The institutions in which the work experience can be carried out will either be state owned, partially state owned or private.
In the two former cases, the centers must be accredited by the Departament d'Ensenyament of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
In the third case agreements for bilateral collaboration are made between universities and institutions in Catalonia, outside Catalonia, and abroad.
The main objective of this work experience is for students to develop the necessary skills so that they are able to establish a relationship between theory and practice. In order to achieve this it is necessary for the student to be able to observe and carry out a descriptive and interpretative analysis of contexts, be able to intervene, first with guidance and then independently and also be able to make proposals and / or develop projects tailored to the needs of the real context of work experience.
External work experience is educational in nature and forms part of the compulsory practicum module.
The practicum module includes the following subjects:
- Work Experience in Schools I
- Work Experience in Schools II
- Work Experience in Schools III
External work placements are regulated by legal rules and external regulations. The legal rules are based on signing a preliminary agreement which establishes the agreements and commitments entered into by the institutions, universities and the work experience students. Insurance is covered by the enrolment fees.
The internal regulations set out the guidelines to be followed in each of the external work placements and define the tasks for the tutors in the centres, for universities and for the students on a placement. The teacher's guides for each subject contain details of these regulations.
Those who complete the programme and gain the corresponding degree are qualified to begin professional careers as teachers.
The degree certificate allows graduates to organize activities in both public and private schools.
Graduates may also choose to work in the following areas:
- Publishing houses
- Resource centres
- After-school facilities and recreational clubs
- Educational teams in museums or non-formal educational activities