Careers Programme Information and guidance

All pupils in years 10-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:

  Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 10 Career skills fayreMeetings with careers professional Technical/vocational tasters at local college/s, training providers Meetings with careers professional Visits to universities raising aspiration Assembly and tutor group opportunities Meetings with careers professional CV and writing skills
Year 11 Career skills fayrePost 16 provider open evenings: regarding A level, Applied General, technical and vocational and apprenticeships. Careers 1:1 InterviewsPost 16 applications Careers 1:1 Interviews   Confirmation of post-16 destinations
Year 12 Higher Education Fair for a variety of HE providers including local Further Education colleges Post-18 assembly – higher and degree apprenticeships Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options Meetings with careers professional Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options Meetings with careers professional
Year 13 Workshops – HE and higher apprenticeship applications 1:1 career interviews Meetings with careers professional 1:1 career interview Confirmation of post 18 education destinations for all pupils

The current provision will be reviewed through meeting the Gatsby benchmarks for careers provision. We will be focusing on interviewing a range of stakeholders, producing an annual report of careers and the impact. This will form as part of our college’s review of Careers Information and Guidance in July 2020.

Careers Plan

Waverley Studio College, 470 Belchers Lane, Birmingham B9 5SX

Telephone: (0121) 566 6622

Email: marked for the attention of the Careers Leader Donna Blythe.