Develop work experience opportunities in the curriculum

Use these resources to help you integrate work-based learning and work experience into the curriculum

Integrating work experience into the curriculum can be achieved in many ways. It allows students to understand how to apply their academic work to real work problems and learn about career paths.  

Curriculum Toolkit 

The Work Experience section of the Curriculum Toolkit provides tips, things to consider when developing your ideas and links to examples of good practice in the University of Edinburgh.  

Curriculum toolkit 

Careers Service support 

The easiest way of getting targeted support is through your School’s linked Careers Consultant, who you can find through the link below.  They can help you directly and can also facilitate contact with the Internships and Work Experience team. 

Careers Consultants 

The Internships and Work Experience team in the Careers Service are experts on the diversity of ways to offer work experience, brokering relationships with employers and work experience providers, and best practice around facilitating transitions between study and work and back again. 

Email the Internships and Work Experience Team 

ASET Membership 

The University has membership of the professional body ASET. This network of placement and employability professionals provides good practice guides, toolkits, training and conferences and resources:  


University Work-based and Placement Learning Policy 

As part of the quality framework, the University has a policy on Work-based and Placement learning. You will find the policy at the link below on the Academic Services website: 

Quality framework

QAA – UK Quality Code, Advice and Guidance: Work-based Learning  

This guide (published in 2018) provides practical advice on the design of and requirements for integrated work-based learning: 

QAA's work-based learning guide