Quality Assuring Work Experience and Work Placement

In KCETB, Work Experience is a valuable part of the learning experience, allowing learners to get a taste of the realities of working in their chosen career.  Therefore, most courses leading to a major award include a Work Experience module with a compulsory work placement.

KCETB will establish an Employer engagement/ Work based Learning Working group. The purpose of the group is not only to enhance the quality of service to employers in Kilkenny and Carlow within existing provision, but to develop uniformity for work experience / work placement requirements across KCETB FET programmes. The group will meet three times per year and will review work based learning in all sections of FET (employee development, traineeship, apprenticeship) to ensure it is meeting QA and Industry requirements and feedback its findings and recommendations the Oversight QA Committee for approval. Going forward a member of the Regional Skills Forum will be invited to sit on this group.