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Careers Advice & Guidance

Mrs Rogers

Careers education forms a continuous thread throughout a student’s time at New College Leicester. It aims to provide a framework within which each student can develop the self-awareness and experience necessary to make balanced decisions as they move between Key Stages and beyond.

New College Leicester’s Careers Education & Guidance Programme begins when students join in Year 7. It aims to help them prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in British society and enable them to make appropriate choices.

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In Year 7 students will learn:

Which term? What am I going to learn?
Autumn Term 1 Students understand the meaning of stereotyping and are able to recognise stereotyping views in the workplace
Autumn Term 2 Understand what motivates them, their strengths and weaknesses
Spring Term 1 Know how to access advice and guidance about careers
Spring Term 2 Students will be able to research opportunities for learning and work independently
Summer Term 1 Consider different learning and work options. Look at options that may challenge them personally
Summer Term 2 Understand how different subjects in school can support them in different careers

In Year 8 students will learn:

Which term? What am I going to learn?
Autumn Term 1 Students are able to recognise and challenge stereotypical views
Autumn Term 2 Understand the skills and qualifications that they need to pursue their ambitions and future career pathways
Spring Term 1 Make challenging but realistic plans for their future learning and work
Spring Term 2 Set challenging but realistic learning and work goals
Summer Term 1 Understand the progression opportunities
Summer Term 2 Understand how different subjects in school can support them in different careers

In Year 9 students will learn:

Which term? What am I going to learn?
Autumn Term 1 Decision making skills and challenging stereo types
Skills needed for the world of work and careers
Personal learning and thinking skills
Researching careers, skills and qualities and progression routes
Student finance
Personal statement and review of the year
Autumn Term 2 Understand the meaning of skills and qualities
Understand the skills and qualifications that they need to pursue their careers
Spring Term 1 Make challenging but realistic plans for their future learning and work
Understand the full range of learning opportunities open to them within the school and elsewhere
Spring Term 2 Recognise barriers to the achievement of their plans and understand how these can be overcome
Summer Term 1 Understand the meaning of employability skills
Summer Term 2 Understand the importance of Key Stage 4 and Post-16 subject choices

In Year 10 students will learn:

Which term? What am I going to learn?
Autumn Term 1 Writing a CV and letter of application
Interview skills
Post 16 choices
Career ideas – job families
Introduction to the Personal Statement
Autumn Term 2 Understand the opportunities for progression to further learning
Understand the opportunities of by self-employment
Spring Term 1 Set challenging but realistic learning and work goals
Understand the benefits of working and how this can support independent living
Spring Term 2 Understand the concept of labour markets
Summer Term 1 Understand their rights and responsibilities at work
Summer Term 2 Understand the benefits of remaining in learning (including in further education, apprenticeships, other jobs with training and higher education)

In Year 11 students will learn:

Which term? What am I going to learn?
Autumn Term 1 Personal skills and qualities
Personal statements
Post 16 learning opportunities – my action plan
UCAS Progress
Introduction to Connexions support
Year 11 mock interviews
Apprenticeship talks
Autumn Term 2 UCAS Progress application deadline
Careers Fair
Preparation for mock exams
Revision techniques for exams
Spring Term 1 Preparation for Post 16 interviews
Spring Term 2 Understand and demonstrate the main qualities, attitudes and skills needed to enter and succeed in the world of work
Summer Term 1 Make challenging but realistic plans for their future learning and work
Summer Term 2 Feedback after leaving school that they are satisfied with the decision that they have made

In Year 12 students will learn:

Which term? What am I going to learn?
Autumn Term 1 Recognise barriers to learning and working
National Citizenship Service (NCS) for Year 12 students
P16 Skills Day
Autumn Term 2 Feed back that they have the skills that they need to plan and manage their careers
Spring Term 1 Understand and are able to claim the financial support that they are eligible to receive to support their learning
Understand their rights and responsibilities at work
Spring Term 2 Understand the benefits of earning money
Understand what financial support means and how this can support their leaning
Summer Term 1 Can follow applications procedures and prepare for interviews
Summer Term 2 Set challenging but realistic learning and work goals

In Year 13 students will learn:

Which term? What am I going to learn?
Autumn Term 1 Can follow application procedures and prepare for interviews
Start of UCAS applications
Apprenticeships – how to apply
Range of apprenticeships on offer
Autumn Term 2 Understand the concept of labour markets
Are aware of opportunities within local, regional and national labour markets
Spring Term 1 Feed back that they have had the information and advice that they have needed to make informed choices
Spring Term 2 Set challenging but realistic learning and work goals
Summer Term 1 Understand and demonstrate the main qualities, attitudes and skills needed to enter, and succeed in, working life and independent living
Summer Term 2 Understand employability skills

 

UCAS Progress

In Year 11 students will search and apply for courses at colleges and sixth forms via the UCAS Progress on-line prospectus. Using UCAS Progress students can look for courses and save them to their Favourites page and then go on to apply to the providers (e.g. colleges, academies, work based learning providers, training providers, sixth form colleges, school sixth forms, independent schools etc.) that they like. Students can also find out information about providers and how to contact them.

Below are some leaflets from UCAS Progress which give more information and details plus help and instructions regarding making an application, completing personal statements and also completing a profile. Please click on a file name to view the document:

Poster

UCAS Progress search leaflet

Making an application

Signing in

How to complete the personal statement

How to complete the profile section

Glossary of terms and functions

Click on the UCAS website here to access more useful tools to help students think about what to do after their GCSEs, including information about post-16 qualifications, and advice on different careers.

 

Policies

Provider Access Policy
 

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Mrs Fiona Rogers Careers Leader

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