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What we offer and booking form:

Outreach

We can offer a wide range of activities and workshops at your school or sixth form, or here at the college. Depending on group size, preferred location and the time of year, each activity can be tailored to your individual needs.

Listed below is a selection of the activities we currently run. They are designed to give you an insight into how we can help your students whilst they make important decisions about their future, with specific sessions for school leavers, HE and apprenticeships. We can also create custom activities and programmes for you, if you prefer.

  • Outreach and Booking Form

    Presentations

    Our presentation sessions offer students a deeper look into Post 16 options. They are suitable for Years 10 to 13 and can be delivered at your school or sixth form, either to a single class or a whole year group. School leavers could benefit from a careers orientated presentation to provide your pupils with information about all Post 16 and Post 18 pathways available to them and can be generalised or a specific focus such as Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational and Technical routes, A Levels.

    Application Workshops

    Our application workshops will provide your pupils with tips and advice about which course or apprenticeship they should apply for, how to apply and what to expect at their interview. This can be provided to either a single class or on a one-to-one basis and are suitable for Years 10 to 13.

    GCSE/A Level Results support

    We can attend your school or sixth form on either your mock results days or your actual results days in August. We will provide your pupils with the full range of options if their results were not what they were expecting and they are now unsure of their next steps.

    Parent Events

    We can attend events at your school, for example hosting information stands at parents evenings to provide information advice and guidance to parents and students on our West Suffolk College and University offer.

    Outreach Booking Form

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Transition

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    Campus Tours

    With a campus tour, pupils can explore our learning environments and look at the facilities available. Information on how to apply and the admissions process will be discussed.

    Taster sessions at West Suffolk College or University of Suffolk (Bury St Edmunds)

    These sessions are designed to help your pupils choose the right options for their future and give them the opportunity to get a feel for College life. Whether pupils are thinking of leaving school after Year 11 to enter Further Education or after Year 13 for Higher Education, Taster Sessions allow your pupils to try out our offer. These can be tailored to your individual needs, however a typical Taster Session would allow pupils to spend time with two different vocational areas. In addition, our careers advisors will be on hand to provide careers guidance to help them make informed decisions. These sessions are designed for pupils in Years 10 to 13 and we will work closely with you to ensure your pupils get the most out of their experience here.

    Transition Booking Form

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Serviced Offer

The introduction of the Department for Education Careers Strategy (Dec 2017) and the Careers Guidance for Schools (Oct 2018) require all pupils to have access to independent careers guidance. Gatsby Benchmark 8 (personal guidance) states that every pupil should have the opportunity for an interview with a Careers Advisor who is trained at the appropriate level.

Our Careers Advisors are qualified to Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development and have years of experience working with a full range of people from Year 8 through to adults. Working together we can help you provide impartial and independent careers guidance within your school. Our friendly and approachable advisors offer a tailored programme to meet the needs of you and your pupils and can work either in group sessions/workshops or a one-to-one basis.

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    Years 7 to 9

    First Steps – thinking about your future: We can help with career exploration; labour market: what's out there; personality types and breaking down barriers.

    Year 9

    Making GCSE choices: We can help with decision making; linking subjects to careers; skills matching and challenging stereotypes.

    Years 10 to 11

    Step-Up: We can help with exploring Post 16 options; one-to-one careers advice; choosing a specific pathway and making an application.

    Years 12 to 13

    Onwards and Upwards – life after sixth form: We can help with choosing a University; UCAS applications; Higher and Degree Apprenticeships; making applications to employers; gap year choices and further learning options.

    Years 9 to 13

    Labour Market Information (LMI) session: This session helps pupils to understand the labour market and changing world of work. It has a focus on future demand for jobs and skills to enhance employability success and when choosing their next steps. The understanding and application of LMI is central to ensuring young people are equipped with the information needed to make well-informed decisions.

    Years 10 to 13

    Mock interview preparation session: The aim of the session is to start pupils thinking about how their interview will go what they can expect and how to get the best out of the experience. We will help pupils develop their answers to the types of questions they will face in an interview. In addition, we can provide mock interview sessions to assist pupils to: know what to expect when you interview for real; learn effective ways to answer different types of questions; be more comfortable and confident during interviews; have successful real interviews. Prior to these sessions we will provide a list of jobs that pupils can search and apply for and will requires cover letters and CV's.

    School staff

    Training sessions for School Careers Advisors and teachers: We can deliver training for teachers and careers advisors who help pupils considering their next steps.

    Serviced Offer Booking Form

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