The Work Related Learning service works as part of the Education Entitlement team which offers support through inspiring and innovative solutions that support the inclusion of all children into our education system, and its aim is for every child to benefit from the highest quality of education.
The Work Related learning Service organises, co-ordinates and manages a variety of high quality learning provision in the city of Coventry and are committed to supporting and enhancing the attainment of young people aged between 10-19 years, particularly those from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Working in partnership with others to access a broad range of high-quality alternative learning and personalised programmes of learning. Provisions will be personalised and will focus on the additional support which has been identified as a requirement in the development of the young person.
Our aim ensure young people develop their personal and social skills whilst accessing a variety of learning opportunities to help support them into positive pathways post 16.
Our service offers extensive high quality city-wide programmes; ‘Work Related Learning’ and ‘ Alternative Learning Opportunities’. Working with training providers who have been commissioned, through the Local Authorities procurement system.
We will act as the advocate for all children who deserve access to education and access to enhanced curricular activities by; serving our local communities and schools so they are: inclusive, welcoming children from all backgrounds and of all abilities.
The Aim of our team:
The team is committed to ensuring every individual child is able to reach their potential by offering support, inspiring and innovative solutions that support the inclusion of all children into our education system. We aim for all our services to be beacons of excellence:
Looking inwards - rigorous and honest in their self-evaluation;
Looking outwards - learning from best practice elsewhere, learning from mistakes and looking forwards - exploring new possibilities.
Our aim is for every child to benefit from the highest quality of education. We will identify, celebrate and share good practice in our teams. We can achieve more by working together and across each directorate.
Work Related Learning Service
On behalf of schools, to organise, co-ordinate and manage a variety of work related learning provision in Coventry. The Team, are a diverse team of experienced professionals that are committed to supporting schools and academies in enhancing the attainment of young people aged between 13-19 years, particularly those from vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Working in partnership with schools, academies, colleges and independent training providers we provide access for school based learners to a broad range of high quality alternative learning and personalised programmes of learning.
Our work includes:
- Negotiating and arranging suitable provision to meet the needs of learners and to complement the school curriculum
- Supporting students and WRL Providers
- Helping to identify support and remove barriers to learning
- Developing and facilitating partnership working
- Developing and organising professional development opportunities
- Providing information, advice and guidance to schools and providers
- Interpreting local and national information to ensure that curriculum changes are incorporated into our offer
- Monitoring, evaluating and quality assuring programmes
- Supporting learners to ensure positive progression post 16.
How we do this:
We commission, co-ordinate and monitor the Work Related Learning Programmes by:
- Collaborative working with 18 training providers, inclusive of Coventry College.
- Each year a full evaluation of the service is completed with data gained in relation to our core service targets.
- Securing a wide range of accredited and non-accredited vocational programmes of learning using a DPS framework.
- Launching a Directory of Provision every year which is available via the work related learning website
- Working directly with Training Providers and Colleges to ensure a high quality provision
- Regularly monitoring courses and supporting students and tutors
- Supporting providers to ensure that teaching and learning standards meet school expectations
How do schools access this provision:
- Based on a sliding scale schools will buy into our service level agreement.
- The SLA is banded in groups of 10 students so the minimum buy in is for up to 10 students.
- Match students to provision available and complete on line application forms.
Band 1 (1-10)
Special School Costings
Band 1 (1-10)