Through PD (KS3 and KS4) and CIAG (KS5) lessons, Careers Interviews, National Careers Week events, Careers and World of Work themed assemblies, students in Years 7-13 are given the opportunities to develop skills which will enable them to engage with CIAG, take responsibility for their future choices and to start research and plan for their future.
Through Career Planning, students develop the skills of:
- Self-Awareness by asking where am I now?
- Career Exploration by asking where do I want to be?
- Career Management by asking how do I get there?
Students are made aware of and directed to use a range of websites to develop their knowledge and understanding, links to these suggested websites are below:
Labour Market Information: LMI
When planning future career paths, good practice is to check out LMI. These websites will help:
Job skills and profiles:
An excellent range of job and employment sector profiles
STEAM: Science, technology, art, engineering and maths careers
Explore career videos, quizzes, focus on subjects
National online careers film and video library
Information about local employment trends
Compare information about different career areas, salary and employment trends
Information about career sectors, advice about work and university options and information for parents.
A great starting point for comprehensive, objective information on a vast range of CIAG material; UCAS stands for University Colleges and Admissions Service and its website has a really excellent set of information to help with making important decision and applying to University
The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities which are committed to maintaining the very best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience and unrivalled links with business and the public sector. Their website is very informative, especially their booklet, Informed Choices, which explores factors to consider when making GCSE and especially A level choices
Overview or alternatives to Higher Education
One of many websites available to research taking a Gap Year
UK’s official graduate careers website, useful to look forward at what is happening in the graduate careers world, includes careers advice, information on jobs and work experience, postgraduate study, job sectors, student life
Includes official data for undergraduate courses on each university and colleges’ satisfaction scores in the National Student Survey, jobs and salaries after study and other key information for prospective students
Offers information and advice on applying to higher education
Database of university events for schools and colleges
Calendar of dates
Guidance on applying for finance to support university life