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Work Related Learning

Work Related Learning aims to develop the practical and personal skills and the knowledge required to be able to make choices and act independently as an adult. It is intrinsic to our curriculum offer and an area very much enjoyed by all of our young people.

At Uplands School the approach and activities used may range from developing a sense of being an adult and an awareness of action and consequence, to developing real practical skills and knowledge required in the working world and community. This may apply to real work, progress to further education or supported living. Our students are taught self-help skills in all areas and are encouraged to take responsibility for as many areas of their life as they can.

All students have the opportunity to follow a practically based Work Related Learning curriculum as a part of their studies. At Key Stage 3 they follow this curriculum as part of their Science lessons. At Key Stage 4 and 5 they study it in modules which are are First Aid, Vehicle Maintenance, Retail, Catering, Construction, Enterprise, Animal Care and Horticulture. 

Below are some of the comments from our current students Jack, Sir and Ben who are taking part in work related learning at Uplands School.

Work experience at ASDA has been good because it has improved my confidence and has given me a better understanding of what is needed. It has also improved my social skills, it makes me feel very proud, looking back at my achievements. Jack


Work experience is amazing. I have learnt new skills like setting up lovely displays and cleaning the windows. I enjoy working with the customers, greeting them when they come into the hair salon. Sir


It is very important to me because it makes me feel happy, and gives me something to focus on that is rewarding as it gives me purpose in life. The best bits are working with customers and following the employer’s instructions learning something new each time I go to ASDA. They fully support me and encourage me to do well. Ben