Employer projects are a cornerstone of the RDUTC curriculum. Our students have the unique opportunity to take the theory they learn and apply it to ‘real’ projects designed and delivered by our employer partners.
This both extends their theoretical understanding and, crucially, enables them to develop their employability and technical skills in a real-work environment
Most projects take place in Years 10 and 12, enabling students to focus on preparation for exams and applications for apprenticeships and university in Years 11 and 13.
These are long-term group projects (typically seven weeks in duration), which students complete within independent study time. They develop generic employability skills including leadership, teamwork, project management, oracy and digital.
These are projects linked to the qualification students are studying. The project work is assessed as part of the qualification and contributes to the students’ grades.
Students complete a project which enables them to accelerate their progress through consolidating and deepening their understanding of a subject area. The project also makes contextualises learning by linking it to the world of work.