WBL Guidelines

The Project has captured over 100 WBL documents from our partners and these are contained in this section.  You can search the resources by language or by topic.  We recognise that a range of people associated with the WBL process may want to search this library of resources and thus we have created a range of pathways to navigate it.

You can search by your role – teacher, employer, VET provider or may wish to search the library by topic, such as assessment, placement activities and post placement.  Note that the resources are in a mix of languages – English, German and Slovenian.

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Employers understanding of national Curriculum related to WBL
Employers Evaluation
Employers’ requirements regarding potential employees
Identifying areas of interest /profiling
Assessment of Work Based Learning
Roles & responsibilities
Student reflections (e.g. learning logs, diaries, workbooks etc)
Visiting teacher/tutor
National context for WBL
Weekly report on placement
Feedback to Learners
Student presentations
Student Placement Code of Conduct
Employability skills
Tips for engaging employers
Vetting placements
Sharing Data & Resources
Work Placement Diary Template
Externships for Teachers, Tutors and Trainers
Unpacking Soft Skills / Unpacking Work Placement Assessment Criteria for Soft Skills
Future planning
Involving students in special projects
WBL challenges (e.g. dealing with conflict)
Be a Mentor in the Workplace
Further & Higher Education Placement Partnership Agreement
Feedback from Employers/Mentors
Placement Student Survey
Role of the company mentor
Work Experience Activity Reports – for Health Care Skills Programmes
Placement Health and Safety
National Context
Work Experience Activity Reports – for Health Care Skills Programmes
Personal Skill Audit Template for Students
Standard Employer Evaluation
Legal framework
Understanding the labour market
Soft Skills
Goal setting for VET providers
Learner and employer expectations
Considerations for VET Providers
Learner Soft Skills – Reflective Log
Learner Soft Skills - Journal
Work Based Learning (WBL): Roles and Responsibilities
Monitoring placements
Assessment tools
Assessment criteria
Placement Visit Report
Student Placement Code of Conduct
Guidelines for Teachers/Tutors/Trainers involved in the delivery of Work Experience
Hard Skills
Core Statutory Quality Assurance (QA) Guidelines Statutory QA Guidelines – Assessment Section
Assessing the student
Centralising data
Planning a programme for the student
Building employer relationships/networking
Finding placements
Business partnerships
Assessment requirements
Awareness of the awarding bodies
Beurteilungsbogen zur Selbsteinschätzung/ Fremdeinschätzung der praktischen Tätigkeit im Betrieb
Dokumente Praktikum IT-Assistent/in
Work Placement and Experience Standard Operating Procedure
Awareness of business and industry needs, growth areas etc.
Why offer WBL opportunities to students
Assessment of performance and outcomes of practical training
Learning Goals Template
Work Placement Search Template for Students
Job finding strategies
Betriebspraktikum – Leitfaden zum Praktikum
Work Placement Cover Letter Template – Health Service Skills Programme
Assessment criteria
Labour market knowledge
Sample Risk Assessment - Hospitality, Tourism & Events
Bericht über Praktikumsbesuch
Work Experience Diary – Student Diary Guidance
Criteria for identifying suitable placements
Data Protection
Placement Provider Guidelines
Sample Risk Assessment - Animal Related Placements
Guideline on how to support and assess the student´s work placement
Sample Student Application Letters for Work Placement
Report on Placement
Reflection on Work Placement Experience and Future Planning
Health & safety
Range of suitable tasks/activities
Role of the Assessor
Monitoring & evaluating placements
Learner Soft Skills - Evaluation
Experience sharing
Evaluation of WBL
Recommendations for Evaluating Student Presentations
Bewertung des betrieblichen Einsatzes – Reflexionsniveau und Präsentation
Skills Audit – Preparing for the Work Placement
Experience sharing
Learner and employer expecations
Company mentor
Student report from WBL experience
Guidelines for Students on Work Placements Overseas
Wochenbericht über Betriebseinsatz / Assessment of weekly reports
Learner Soft Skills – Action Plan
Work Placement Policy
Visiting employers to inspect placements
Legal requirements & contracts