Region: West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Lode Lane, Solihull, West Midlands B92 8NW

Contact: 0121 700 3035

Website: http://www.jaguarlandrover.bmetc.ac.uk/

Description

The Bmet Jaguar Land Rover Education Business Partnership Centre's (EBPC) provide educational visits for schools, colleges and universities.  It is available and indeed used by establishments across the UK and Europe.

Our Jaguar Land Rover EBPC'S are within the Manufacturing plants in the Midlands and the Research and Development facility in Warwickshire. Each centre is a well equipped purpose built education centre. We deliver bespoke, innovative, curriculum based sessions in a real business environment. Our support includes programmes for all ages, abilities and qualifications.

The centres offer half day and full day visits, all visits include a factory tour and can be complemented by various supporting activities in the centre. Students can develop their knowledge and understanding of the world of work and make connections between what they learn in the classroom and real life business and manufacturing practice.

Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?

I hear and I forget, I see and I understand, I do and I remember.

This is what the Partnership Centre's are all about. Students really benefit from seeing the manufacturing process first hand and all that is involved in creating a car from a sheet of metal right through to the finished product at car dispatch. They can use the knowledge they have gained during the tour and put their learning into practice with a range of curriculum based activities.

Teachers and students feedback that a visit is invaluable and has a proven effect on exam results and learning.

What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

What Do We Do.

A typical visit starts with a safety presentation followed by a video detailing the history and product range of Jaguar/Land Rover. The tour of the factory lasts one hour - hour and half then, if selected, students take part in a supporting curriculum activity. There are a number of activities available to support a variety of curriculum areas. We can also arrange for guest speakers from within the company to come in and talk on a particular subject if enough notice is given.

Tour of the Factory – In small groups with an experienced Guide, covers the Press shop, Body-in-White build, Trim & Final stage and car dispatch with an explanation of Right-First-Time, Just-In-Time and Lean Working to show how a modern manufacturing facility operates. Our guides can focus on any aspects relevant to the subject area.

Curriculum Support - comprises teaching modules on a variety of topics covering Business Studies (GCSE, A-level and Diplomas), Marketing, Applied Mathematics (Secondary), Applied Science (GCSE), Design Technology (GCSE & A-Level), Materials (Primary, Secondary and A-levels), ICT (GCSE, A-level and Diplomas), Computer Control (Primary, GCSE), Engineering (Diplomas), Manufacturing and Product Design (Diplomas) Work–Related Learning, Geography and the Environment (Primary, GCSE, A-Level), Operations Management (Degree)
Activities - take the form of teamwork, communication or problem solving exercises, simulated production line challenges, or individually operating a robot arm or traffic lights.
 

Half day bookings:

Choose to see one aspect of production e.g. Press Shop, BIW or Trim and Final and a supporting activity. Or spend the whole visit seeing the full factory tour after an introduction.

Full day bookings:

Full Factory tour with introduction and supporting activities, students need to bring a packed lunch and can have lunch in the centre.

We are keen to deliver to your requirements, so happy to develop bespoke modules on request. If you can't see what you require contact us and see how we can support.
We now offer joint visits with the Gaydon EBPC; you can visit our design and engineering facility in the same day as seeing our manufacturing processes. Enjoy privileged access to restricted vehicle development areas to see the rigorous tests and design procedures that every Land Rover vehicle undergoes.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

To follow shortly.

 

Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

http://twitter.com/JLR_BMETC

http://www.facebook.com/#!/JLR.EBPC

This venue has the following accreditation:

LOtC Quality Badge.

 

What size groups do they cater for?

Half day booking max 27 students + 3 Teachers

Full day Booking max 40 students + 4 teachers

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational visit?

Teachers have an information pack to take away. Part of the information pack can be sent to teachers prior to the visit to use in preparation. All primary visits are supplied with work sheets to use with students back in the classroom.

Other visits are given hard copies of any presentations from the visit to take away.
We are currently revising this offer and resources will be available on website.

Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Cameras and video equipment are only allowed in the Education Business Partnership Centre and at The Driving Experience. Photography equipment is not permitted on any part of the factory tour.

 

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Teachers can come for a pre - visit if required. You are now able to download a copy of our risk assessment on our website.

 

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Education officer at each site, Land Rover 0121 700 3035 and Jaguar 02476205379
or email jaguarlandrover@bmetc.ac.uk

What does it cost?

Schools and colleges

Half day booking is £340 10-12.30 or 13.00-15.30 max 27 students + 3 Teachers

Full day Booking is £580 10-14.30 max 40 students + 4 teachers

There is a separate rate for university bookings, please call to discuss.

Small group booking rates are available at certain times of the year, please call for more info.

Is specific clothing required?

All students must wear school uniform unless the school does not have a uniform.  All visitors who wish to tour the site must have their arms fully covered, and girls need to wear trousers or skirts to knee length, with appropriate footwear – no open toe shoes will be allowed.

Do you have first aid on site?

Occupational health are available on site.

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Students must bring their own pack lunch to be eaten in the centre. There is a small shop at the centres details of what is available and prices are sent in advance to trip organiser.

 

Are there disabled facilities?

The visit is suitable for disabled children. Please notify us when booking so we can ensure the visit is tailored to suit requirements.

What are your opening days and hours?

Open throughout the academic year except Factory shutdowns.

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?

All bookings made through the Land Rover EBPC can receive significantly reduced rates on the Land Rover Driving Experience which is based on site. The Driving Experience gives students and teachers the opportunity to experience first-hand the true capabilities of Land Rover Vehicles on the off road track.


Age of Children / Pupils: 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Environment Centres Factory Visits Green Awareness Historical Heritage Motorsports Outdoor Pursuits Picnic Areas Science & Technology SEN Team Building

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Business Studies Citizenship Design and Technology English Engineering Environmental Studies Geography History ICT Mathematics Media PSHE Science STEM

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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