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Information for Parents and Carers

Careers Hub

The Trust is pleased to announce the opening of our Careers Hubs. Learners can use this fantastic new resource to find out about different career pathways, option choices, apprenticeships, T Levels, college applications, CV and letter writing and much more. Parents/carers are also welcome to make an appointment with their child to discuss post-16 options and career pathways.

Choices: Year 11 and Beyond

Our Progression Map shows the choices on offer to learners who are considering what to do when they leave and beyond. It is very important that both learners and parents understand how their choice of GCSE subjects affects the choices they make when they are preparing to leave school at 16. Equally, the choices they make at 16 affect the range of opportunities open to them later.

 

Choices: GCSE Options

Choices: Beyond GCSE

A great way to start finding our about careers is to download our CareerFit information and resources bookletAnother excellent starting point is the National Careers Service Websitehttps://nationalcareers.service.gov.ukOther resources include:

www.connexionsdudley.org is a great place to find information on careers, post-16 options, CV writing etc

The Black Country Guide for School Leavers is a useful summary of the choices facing you

Why not visit the Black Country Careers Expo for local and regional opportunities and information

 Are you wondering what type jobs are available in this region? The LMI Parent and Student Guide tells you how to find out

Careerpilot helps you to plan your future career and pick the right courses 

Next Gen Makers tells you all about engineering opportunities in your region

https://www.how2become.com/ Information on a variety of career pathways.

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/ Match your skills and personality to 400+ job profiles

https://www.barclayslifeskills.com/  Tools, tips and learning resources

www.nhscareers.nhs.uk Useful information about jobs with the NHS

http://careermap.co.uk/live-careermags/ Learner careers information magazine  

Can't make up your mind?

Click here to take the Buzz Quiz to identify your strengths  icould helps you to explore careers that would suit you and gives you real life careers stories 

Research career ideas by watching icould video stories – search by your favourite school subject or job type here

Can’t decide? Tactics for making decisions is a useful list to work through to help you make choices, and includes examples around GCSE subjects

Choosing well: how to pick the right path for you is a more detailed guide to making decisions

College and 6th Form Information

www.boa-academy.co.uk Birmingham Ormiston Academy

http://www.bmilner.dudley.sch.uk/ Bishop Milner Sixth form

www.dudleycol.ac.uk    Dudley College of Technology

www.dudleysixth.co.uk  Dudley Sixth

  

  

www.halesowen.ac.uk   Halesowen College

www.invictussixth.com Invictus Education  

www.kidderminster.ac.uk  Kidderminster College  

www.kedst.ac.uk -King Edwards VI Sixth Form College

https://www.oshsch.com/admissions-2/#year12 Oldswinford Hospital school sixth form

www.sandwell.ac.uk Sandwell College  

https://theroyalschool.co.uk/sixth-form/introduction/ The Royal Sixth Form

www.ucb.ac.uk  University College Birmingham  

Windsor High School Windsor High Sixth Form  

www.wolvcoll.ac.uk Wolverhampton College

Use this toolkit to identify local training providers and colleges who provide the type and level of course you are looking for. You can search for courses by sector, occupation, level , age group and locality to find the provider in your area who you can then make contact with.

 ACCESS THE POWER BI TOOLKIT 

Website information about Apprenticeships

https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk

https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice

https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk is one of the best sites for explaining apprenticeships and helping you find one

Black Country apprenticeships and advice are available here

Dudley College of Technology Apprenticeships

Nova Training

BAME Apprenticeship Alliance  http://bameaa.co.uk

Website Information about University

www.ucas.com Central Website for UCAS (University Admissions Service)

www.push.co.uk   Guide to University written by students for students

www.university.which.co.uk   A website that gives you a snapshot of each university, the fees they charge, accommodation costs and their ratings for research and teaching

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk Guide to alternatives to University, including travel abroad, gap year etc.

Picking up your GCSE Results?

Take a look at our What Next? leaflet.

Past pupils

Would you like to be a Career and Business Mentor? As part of our wider careers programme we are always looking for professionals/former learners to support us. Are you able to act as a mock interviewer or a mentor? Could you offer careers talks?

If you would like to be involved in the rich pool of local talent we are assembling, please contact Mrs Turton who will be keen to discuss volunteering opportunities.

Governor responsible for Careers

Martin Dudley, Chairman of Thomas Dudley Ltd

Pegasus Academy 

Mark Townley Careers Lead - mtownley@pegasusacademy.org.uk - 01384 253722

Zoe Turton Senior Careers Officer - Zoe.Turton@dudleycol.ac.uk 

Beacon Hill Academy 

Harj Mahey AP /Careers Lead - hmahey@beaconhillacademy.org.uk - 01902 677754

Zoe Turton Senior Careers Officer  - Zoe.Turton@dudleycol.ac.uk

St James Academy 

Simon Cole AP/ Careers Lead - scole1@stjamesacademy.org.uk - 01384 816045

Zoe Turton Senior Careers Officer  - Zoe.Turton@dudleycol.ac.uk

The Link Academy 

Ross Chater AP/Careers Lead - rchater@thelinkacademy.org.uk - 01384 986550

Zoe Turton Senior Careers Officer  - Zoe.Turton@dudleycol.ac.uk - 01384 363 000