Step 1: Planning Try a Trade in your school/college

Each stage below has the assets and resources you need to successfully run Try a Trade in your school. This is our recommended plan, however feel free to run the programme in a way that suits your school.
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Learn about the programme

The Try a Trade Teacher Guide

Download the Teacher Guide to understand what the Try a Trade programme is, how it can work in your school/college and what support and resources are available.

Involve your colleagues

‘What is Try a Trade?’ presentation

Use this presentation to explain what the Try a Trade programme is to your colleagues and other stakeholders of the programme, such as senior leadership or Governors, to explain the benefits and aims of the programme.

Plan your delivery model

Delivery framework guidance

Explore different frameworks for how Try a Trade could be delivered in your school or college. This guidance gives ideas depending on our careers provision and resources for how to engage students in Years 10-11 over 2 years.