Work experience: guidance
Work experience isn’t statutory at Key Stage 4, but is expected at Key Stage 5. Brush up on your expectations, including during the coronavirus period and for pupils with SEND, and take a look at what some schools do.
COVID-19: impact on your requirements
You should plan work experience placements where it's safe to do so, and prioritise students that:
- Have work experience as the core aim of their study programme
- Would benefit most from developing their employability skills in a physical workplace
You can also use other forms of employer contact, on-site work experience and work-related activities which don't require the same commitment from employers as having a student on a placement.
If you're unable to organise and deliver work placements, because of coronavirus:
This is explained in the DfE's guidance on