The Work Related Learning (WRL) Unit incorporates academic and administrative staff at the Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure who are involved in supporting students and organisations with placements and the development of partnerships with schools and organisations. The Unit is located on the top floor of Barkhill House and is easily accessible from the side entrance, opposite the Meeting Place.
Placements are undertaken in a variety of settings. Our Partnership with schools ensures that our teacher training students receive appropriate and varied professional training, enabling them to graduate as confident and competent teachers. Undergraduate students can expect to complete up to five extended placements, in a variety of schools; our Work Related Learning Team works with the Head of Educational Partnerships and Centre Teams to secure these for students.
In addition to our teacher training programmes, our vocational under-graduate programmes (including Tourism, Consumer and Food related degree programmes, Sport Development and PE, Dance and Outdoor and Environmental Education programmes and Education Studies programmes) incorporate work related learning which provides valuable experience and the opportunity to place academic theory into practice within the workplace. The WRL Team works with many local businesses, schools and organisations, academic colleagues across the Faculty and students to identify and secure placements which are appropriate to Programme requirements and future career aspirations.
The team has a large number of contacts throughout the area and feedback shows that work placements provide mutual benefits for our students and the organisations who support them.
Please use the links on the left and right to contact members of the team or access useful information.