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Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Rationale: 

v Careers education and guidance programmes make a major contribution to preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.  

Introduction and Aims to CEIAG: 

v  The School provides impartial information, advice and guidance on careers education in partnership with One Education and a range of other providers to support students to effectively plan future pathways at key points in their educational journeys.

v Students will be involved in a range of careers based learning activities:

  • Visits to local colleges; universities; employers and sporting partners;
  • Visiting speakers from a wide range of professions;
  • One-to-one guidance interviews;
  • Targeted group work;
  • Mentoring schemes;
  • Work experience;
  • Mock interviews;
  • CV building;
  • Careers lessons;
  • and WOW Assemblies plus much more.
The provision is reviewed annually to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of all our pupils

 

Team Around GEIAG: 

v Head of Careers (Mr Veevers) has leadership of CEIAG and reports directly to the Assistant Principal Student Services (Mr Khalique) who has oversight of the CEIAG provision

v Independent Careers Advisor (Level 6 qualified) provides impartial information, advice and guidance commissioned through One Education

v  Learning Mentors provide support with work experience placements, including health and safety checks and college applications 

The School aims for its students to access the right course at the right level to achieve success     

 Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance: An overview of provision

Year Groups

Activity When
 

 Raising awareness of careers

 

 

 

KS3

Years 7 - 9 

 

 

  • Real Game - Careers awareness and aspirations programme delivered in PHSE lessons
  • Options Assemblies and Parents' Evening
  • 1:1 guidance interviews with SLT, SENCO and Head of Year
  • Careers Speed Dating: focus on skills for success

         

 

 

 

 All Year 

 

Focussed career pathways

 

 

Year 10 

 

  • Targeted workshops: focus on future careers / pathways
  • Work Experience week: focus on employability skills
  • Careers Speed Dating: focus on interview skills

 

 

All Year 

 

 Preparing for life beyond school

 

 

 Year 11

 

     

  • All students have one-to-one guidance interviews with an independent Careers Advisor
  • Action Planning with Head of Careers: includes support with CVs; interview skills and college visits / applications
  • One-to-one guidance interviews with the SLT, Sixth Form Team and SENCO on post-16 options
  • Guest speakers from local colleges (Manchester College); apprenticeship providers (Skills Solutions); employers (SIEMENS) and sporting partners (MCFC)

    

 

 

All Year 

 

 

 

Sixth Form

 

  • Year 13 Individualised support with UCAS Personal Statements.

     

  • Year 12 targeted one-to-one guidance interviews with independent careers advisor 

     

  • Careers conferences, visits to universities (WOW event at Lancaster University) and high quality IAG on the UCAS process .

     

  • Dedicated programme for students considering applying to Oxbridge, including participation in the North West Cambridge HE+ scheme and visits to Oxford Colleges as well as Oxbridge conferences.

     

  • 2 Day Challenge of Management Conference whereby all Year 12 students compete against each other in business related tasks and activities.

     

  • Guest speakers from a variety of careers including dentistry, medicine, law, accountancy and finance and many more. 

    

  • Participation in the Young Enterprise Scheme whereby groups of Sixth Formers set up their own company as part of a national competition. 

     

 

All Year

 

Useful Introductory Websites:

National Careers Service – A comprehensive and good introduction on careers https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk National Apprenticeship Service - A really useful website to find out more information about apprenticeships.www.apprenticeships.org.uk 

General careers information, advice and guidance

www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/index.htm ‐ Access to career profiles /other useful information.www.careersbox.co.uk ‐ Access to a range of video clips on a variety of professions. 

Higher Education

www.ucas.com ‐ Advice on applications and a course search facility, and how to apply online.www.direct.gov.uk/en/educationandlearning ‐ Click on 'University and higher education' for all kinds of information – including courses, student finance and student life. 

Other useful websites

www.notgoingtouni.co.ukA website dedicated to the options available to young people who do not want to go to university, including information on apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, foundation degrees and distance learning courses.