Maximising the Potential of Work Experience

Maximising the Potential of Work Experience

Maximising the Potential of Work Experience

Learn to plan, organise and successfully execute work experience programmes

This is a practical, hands-on, participative course which focuses on maximising the value of a work experience programme for both the teachers who organise it and their students. This course will increase the participants’ knowledge of preparing their students for work experience helping them to consider their strengths to best present themselves by CV and interview to potential host companies. 

This course is of significant benefit to those who plan, organise and execute work experience programmes for their students, and who wish to share ideas on best practice in the field with colleagues from across Europe. You can improve the overall approach to raising awareness of the value of Work Experience programmes in their schools and, as a result, the learner outcomes for their students.

Fast Facts

Price from
€560 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Location
London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

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Dublin - E10161024
London - E10074930

More details

  • Options
  • Breakdown
  • Objectives & Outcomes
  • Sample Timetable

Options

Option 1

Maximising the Potential of Work Experience Programmes tuition only 

Duration One week
Dublin Course Code  TED 13.1
London Course Code  TEG 13.1
Training hours  20 hours
Dublin Start dates  19 April, 23 August, 4 October, 25 October, 15 November 2021
London Start dates  26 July,  1 November 2021
Price  €560

You can choose to add English tuition to your course.

Option 2

Language then Maximising the Potential of Work Experience Programmes

Choose one week of English tuition only (20 hours), followed by one week of Maximising the Potential of Work Experience Programmes (20 hours).

Duration Two weeks
Dublin Course Code  TED 14.2
London Course Code  TEG 14.2
Training hours  40 hours
Dublin Start Dates  12 April, 9 August, 18 October, 8 November 2021
London Start Dates  12 July, 25 October 2021
Price  €920

Breakdown

Topics

Maximising the Potential of Work Experience Programmes

  • Creating a Digital Portfolio to record material covered and facilitate dissemination of skills acquired
  • Company requirements
  • CV Essentials/Preparation
  • Preparing students for interviews
  • Attitudes to work
  • Google products
  • Google classroom
  • Visit to Company; preparation and review of visit

Intensive English

  • Speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar activities.  Class work includes individual, pair and group work, discussions, debates, project work, presentations, written tasks and listening exercises.
  • Each week a project topic is introduced to the class and students present their project work to the class at the end of the week
  • Areas for improvement are addressed through revision sessions and progress tests

Competences

  • Linguistic: Grammatical, lexical and phonological
  • Strategic: Interaction, compensation and repair
  • Pragmatic: Functional language and discourse management

Fluency Development

Asking for and giving information and opinions, expressing a point of view, persuading, agreeing and disagreeing

Objectives & Outcomes

Learning objectives

  • To familiarise participants with key concepts and issues relating to Work Experience programmes
  • To increase participants’ skill and confidence in developing and planning work experience programmes and in integrating the knowledge acquired by their students into their future careers.
  • Increase participants’ awareness of the requirements of host companies
  • To establish contacts between Work Experience organisers  from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals

Course outcomes

  • Increased confidence in helping students to benefit optimally from work experience programmes
  • Increased awareness of and competence in the judicious use of technology in developing and monitoring a work experience project
  • Increased competence in developing strategies to optimise  programme preparation, manage expectations and plan to integrate the skills acquired by students into their future career plans 
  • Increased skills in the areas of preparing students to consider their strengths and  present themselves by CV and interview to potential host companies
  • Increased awareness of what companies ideally look for in a work experience student as well as increased knowledge of the work environment in Ireland
  • Creation of a digital portfolio to record work done and facilitate dissemination of knowledge and skills acquired on the course
  • Enhancement of personal English Language skills
  • Sharing of experience and knowledge with professionals from a range of European countries
  • Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development
  • Greater awareness of Irish history and culture 

Sample Timetable

Timetables will vary depending on the course option. Below is a sample timetable of the two-week Language then Maximising the Potential of Work Experience Programmes

Week 1

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00- 10:50 Placement Test/Evaluation of Speaking Skills.  Induction  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Review & progress test Consolidation of language/ further skills practice 
Coffee Break

 

       
11:10-13:00 Introduction to class project.
Building linguistic competences 
Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences   Public presentation of project Feedback on learner outcomes 
Lunch          
pm Visits Self-guided cultural activities  Self-guided cultural activities  Self-guided cultural activities  Self-guided cultural activities  Self-guided cultural activities 

Weekend

Informal learning; Self-guided research and cultural visits with guidelines from Twin English Centre, Dublin.

Week 2

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:50

Induction, orientation and Information
Creating a digital portfolio

What companies require.
Interview preparation

Google products relevant to Work Experience Programme 

Preparation for Company visit

Company visit

Google classroom 
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00 Creating a programme plan            CV essentials & templates  Attitudes to Work Strategies to help get the most from the work experience programme 

Mini Workshop
Using Google Products

 
Company Visit (continued)  Review of visit, plans to meet ideals outlined during visit  Course review and evaluation. Establishing guidelines for future contact and networking 
Lunch          
pm Visits Orientation tour of Dublin  National Museum  Visit to a local Enter-prise Centre  GAA Museum/Stadium  Self-guided excursion in city centre 

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Fast Facts

Price from
€560 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Locations
London, Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

Contact us >
Download calendar and rates

OID
Dublin - E10161024
London - E10074930

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