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Choosing what to study can be challenging. Speak to one of our advisors to find out what your options are.

Advice & Help Centre

PRE-ENTRY

Aug

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Oct

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Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Open Event support - Choosing the right course - challenging stereotypes                
Course interview support         
Pre-Enrolment week- Course choices                      
Enrolment Confirmation week - Course options                      
A Level results day - Options support                      
GCSE Level results day - Options support                      
Induction week - Course changes and options                      
                         
                         

ON PROGRAMME

Aug

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Jun

Jul

Careers Advice drop-in
1:1 Level 6 Careers Advice appointments
Job Shop - Part-time and volunteering vacancies
Job Shop - Apprenticeship vacancies
Job Shop - Full-time vacancies              
Higher Education Fair                      
1:1 UCAS application support
UCAS application research and support for L3 Yr2            
UCAS research for L3 Yr1                  
Programme of talks by University professionals    
Character Strengths    
Understanding the Labour Market    
Considering Apprenticeships        
Guest speakers    
Behaviour and Attitude sessions covering a range of PSHE subjects including:  Equality and Diversity, Challenging Stereotypes, Mental Health and Drugs Awareness    
Work-Related Experience      
Work Experience      
Industry Placements    
Progression Planning                  
British Values                      
Prevent                      
E-Safety                      
Intended Next Steps                    
Intended Internal Progression                    

Mission and Vision

  • Our mission is to provide outstanding education for students throughout our community in order for them to become both fulfilled and play their part in being drivers of our regions economy.
  • Our vision is to be the centre of a hub or outstanding education and training in East Anglia by working in a wider collaborative network, creating coherent provision across the region.
  • Three pillars support our ideas: we aim to enable students to gain not just the right qualification and the best grades, but also the connections with business and character strengths they need to succeed.

West Suffolk College is actively following the Gatsby careers benchmarks and is Matrix accredited.

Responsibilities

Careers Leader: Angela Wright
Junior Careers Leader: Charlotte Geileskey

Dates for the Calendar:

  • 3 - 7 February 2020: Apprenticeship Week
  • 2 - 7 March 2020: National Careers Week
  • 5 - 16 March 2020: British Science Week

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