Industry placements guidance resources

This page contains a set of guidance materials focusing on how to effectively implement industry placements.

Based on the experience and learning from the Industry Placements Pilot Scheme in academic year 17/18 and the Capacity and Delivery Fund  (CDF) in academic year 18/19, The Department for Education have created these resources for post-16 education providers and employers. 

Quick overview documents

For providers - 'How to' guidance

Before placement

For students:

During placement

Tools and Templates

Employment engagement:

Before placement:

During placement:



For employers


Capacity and delivery fund (CDF) year 1 evaluation

The research team have comprised a brief presentation talking through some of the common themes that are emerging, including sourcing placements; achieving high quality placements; internal resourcing and access to and experience of support. You can watch the webinar here.

For any enquiries regarding industry placements, please contact the Education & Skills Funding Agency Service using this online enquiry form, or by searching for Industry Placements.