The main objectives are:
The underlying principle of the project is that students should through this and related programmes be exposed to circumstances, people and organisations, so as to have a relevant cultural and information input to enable them to understand more about ‘what goes on’ in the world and thus able to rationalise more about what the future after University could offer them, and any decisions they make are more likely to be informed ones. Therefore by definition the target group is the 21 to 30 year old age range
“From University to the World of Work” consists of a study period and accommodation is provided in carefully selected host families or student hostel.
In reality the period in the UK focuses primarily through a project approach and in many cases elaborated together with the input of representatives from various organisations, both of a volunteer, charitable and enterprise background. At all times video and IT communication will be available with the trainers and support team.
The standard programme duration is of 2 weeks and comprises:
Content can range from
6 afternoons of shadowing to include
On a more formal package basis the programme also includes
End of course assessment and certification
Programmes are independently and externally accredited by the IAB. The IAB is an international professional and awarding body of qualifications, regulated in England by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (see www.qca.org.uk) and also in Wales and Northern Ireland. Assessment of students' learning and achievements in these programmes is therefore subject to the external quality assurance conducted by the IAB. Following their programmes, successful students will receive an IAB Certificate, confirming their achievements. It will be of particular relevance where students are required or are looking to obtain a “credit” for programme completion. Students and accompanying teachers will be fully informed beforehand on how the assessment will be made and this in itself will add to the integrity and smooth functioning of the programme.