Traineeship Programme

Changing Education offers three traineeship programmes:

– Extended Work Placements
– WorkSkills Qualifications
– SEN Placements

As part of our extended work placements and WorkSkills qualification, we incorporate transition mentoring as part of the programme so students are supported at every step of their journey. Alongside access to apprenticeship opportunities, we can assist in the pastoral support of students.

The traineeship programme incorporates transition mentoring along with access to apprenticeship opportunities. Through traineeships, we aim to ensure that students who struggle in classroom environments still leave school with useful qualifications and excellent prospects for employment or further education.

The Government readily supports programmes in this style and schools who have commissioned us to deliver this programme have been noted by Ofsted as forward thinking and achieved impressive ratings on their Ofsted reports for alternative curriculum provision.

Our transition mentoring provides students with access to apprenticeships and the right progression routes. We continuously support students and parents through the journey from education to employment.

Traineeship Programme

Benefits to schools and colleges

  • Continuous review of best practice to ensure we deliver the best possible experience
  • Access to vocational awards and qualifications coordinated by experienced tutors
  • Up to two days a week with a participating local employer during Key Stage 4 and/or 5
  • Placements sourced in line with students visions and aspirations for future employment
  • Careful liaison between employers and schools to facilitate positive working relationships

“Tytherington has worked with Changing Education for a few years in providing and supporting students with placements. The process from the initial assessment, accessing the right placement and teaching provision has been good. The impact of finding the right placement to meet the student’s needs is paramount, this has been proven with one of the SEND students. The work placement has been amazing in developing the student’s confidence, self-awareness and self-esteem. The staff at the work placement have been hugely supportive in their care of the student.

The attendance monitoring and sharing of information, particularly with SEND students in work placements, is excellent. Regular visits to the school by the Changing Education team – meeting with students, parents and staff – has ensured the provision and teaching approaches have met the needs of the student. The work placement has allowed our students to start to develop other skill sets which will be further enhanced when they transition into a place of work.”

Jacky Timms

Learning Support Manager, Tytherington High School