At Itchen we want all of our students to be focused on employability, as well as their academic pursuits. Experiencing the world of work gives them a direction in their studies.

Work Experience 

It is so important for students to have the opportunity to experience a realistic and memorable world of work. One, to help them form a direction for their future, but also to make them more appealing to future employers. 

It is compulsory for all 16-19 year old students to undertake work experience, and we want to make it as rewarding as possible for them, and for the participating employers.

There are many positives to taking on a work experience student: 

  • You will have the energy and optimism of a young person with new ideas and perspective.
  • Work experience students become an extra resource to your business, without being a financial burden.
  • It is excellent branding for your work place, supporting the next generation of the work force. 
  • It is excellent for recruitment. Offering young people a chance to experience a real life working environment will encourage movement into your field or company.

If you are interested in taking on a work experience student  or would like to be involved in our career days in college, please contact Nicola Parnell at nparnell@itchen.ac.uk

Professional Development

We offer a wide range of Diplomas and online courses for businesses or professionals who wish to gain experience, improve their employability and career prospects.

Our courses are designed to help professionals move up or into specific areas of work. Whether they need to learn a new skill, improve a skill they already possess, or are looking to make a complete change to their career, Itchen is here to help. 

Please see the documents below to see the full range of courses that we offer:

Level 2 Certificate Distance Learning Courses Diploma Course Options

If you have any queries or questions about our Professional Development courses, please contact our Work Based Learning team at wbl@itchen.ac.uk

Community Hire

 We have a wide variety of excellent venues for hire on site for birthdays, meetings, parties, or sporting events. If you are interested in this please click here to see details.