Will Martin

Finding enough work placements is hard, colleges warn

With institutions under pressure to secure more work experience, businesses urge them to be proactive

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Since the new T-level qualifications were announced earlier this year, the need for colleges to secure work placements for their students has arguably never been greater.

But a survey by the Association of Colleges, (AoC) in partnership with Tes, reveals that most colleges find it difficult to link their students to the world of work. The survey shows that almost three-quarters of colleges find it “fairly difficult” or “very difficult” to secure work placements for their students, while just 1 per cent say getting work placements is “very easy”.

The proposed T levels would require every ...

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