School Careers Services

Option One: Careers Guidance (One-to-One).

  • Comprehensive careers guidance service tailored to the individualised needs of each student in year 11 and/or year 10. The content of each one to one session (usually around 45 minutes) to include: careers planning and information, the range of further education colleges/sixth form options and courses (A levels, BTEC Diploma courses and the International Baccalaureate), Apprenticeships, The Armed Forces and employment options. As appropriate, discussion will also focus on Higher Education courses and appropriate ‘A’ level/BTEC choices, necessary grades and how to apply for university through UCAS. For vocational students particular emphasis will be on how to apply for an apprenticeship. Each student will receive a personalised ‘careers action plan’ as a reminder of the key points discussed.

The Cost for this package will depend on the size of the cohort and if a year 10/11 only, or a combined Year 10 & Year 11 package is required. Specific prices on request but for an average sized school (180-200 pupil year group) will range from £4,200 to £10,920 per year (fully inclusive no VAT and no employer costs on top). Prices are based on a cost of £140 a day.

 

Option Two: Careers Advice (small groups).

  • Discussion groups of up to five students in year 11 and/or year 10 who share common careers interests or academic abilities. For example, gifted and talented students in e.g. arts, humanities, sport, sciences etc. Students who are vocationally or employment minded, STEM focussed students or academic high achievers etc.  Careers information and advice would be tailored to the common characteristics and interests of the group e.g. NVQ/BTEC courses and apprenticeship options for vocational students etc. For high attaining students a focus on appropriate A levels etc. with time for an individual question and answer aspect.
  • This option doesn’t include one to one individualised careers guidance but is group related.

The Cost for an average sized school (based on thirty five groups of five students spread over seven days) would cost £980 (fully inclusive no VAT and no employer costs on top). Prices are based on a cost of £140 a day.

 

Option Three: Careers Information (large groups).

  • For groups of up to thirty students e.g. tutorial sessions. A general careers information session for students from year 7 to year 11 (up to 45 minutes) to include: careers information, the range of further education colleges and courses (A levels, diploma courses and the International Baccalaureate), apprenticeships, The Armed Forces and employment options, and Higher Education. To include time for individual question and answers.
  • This option would be a generic careers discussion not including individualised advice or careers guidance

The Cost for an average sized school (based on six tutorial type group sessions for e.g. year 10 or year 11 students) would be from £840 (fully inclusive no VAT and no employer costs on top). Prices are based on a cost of £140 a day.

 


Other Bespoke Careers Packages Available

Sixth Form Students

Comprehensive post 18 destination planning for further education students. Sessions to include (as appropriate): Career planning, higher education courses, student finance, the UCAS process, Oxbridge, medical and art and design applications, apprenticeships and work based qualifications, Job search, CV and interview techniques. Prices on request.

Year Nine Options

The decisions students make in year nine are important because they control the next two years of  school life and can have consequences for what students can go on to do after their GCSEs, as well as for potential results and motivation for a subject. The increase in the education participation age, along with the rapidly changing world of work makes it more important than ever to ensure students approaching their year nine options have as much information and advice as possible.

One to one individualised guidance, small group or large group options available for 6th form and Year 9 careers packages. Prices on request.


Other Careers Services

Parents Evenings and Careers Events

Drop-in or booked appointments to allow parents and students to discuss careers enquiries they may have. Available at year 7 to year 13 parents evenings, or at specific careers based events.

GCSE and/or A level Results Surgeries

A surgery to enable students to discuss their results with a careers professional before major life decisions are taken. Particularly helpful for students who have either under or over achieved in terms of what options they have to consider.

Careers Talks

As part of a Schools’ Careers Education, bespoke sessions at lunchtimes or during tutorials on topics including:

  • ‘Getting into the Top Universities’
  • ‘Student Finance Explained’
  • Apprenticeships
  • Getting into Medical careers
  • Journalism and media careers
  • Engineering, Science and Maths careers

Professional Development Training

Training for teachers to deliver careers education within the curriculum looking at post 16 options. Prices on Request.