Work Placement

Work Placement is “A working relationship between you, the College and the employer to provide unpaid work experience at a workplace”.

The course awarding body requires you to complete a certain amount of hours over a set amount of weeks external to BCA. A standard working week is 37.5 hours and you are entitled to 1-hour lunch break and two 15 minute breaks each day.  However, you are expected to work the normal working pattern of the specific industry.  These work placements must be completed during term time only, Monday to Friday. This work placement is a compulsory requirement of the awarding body.


  • Make a meaningful decision about your future and progression
  • Guidance and experience from people already performing the job to enable you to make an informed decision
  • You get the chance to develop your employability skills, giving you an advantage in a competitive job market
  • Opportunity for a part time job, or full time job or apprenticeship once you have completed your course
  • Improves personal development
  • Some employers may require a CV or an application filling in to secure a placement with them. Please come and see us if you require any help or advice with this


Tricia Whitehouse

Work Placement Manager
Phone: 01628 827323
Mobile: 07789 265726
Wendy Sturges-Cook

Work Placement Officer
Phone: 01628 827458
Mobile: 07789 267596
Jason Gosney

Work Placement Officer
Phone: 01628 827506
Mobile: 07789 905894
Natalie Portsmouth

Work Placement Administrator
Phone: 01628 827440

Whilst we will do our best to reply to you with 24 hours, we may be out visiting students and employers.


Download: 2017/18 Work Placement Dates