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Do you prefer more practical lessons at school? If so, how about the chance to gain invaluable hands-on experience in a real-life business, where you can work towards respected vocational qualifications that are not only recognised nationally, but also respected by leading businesses and employers. 

On the Work Based Learning Pathways you will continue to study the core National Curriculum subjects, but will also pursue vocational qualifications. You will learn through a mixture of classroom lessons, practical training and work experience.

Teachers and experienced employees or trainers share responsibility for your learning. They work together in a partnership that includes schools, colleges, training providers and employers. As well as delivering education, they provide a support network to help you get the most out of the programme.

We are working with leading businesses in several sectors:

  • Care
  • Construction and the Built Environment
  • Motor Industry
  • Retail 
  • Sport Management
  • Leadership and Coaching
  • Technologies and Textiles

Partnerships monitor your progress against clear outcomes and expectations:

  • specific milestones for your course
  • your attendance
  • your timekeeping
  • your behaviour

This will be fed back to your school, parents and guardians.

For general help and advice about Work Based Learning Pathways, you can contact Careers Wales:

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