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Work Based Learning Lead




Farleigh FE College Frome, North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£24,702 - £26,937


Full Time - Term Time Only

Job Advert Role Description

Farleigh Further Education College Frome is an independent specialist college for young people aged 16 to 25 who have an ASD diagnosis. The College supports both day and residential learners and has a number of residential homes linked to the provision. We provide a varied range of learning opportunities including both academic and vocational pathways. Learning is delivered on site at Farleigh FE College and off site, where we work with a range of external partners including local FE partnership colleges.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Work Based Learning Lead to join our Education Team.

Key Duties will include:

  • Develop work based learning and volunteering opportunities to provide real working experience for learners, that meet learners needs and are aspirational.
  • Develop and deliver a work based learning skills and knowledge programme providing accredited outcomes where suitable.
  • Liaise with Employers and Alternative Providers to ensure all required quality assurance and safety checks are in place.
  • Liaise with Careers Advisors in developing clear pathways for students.
  • Organise/ arrange attendance at associated events such as Career Days and Employer Fairs.
  • Make arrangements associated with work based learning and volunteering placements such as arranging suitable clothing/ PPE , transportation and support.


  • Recognised teaching qualification.
  • Experience of working within a SEN environment is desirable and in particular an understanding of ASD.

However, we would also welcome applicants who are keen to develop skills within a specialist provision and will provide support and training.

We aim to provide every young person with a programme of education,  work experience, life skills and training within the community, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Our dedicated team of staff create a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment where our learners have a sense of belonging. Our approach enables young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to progress towards adulthood, the workplace or higher education and sustainable independent living in the community.

Our Tutors work with small groups of young people, which allows for full engagement and ensures that the programme of learning meets the needs of the individual. With a student centred approach, we are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment within which young people can flourish. 

Candidates should have a passion and commitment for providing creative and high quality learning experiences. With a dynamic and inclusive approach you will have high expectations for our learners and a drive to help them achieve the best possible learning outcomes.

As a skilled practitioner you will have an empathic approach and the ability to be flexible and adapt to individual needs.

Our educational team are based at North Parade in Frome. This recently refurbished listed building provides a central hub for our College community. Based in the heart of Frome town centre it provides an excellent location for accessing all that this diverse town and surrounding area has to offer.


Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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