Aegir - A Specialist Academy

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Work-Related Learning

Employability is an important aspect of the curriculum and many of our students aspire to finding employment in the future.  Students are supported in the following ways:


  • The Preparation for Adulthood Programme with work on Communication, Teamwork, wring a CV, digital literacy and Financial Capability. 
  • BTEC Pre-Vocational Studies in Hospitality, Sport and Creative Media.
  • Functional Skills to develop skills for employment and independence.
  • ASDAN Lifeskills Challenges relating to employability skills – construction, mechanics.
  • Internal work placements which are advertised – students apply with a CV, have an interview and complete an induction process.
  • External work placements which are supported by a job coach.  Students begin a six-week placement of one day a week with a possible extension to ten weeks.  This enables them to try different roles and businesses.
  • Links to agencies – DWP workshops on Employer Expectations, seeking work, applying for work, interview practice.
  • NCS workshops to develop skills for work; this includes a social enterprise project.
  • The Head of Sixth Form is a member of the locality SEND Employability Cluster group which includes training opportunities for staff and students and access to a wide range of events and opportunities throughout the county.
  • Employability skills developed through projects in the local community such as Richmond Park and Warren Wood gardens.


Tel: 01427 619360