Work Related Learning including careers information, advice and guidance is by definition “any planned activity that uses the context of work to develop knowledge, skills and understanding useful in work…” (QCA)
WRL at UVHS is a comprehensive programme encompassed within Pastoral and Vocational Subjects. Our aims are to ensure young people receive the appropriate Careers information, advice and guidance so they leave UVHS with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their career aspirations. We also aim to enable students with clear interests in vocational subjects and the aptitude to develop skills relevant to work the opportunity to begin the journey towards their future career through our option system. We are supported in our work by a wide variety of local and national employers.
Work related learning activities have considerable benefits for both students and employers. These activities allow students to understand the relevance of their school subjects to working life and inspire them to succeed at school to gain employability skills and achieve their future goals.
For those for whom the traditional curriculum may not suit their needs, we offer courses which enable them to demonstrate their skills and aptitudes. Through this they learn skills transferrable to the modern work place.
Through actually experiencing the work environment we look towards developing our student’s knowledge of and skills for working life in addition to raising their confidence.
Similarly the successful Young Enterprise Scheme has enabled budding entrepreneurs to practise and develop these skills. It has proved an excellent Team Building activity.
Subject Leader: Social Sciences
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Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900