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Student 2016/17 - Work placement mode

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Student 2016/17

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Work placement mode

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The type of work placement being undertaken.

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All learning delivery work placement records.

Valid entries and labels
1Internal (simulated) work placement
2External work placement

This describes the type of work placement being undertaken. An external work placement is time spent with an external employer, external to the learning environment and at an external site.

A simulated environment in an education provider, such as a college restaurant run by an external organisation, or experience in a college-based crèche that is a commercial enterprise do not count as an external work placement and should be recorded as internal.

Both internal and external work placements should be recorded.

Further information can be found in the provider support manual and the EFA Work experience guidance note at

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Reason required

This data will be analysed alongside data on English and Maths and substantial qualifications to monitor and report to Ministers on the extent to which schools and colleges are complying with 16-19 study programme principles.

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