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Career-Related Learning

Career-Related Learning Workshops for Primary Schools

Following the success of the pioneering Our Future project, Learn by Design offer a range of interactive and engaging career-related learning activities evidenced to have a positive impact on children’s motivation and aspirations.

All workshops are centred around four key objectives for learners;
  • Raising aspirations.

  • Developing an understanding of the link between what they learn in school and the wider world of work.

  • Broadening their awareness of the range of jobs available to them in the future.

  • Breaking down stereotypes and challenging bias.

To find out more about the impact of career-related learning through the Our Future project, please watch this short video:

Our educational experts have created a carousel of hands-on workshops for you to mix and match to suit your learner’s needs:
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YES, I Can!

Research shows children as young as five have stereotypical views about the jobs people do based on their gender. This workshop aims to prevent those stereotypes developing and enhance an understanding that boys and girls can do the same job. We will do this by exposing students to activities and role models that can inspire them and broaden their horizons. Framed in a positive and constructive way, the activities encourage children not to rule out career options for themselves because of their gender.

This activity lasts 1 hour and can be repeated to up to 4 classes throughout the day.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understand anyone can do any job they aspire to.

  • Identify historical figures that have created opportunities for us (KS2 only).

  • Identify my interests and passions and link these to future careers.

  • Develop skills for success.

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S.T.E.A.M. Futures - Race to Construct
A rail careers journey using the construction of a track with K’nex to explore challenges and careers along the way.

The activity starts with an introduction to S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Maths) and students take part in a jobs themed mini quiz. In teams, learners then plan and build a railway track along a map of the country, while wearing their team’s coloured high vis jackets. Challenge cards highlight different jobs and responsibilities in and around the rail industry, including design, health and safety, practical building, using different languages, identifying artefacts and more.

This activity lasts up to 2 hours 30 minutes but can be shortened to a 90 minute session to
accommodate more learners throughout the day.
Learning Outcomes
  • Learn about jobs in engineering and railway.

  • Work it teams to construct your own railway, using K’Nex!

  • Develop skills for success.

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Wind Turbines
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S.T.E.A.M. Futures - Power Your World
Pupils work in teams to design and refine their own wind turbine blades whilst developing knowledge of renewable energy resources and careers in the green energy sector.

The activity starts with an introduction to S.T.E.A.M. with a focus on energy. The main task is to work in teams to design, construct and test their own wind turbine, using a visual voltmeter. A key focus is identifying ways to refine and improve their design.

This activity lasts up to 2 hours 30 minutes but can be shortened to a 90 minute session to
accommodate more learners throughout the day.
Learning Outcomes
  • Learn about different types of renewable energy and how we use energy to power our world.

  • Understand the basic science behind wind turbines.

  • Use hands-on skills and teamwork to construct your wind turbine.

  • Test your wind turbine using our visual voltmeter.

  • Find out about the job roles of people working in renewable energy.      

  • Develop skills for success.

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S.T.E.A.M. Futures - Robotics Challenge
Pupils learn about robots and their importance in the modern world whilst working in teams to code robots to complete simple challenges.

The activity starts with an introduction to S.T.E.A.M. with a focus on technology looking at what a robot is, why they are useful, and how we use them. Learners are introduced to logistics and shipping with a focus on careers and robotics. The first practical task is working in teams to program a Vernie robot around a maze as though it were a factory floor utilising problem-solving skills. The second robot task is linked to the Mars Rover and uses a VEX robot to move objects into craters showing there are different ways of using robots, and that they can be designed for many different purposes.

This activity lasts up to 2 hours 30 minutes but can be shortened to a 90 minute session to
accommodate more learners throughout the day.
Learning Outcomes
  • To learn about how robots are used in different jobs.

  • Find out about the job roles of people working in logistics and shipping.

  • Learn to program a robot to complete tasks.

  • To develop skills for success.

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World of Opportunities
A carousel of activities to explore the geography of where jobs can take us.

The activity starts with an introduction to jobs that involve travel or living in a different city, region or country. The main activity is a carousel around four different career stations, where the students ‘travel’ to different parts of the city, region or world to use the equipment, practise their skills for success, and complete various job challenges.

This activity lasts up to 2 hours 30 minutes but can be shortened to a 90 minute session to
accommodate more learners throughout the day.
Learning Outcomes
  • Learn about how jobs can involve travelling to or living in another country.

  • Learn what skills are important in all jobs.

  • To take part in hands-on activities to experience different job roles.

  • To develop skills for success.

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The Enterprise Challenge – KS2 Only
A day exploring and developing the skills and attributes you need to become an entrepreneur.  Pupils are set challenges and work in teams on a project to develop and promote a unique product based on their interests and skills.

The activity starts with an introduction to small, medium and large businesses and what makes them successful. Their first creative task is to work in a team and design a product, considering their target audience and it’s USP plus designing a logo and slogan. The second part of their challenge is thinking about how products are marketed successfully. They will work together to create and perform an advert selling their product, exploring jobs in design, marketing and media along the way.

This activity lasts up to 2 hours 30 minutes but can be shortened to a 90 minute session to
accommodate more learners throughout the day.
Learning Outcomes
  • Learning what an entrepreneur is.

  • Learn about careers in businesses and enterprise.

  • Develop skills for success.

  • Design and advertise your very own product.

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Pricing

Full day of mix and matched activities selected from above.

Delivered by 1 x Education Co-ordinator.

Guide Price: £650 (+VAT)

 

Budget

We know the budget can be scary, so we try to accommodate budget restrictions where possible. Let us know your school specifications so we can adapt to your individual school requirements. The above prices are examples.

 

Get a discount with our drop-down day package deal.

We can accommodate sessions for a whole school or year group and schedule sessions throughout a term.

The button below will take you to our workshop contact form. QUOTE Career Related Learning.

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