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This one year programme is designed to allow students to gain experience in the workplace, improve their employability skills and enhance their English and Maths qualifications.


What do students do on this course?


Spend two days each week in College:-

  • Completing a Work Skills Level 2 BTEC, which is largely computer based coursework without a final exam. Receive support to complete a strong CV.
  • Attending re-sit lessons in Maths and English GCSE if applicable.
  • Complete the NCS National Citizenship Scheme which gives invaluable skills and confidence. This is a short residential with team activities and a community project.

Attend a work placement two days per week:-

  • During term time only, between November and May.
  • To enable students to fully immerse themselves in the world of work and gain good relevant experience for their CV.
  • We have excellent links with local employers and aim to help students secure a placement in the area the student wishes to pursue as a career.
  • Some employers, if impressed, offer students an apprenticeship after the course.

Examples of placements our students have completed are:-

  • Animal care at a farm
  • Sports coach
  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Administration in a logistics company
  • Optician’s receptionist
  • Plumbing and heating engineer’s assistant
  • Trainee in an architect firm
  • Dog groomer
  • Customer advisor in estate agent
  • Site maintenance
  • Health care worker
  • Retail assistant
  • Teaching assistant
  • Social media marketing and administrative support

What can the course lead to?


The students improve their Maths and English qualifications, increase personal confidence and gain workplace experience. This puts our students in an excellent position to successfully progress to:-

  • An apprenticeship, sometimes with the placement employer.
  • A college course in an area they have identified they wish to pursue their career.
  • Frome College Sixth Form – the World of Work course can assist students in gaining up to 3 further qualifications to gain the entry grades into Sixth Form.

Destinations of some of our students who completed the World of Work Course in 2019

Childcare, Health & Social Care - Frome College Sixth Form
A Levels - Photography & Graphics, EPQ - Frome College Sixth Form
Social Media apprenticeship - Forest Marble Estate Agency
Nursery Assistant apprenticeship - Rainbow Nursery
Events - Orchard Leigh Golf Course
Mechanic apprenticeship - AND Automotive
Warehouse apprenticeship - Cox & Cox
Animal Care - Bath College
Sport Level 2 - Trowbridge College
Preparing to Work in the Caring Sector - Trowbridge College


Who can I contact for more information?


Course information: Mrs Hyde, Head of Faculty for Skilled Occupations. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Placement information: Miss Friend, Employability Coordinator. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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