Industry Placements

Work placements are an integral part of study programmes at Kingston Maurward College, and can be divided into two categories: work placements and industry placements. The number of hours you will have to complete for your work placement will differ depending on on which course you are studying. Work experience is typically up to 150 hours during one academic year; industry placements must be a minimum of 315 hours which must be completed during students’ first academic year.

Industry placements are a key part of Kingston Maurward Level 3 study programmes designed to give students the opportunity to develop practical, technical and professional skills in a role directly relevant to their vocational course.

Industry placements will form part of new T Level courses which will give young people a technical alternative to A levels. T Levels are due to be fully rolled out across 25 subject areas by 2024.

The industry placement should provide a real life learning environment for the student with hands-on industry experience to develop and hone the technical skills and behaviours required for the relevant industry.

Through high-quality, meaningful training industry placements give employers the chance to ensure that young people are developing the skills and experience that industry really needs.

Work placements must be occupationally specific – they must be with an employer whose work is directly linked to the course being studied.

Work experience is supported by the students’ course tutors; industry placements are supported by the Work Placement Co-ordinator.

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