The Government is considering changes to
the law as it impacts on schools, employers and young people in relation to
The Department for Education's believes
that "Work experience can provide an important opportunity for a
student to show an employer what he or she is capable of. In some cases it will
be an important stepping stone to full- or part-time employment, for example,
as an apprentice. As such, work experience should form part of an overall study
programme. If it is timed for when it is most likely to be of benefit to the
student then it is more likely to lead to a meaningful placement."
It is no longer compulsory for all Key
Stage 4 students to participate in work experience. The introduction of Study
Programmes for 16 -19 year olds from September 2013 will introduce a new
emphasis on Work Experience, where appropriate, to students in Key Stage 5.
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