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Placement-based programmes requiring work experience

Some programmes specifically ask for work experience. We discuss this further in this article.
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Some placement-based programmes will ask for relevant work experience.

Degree programmes linked to specific professional qualifications such as social work, nursing and teaching, often ask for work experience in a related area. This can be work experience gained through volunteering or in paid employment. This work-based learning helps students to prepare for the degree programme, and provides a strong foundation for students to undertake placement based learning in a specific field.

Programmes that value and welcome work-based learning as part of the admissions process also provide more flexible entry routes for students entering Higher Education. This can include mature students who are applying to university after spending time in employment, and students who have studied on T Levels and apprenticeship programmes with work-based learning built in. Students who have undertaken work experience in a related field can also contextualise their learning, and draw on examples from practice as part of their studies.

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