
The employer will be fully supported by a named contact nominated by the Learning Provider during the placement should any issues arise.