NHS Lothian Department of Laboratory Medicine, in partnership with Fife College, offer a unique range of work-based learning programmes to S5 and S6 pupils within West Lothian. The school forms a bespoke facility based in the laboratory suite within St John's Hospital.
Since its inception in 2013, the School has been at the forefront of delivering various educational programmes through innovative approaches. The school has designed several programmes through which a Senior Phase pupil can progress to a registered Biomedical Scientist.
Programmes offered include:
This training facility has the benefit of being surrounded by diagnostic laboratories and experienced scientists whose expertise is utilised within the delivery of the various programmes. This offers students a tailored blend of specialised skills and qualifications to prepare them for careers within the NHS and Science sectors.
Pupils also benefit from a range of excellent articulation routes, including:
These programmes could offer pupils a highly flexible option for their Senior Phase, with the opportunity to attain the NPA in Science in Year 1 and, if they wish to continue to year 2 , the opportunity to gain the HNC Applied Science.
Applications for the September 2019 intake are currently open and must be returned to email@example.com by Sunday 31st March 2019.
Applications must include a teacher support statement and a student support statement.
Would you like your pupils to visit a real-life industry environment? Scotwaste are offering S1-S6 pupils the opportunity to visit their facility in Bathgate to understand how a waste management site operates and provide insight into the valuable work these plants undertake as part of the circular economy.
Available to book between now and 30th June 2021, Scotwaste can accommodate a maximum group size of 20 individuals.
For more information and to book, log on to Marketplace using your My World of Work login: www.myworldofwork.co.uk/marketplace
If you are interested in having a local employer train your Senior Phase pupils on how best to complete application forms and prepare for interviews, why not book Aldi in to deliver a session in your school.
Available to book between 2nd January 2019 and 30th June 2019 for a maximum group size of 50, don't miss this opportunity for industry experts to engage with your pupils.
Find out more information on Marketplace, using your My World of Work login to book: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/marketplace
Enabling practitioners to use enterprise education as a valuable route for enhanced learning and working.
Scotland's Enterprising Schools is an online resource where teaching practitioners can access support and ideas to help them in embedding enterprise into the curriculum. They also provide professional learning twilight sessions, authority-wide conferences and personal mentoring.
Membership to the online platform is free and once signed up practitioners can download a variety of resources covering ages 3 to 18. These include projects and lesson plans mapped out to Curriculum for Excellence’s Experiences and Outcomes and The Career Education Standard’s ‘I Can’ statements, and a Professional Reflection Tool which allows you to assess your school’s enterprising activity.
They also offer their Enterprising Practitioner Programme, a bespoke online course consisting of three modules supported by substantial professional formative assessment activity and a reflection workbook designed to challenge practitioners and to encourage reflection of their own practice.
One of the aims of Scotland's Enterprising Schools is to encourage practitioners across Scotland to share their knowledge and experiences to inspire and help others. They want practitioners to learn from each other and connect external partners who can help them deliver quality enterprising activity to their students and have set up their Interesting Practice and Partners for Schools pages to be an easily accessible library of fellow practitioners and helpful organisations.
If you wish to get in touch with Scotland’s Enterprising Schools, please send a message via http://enterprisingschools.scot/contact/