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Work Related Learning

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A description of Work Related Learning

Work-related learning is defined as planned activity that uses work as a context for learning. It encompasses a broad range of activities that allow students to experience working life. It involves learning about working practices, experiencing the work environment, developing skills for working life and learning through activities and challenges set in work-related contexts.

Link to the National Curriculum for WRL

Link to the QCA resources for WRL

Link to the Ofsted report "Work-related learning: the story so far (PDF format)"

Outdoor Education

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Aspects of good practice

Outdoor education gives depth to the curriculum and makes an important contribution to students’ physical, personal and social education.

Link to the Ofsted report "Outdoor education: Aspects of good practice (Word format)"

"New material : new challenges“

And then came ICT . . .

. . . and the new material is electronic data. What does this look like and what are its associated characteristics and working properties? What new processes are available and how might these influence the working environment – or the very nature of design and technology itself?


Health and Safety Training Guide in Design and Technology

Core Level

Essential reading for inspectors, advisers, consultants, teachers, trainers and others involved in Health and Safety courses for design and technology. It provides a clear structure for organising core level Health and Safety training, identifying what needs to be covered and how to ensure Health and Safety accreditation can be securely obtained.