New College Leicester is celebrating achieving the Career Mark Gold Award for a third successive time. Career Mark is a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard — the national careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) award. It recognises excellence in Careers, Employability and Enterprise and is linked to the Gatsby Benchmarks.
The review took place during the Covid-19 pandemic and was conducted remotely with staff and students using Zoom video conferencing. An internal audit of careers related activities and curriculum learning linked to careers around the school was gathered to provide evidence for the award submission. External assessor, Mrs Janet Hutchinson, had visited the school during a pre-assessment visit in February 2020.
Mrs Rogers, Careers Leader at New College Leicester, commented ‘We are delighted to have achieved this award during what was an unprecedented period in the academic year. Our students, as ever, showed great resilience taking part in assessment interviews via zoom. This award is closely aligned with the College’s recently published Careers & Employability Strategy. We believe that by upholding high expectations and further raising aspirations, we encourage our students to challenge their beliefs around who they are and what they can achieve by way of their intellectual ambitions and career choices”.
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