Information for Learners and Parents/Carers
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 bookle
Another excellent starting point is the National Careers Service Website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.ukOther resources include:
www.connexionsdudley.org Information on careers, post options, CV writing etc.
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/ Learners careers information magazine
Can't make up your mind?
Click here to take the Buzz Quiz to identify your strengths
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
www.windsor.dudley.sch.uk Windsor High Sixth Form
www.wolvocoll.ac.uk Wolverhampton College
Website information about Apprenticeships
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.com Guide to alternatives to University, including travel abroad, gap year etc.
Picking up your GCSE Results?
Take a look at our What Next? leaflet.
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.