For Students

Student Responsibility

  • To confirm your placement you must fill in the appropriate paperwork online from the links below. We will then write to the employers to confirm arrangements and make an appointment to carry out the Health And Safety paperwork. You will not be able to start your placement until you have completed in full ALL the paperwork.
  • It may sound silly, but when planning your placement remember to consider arrangements for transport, any costs involved and distance from home. Allow yourself enough time for the train or for bus delays as you never know what may happen. Aim to be about 15 Minutes early. Please also take into consideration, if you have a part time job, how this will impact on your Work Placement.
  • It is important you look after your own wellbeing whilst out on Work Placement. Please start your day with a good breakfast and remember to take a filling lunch with you. Water is essential to keep you hydrated and active, which will contribute to your success.
  • Your employer may require you to wear a uniform. If not you must wear your BCA kit. Remember when you are wearing this you are representing yourself and BCA. Please ensure you dress appropriately for weather conditions whilst also following your employers guidelines.
  • A standard working week is 37.5 hours. You are expected to work the normal working pattern of the industry you intend to enter.
  • Be pro-active. Do not regret asking questions and looking for more work. If you finish your task ask for another one. Do not just stand around. Show initiative
  • Please understand we need to know if you have any SEN, Welfare or disability needs. We want to help you secure an outstanding placement and to make sure you have the best possible experience. However, we also have a duty to inform the employer.
  • Don’t mess about. Whether it’s playing about in your working environment or on Social Networking Sites it is seen as inappropriate and unprofessional. Employers do not like this and may ask for you to be removed.
  • All students over the age of 18 are required to sign a consent form. You will have been provided with this in your enrolment pack but you can also download a copy here.
  • All students must complete an information sheet, you will be provided with this by the Work Placement team, but you can also download a copy here.
  • Download 2015/16’s Work Placement dates for all subjects here.