Careers Advice and Guidance
Good quality careers education will raise the aspirations of all young people. It will increase motivation by linking activities in school with preparation for life post 16 and post 18.
CEIAG will therefore contribute to raising pupil achievement, help students focus on their longer-term career ambitions and ensure an equality of opportunity for all.
We provide a comprehensive CEIAG programme to students in every year group through ICE sessions, tutor time activities and drop down days. This includes aspects of work related learning, enterprise education, option choices and information surrounding RPA (raising of the participation age). Students in our Sixth Form are very well supported as they make their applications to University, apply for Higher Level Apprenticeships or other non University post 18 pathways.
Most people spend many years of their life in a working environment and it is important to equip our students with the necessary skills for them to career plan and know how and where to access impartial and unbiased information.
The Careers programme is developed in consideration of the CBI’s 7 main employability skills.
These key areas are:
- Business and Customer Awareness;
- Problem Solving;
- Communication & Literacy;
- Application of Numeracy;
- Application of ICT
Pupils are given a huge range of opportunities to ensure they have all of the information they need to make informed choices for the next stage in their education and beyond. A few examples are given below:
- Careers Fair – local education providers and a huge range of career representatives attend the event
- 1 to 1 interviews with a qualified Careers Adviser
- Visiting speakers
- Careers lessons covering a range of topics
- IAG Day
These are a collection of resources that we encourage students and parents: