Links

 

Policies

 

Policies

Students should be encouraged to research all the options before making decisions.  It is perfectly acceptable to apply for several options and to make a final decision once they have received their GCSE results next August. Most establishments have an “Open Day” which they should also attend.

 

 

If you have any questions about CEAIG at Springwell Community College, please contact any of the people below:

Springwell Careers Advisor

Miss J Barrett
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Associate SLT
with responsibility for CEAIG
Mr M Livingstone
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Faculty Leader for PSHE
(including Careers)

Mr C Jacques
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LRC Manager

Mrs H Cheetham
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HPA Co-ordinator
and HE Guidance Leader

Mrs A Woodhouse
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Sixth Forms

 

School prospectuses are available in the Careers Library, or on the internet from individual school websites. Students should research carefully the full range of courses available and visit schools they are considering.  Some sixth forms prefer early applications – i.e. before Christmas. Students need to check this to avoid disappointment.

 

Colleges

Local colleges offer a wide variety of vocational qualifications and general education courses.  College prospectuses are available in the Careers Library and on the internet from college websites.  Interested students are encouraged to visit colleges on open days.  Some college courses are very competitive and require early application, i.e.careers before Christmas.

 

Finance

Sixth Forms and Colleges have bursary funds to assist with the cost of full time education.  You will need to enquire with each individual establishment as to what their arrangements are.

 

Apprenticeships

Work-based training gives young people the chance to gain qualifications whilst they are working, usually in a training centre.  They will work towards an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification). Centre based trainees may be eligible to apply for a bursary.  Try looking on the apprenticeship website www.getingofar.gov.uk and/or click on the Apprenticeships link at the bottom of this page.

 

Work Study Programme

Some training providers offer this as a short programme, often 18 weeks or more at level 1 to ‘bridge the gap’ between school and college/work/other opportunities.  A range of qualifications at level 1 can be achieved following a 6-12 month course – depending on the provider.

 

Employment

With the raising of the school leaving age, students now in Year 11 will be expected to remain in education until age 18.  This may involve A levels, college, an apprenticeship or any job with nationally recognised training. Students can contact companies, talk to contacts, read local newspapers or look at www.getingofar.gov.uk.

 

Child Benefit When your Child Turns 16

Your child benefit stops on 31st August on or after your child’s 16th birthday if they leave education or training. It continues if they stay in approved education or training, but you must tell the Child Benefit Office. For more information go to: www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19.

 

Students should be encouraged to research all the options before making decisions.  It is perfectly acceptable to apply for several options and to make a final decision once they have received their GCSE results next August.  Most establishments have an ‘Open Day’ which they should also attend.

 

Who to contact if you have any CEIAG questions:

Jemma Barrett Springwell Careers Adviser
Mr Livingstone Associate SLT with responsibility for CEIAG
Mr Jacques Faculty Leader for PSHE (including careers)
Mrs Cheetham LRC Manager
Mrs Woodhouse HPA Co-ordinator and HE Guidance Leader

You can also talk to your Student Progress Leader, Form Tutor or any member of Springwell staff. 

 

Useful Links

 

KUDOS

https://kudosvnext.cascaid.co.uk/LoginPage.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f
Students need to make their own account to use this software.
You may need the licence code to do this.  The licence code is: steptest26

CV Builder

 

https://cvbuilder.cascaid.co.uk/

 

National Careers Service

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

 

National Careers Service Interview Tips

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/getajob/interviews/Pages/default.aspx

 

How2Become.com

How2Become.com is a leading careers information and development website publishing books and other careers-based resources. Their books include How to Become a Firefighter, How to Become Cabin Crew and How to Become a Social Worker. They also publish series of psychometric and numerical reasoning tests, and various educational assessment books.

www.how2become.com/Open Evenings 1 

Open Evenings 2

 

Post-16

Apprenticeships

Universities