At Wey Valley College we are committed to providing all students with meaningful and appropriate Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) regarding education pathways at post 16, apprenticeships and careers. IAG is delivered through the curriculum and in 1:1 session. Assistance is given to students in applying for post 16 pathways. This support is extended once students have left at the end of Year 11 to ensure a smooth transition.
Our Careers Pathways are managed by Gemma Byrne at Wey Valley College.
See below to view our Careers Policy/programme
The websites below may be useful:
|Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations, help you learn about different occupations and identify potential careers. It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation. Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.|
|Skillsometer can help you discover what jobs you might like to do in the future. You will be presented with a series of statements. Select the emoji shows how you feel about each statement. You will then be given suggestions of jobs linked to what you most enjoy doing. For each job, you will be presented with some headline UK data.|
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.
The National Careers Service website aims to:
|Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver a new way for students to explore their skills and career options.|
Start Profile a website created to help 11-24 year olds discover and explore careers they’ll love.
|LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a free, curriculum-linked programme, developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK.|
|icould has a range of video clips showing real people talking about their jobs and careers.|
|Plan your study & work. Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, explore different job sectors and how you can study and work at the same time - even to university level.|
|Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.|
|The study guide section within youthspace contains a range of information including help on making options choices in Year 9, post 16 options, and getting into higher education.|
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