DA POP-UP is informed by LMI and has been developed to help schools and colleges meet the Gatsby Benchmarks which are used as a tool by Ofsted inspectors when assessing the careers education information advice and guidance (CEIAG) offer of a given school or college.
Here’s how DA POP-UP can help your school.
2. Learning from career & labour market information
DA-POP was developed using Labour Market Information and so as well as technical skills and knowledge, also provides participants with insight into the range of roles available; information on routes into and subsequent career progression. Our industry trainers are also able to provide answers on the day to day realities and demands of working in the sector.
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
DA POP-UP welcomes students from all backgrounds and with a range of career goals. So that the project team ticks, we look for students with interests in and/or who show technical, research, marketing and project management/leadership skills. There’s something for every type of student and we continue to respond to that throughout the programme.
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
The programme involves all aspects of project management including business planning, budgeting, research, report writing, script-writing, filming and editing. All of these elements can be taken back to the subject classroom and linked to curriculum so that learning is more relatable and enjoyable for students.
5. Encounters with employers and employees
All DA POP-UP trainers are current practitioners from the creative and digital industry, and so bring their own expertise and insight to the students in a series of meaningful encounters over the 5 days. The programme also lends itself to further external employer support where local businesses tied to the school can be invited in to deliver a masterclass sessions/talk on any range of related topics.
6. Experience of workplaces
DA POP-UP creates an agency environment within a school. The agency takes students out of their school mode - in fact they become employees over the 5 day programme rather than students and experience a real working environment.