Maths at Work guides for 16-19 Study Programme Providers

Posted: 24/02/2014

Mathematics in Education and Industry has produced two guides to encourage the strengthening of mathematical skills during 16-19 Study Programme work experience placements.

The first guide, Maths at Work: Integrating work experience and maths provision in 16 to 19 Study Programmes (including Traineeships) is designed for Study Programme and Traineeship providers, including schools, colleges and independent providers. It offers practical suggestions for ways in which providers can encourage both learners and employers to enhance learners' mathematical skills during work experience. It also suggests ways in which maths teaching and learning can be contextualised using examples from the workplace.

The second guide, Maths at Work: A guide for employers offering work experience as part of 16 to 19 Study Programmes (including Traineeships), is designed for schools, colleges and independent providers to use with employers who offer work experience placements.

It explains what Study Programmes and Traineeships are and outlines the maths they may include, as well as offering practical suggestions for ways in which employers can help enhance learners' mathematical skills during work experience placements.

School, colleges and independent training providers are invited to a free webinar to introduce the two guides. This will be held at 11:00 - 11:45 on Wednesday 12 March 2014. If you would like to register for the free webinar, please complete the online form.

Both guides will be published on the MEI Website before the webinar, and participants are encouraged to take a look at them before the webinar session. Details of how to access them will be included when the joining instructions for the webinar are issued.

If you have any questions about the guides or the webinar, please contact Janice Richards.

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