Meaningful employer involvement is when…
Learners undertake structured work-experience or work placements that develop skills and knowledge relevant to the qualification.
Learners undertake project(s), exercise(s) and/or assessment (formative and/or summative) set with input from industry
Learners take one or more units delivered or co-delivered by an industry practitioner(s). This could take the form of master classes or guest
Industry practitioners operate as 'expert witnesses' that contribute to the assessment of a learner's work or practice, operating within a specified assessment This may be specific project(s), exercises(s) or examination(s), or all assessments for a qualification.
In all cases industry practitioners must be relevant to the industry sector or occupation/occupational group to which the qualification relates.
Whilst valuable, meaningful employer involvement is not…
Employers hosting visits, providing premises, facilities or equipment.
Employers or industry practitioners providing talks or contributing to delivery on employability, general careers advice, CV writing, interview training etc.
Learners attending careers fairs, events or other networking opportunities.
Simulated or provider-based working environments e.g. hairdressing salons, restaurants, small manufacturing units, car servicing facilities.
Employers providing learners with job references.
OCR does not have a list of employers who are conducive to joining with centres for MEI purposes.