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Careers/Further Education

What is Careers Information, Advice and Guidance?

We have a statutory requirement to provide students with careers information, advice and guidance. Students need to be given information on a range of choices to help them make well-informed, realistic decisions about their future options in education, training and employment. This information should be independent, impartial and in the best interests of the student.

Good careers education will support students choosing GCSE options, improve motivation, raise aspirations and encourage engagement in education. As a result of the increased choice in education options and pathways available, students may be required to make significant decisions surrounding their education from a much younger age.

What can you expect?

Year 7
• A careers fair is organised at the school for Years 7-10.  This is mainly supported by local businesses and also 4YP (impartial careers advice agency). Preparation for the fair is done during form time to give students an idea of what questions they need to be asking and focusing on what is important to them.
• Visits available for Year 7 such as the National Apprenticeship Show.

Year 8
• A careers fair is organised at the school for Years 7-10.  This is mainly supported by local businesses and also 4YP (impartial careers advice agency). Preparation for the fair is done during form time to give students an idea of what questions they need to be asking and focusing on what is important to them.
• Visits available for Year 8 such as the National Apprenticeship Show.

Year 9
• A careers fair is organised at the school for Years 7-10. This is mainly supported by local businesses and also 4YP (impartial careers advice agency). Preparation for the fair is done during form time to give students an idea of what questions they need to be asking and focusing on what is important to them.
• An introduction to careers education: thinking about where you are now, where you want to be and how you are going to get there.
• Visits available for Year 9 such as the National Apprenticeship Show and Wadham College.

Year 10
• The main careers work done in year 10 is centred on Work Experience and how it can inform and support future choices.
• A range of visits are organised to inform students of the various options available to them post GCSE.
• A careers fair is organised at the school. This is mainly supported by local businesses and also 4YP (impartial careers advice agency). Preparation for the fair is done during form time to give students an idea of what questions they need to be asking and focusing on what is important to them.

Year 11
• Through assemblies and workshops we provide information about options post GCSE; apprenticeships, 6th form and college.
• A careers fair is organised at the school.  This is mainly supported by local businesses and also 4YP (impartial careers advice agency).  Preparation for the fair is done during form time to give students an idea of what questions they need to be asking and focusing on what is important to them.

Careers interview
All students can have a careers meeting in school to discuss their options and choices.

Interviews are with a qualified careers advisor from the agency 4YP who will give impartial professional advice to students. Follow up sessions are offered where appropriate.
• Students can request a meeting via their form tutor or other member of staff.
• At the end of the meeting every student is given an action plan to have ownership of.

Useful impartial website sites (please click the links below):
https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/youngpeople/Pages/Youngpeople.aspx

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https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Find out more about careers, qualifications, opportunities and live vacancies on the following websites;
www.movingonmagazine.co.uk/
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/

Careers Focussed Facebook Page for young people…. let’s help our young people on the road to a successful career!
Central Bedfordshire Council have created an impartial one stop shop for up-to-date, useful and reliable information on education, employment and training opportunities for young people in Central Bedfordshire. Please click on the following link to ‘LIKE’ and ‘SHARE’ the Facebook page for further information: www.facebook.com/cbcyouthsupport.

This aims to support young people to continue in education, training or employment with training post 16 years old and provide assistance to parents, carers, schools and businesses. Content will include relevant careers information and opportunities, for example, work experience, training and courses, traineeships, apprenticeships, events, motivational quotes, youth clubs, youth work activities and related success stories. National awareness days/campaigns will be showcased and there will be a monthly theme, for instance, health and wellbeing, volunteering, apprenticeships, revision, exams.

6th Forms and Colleges

Local Colleges and 6th Form Open Evenings
Barnfield College:                         4th October and 4th November 2017, 11am onwards
Redborne Upper School:             12th October 2017, 6.30pm-8pm
Shuttleworth:                                4th November 2017; 27th January 2018; 10th March 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm.
Central Bedfordshire College:    4th November 2017, 21st March 2018 and 21st June 2018, 4pm-7pm
Manshead Upper School:            16th November 2017, 5.30pm-8pm
Tring School:                                 29th November 2017, 6.30pm onwards TBC
Queensbury Academy:                  30th November 2017, 6.30pm onwards
Luton 6th Form:                             9th and 17th January 2018, 6.30pm-8.30pm.