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CAREERS

What is Careers Education, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)?

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current “best practices” in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government.

Careers Education, information and Guidance (CEIAG) education here at Warden Park helps young people develop the knowledge and skills they need to make successful choices, manage transition in learning and move into work. It is now statutory from year 7, and in partnership with outside agencies (colleges, 6th forms, apprenticeship providers and universities) we aim to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes and encourage all pupils to consider a wide range of careers.

Learners at Warden Park are entitled to receive a full programme of careers education which is delivered through lessons, activities and events and guest speakers. In addition, every learner has access to a fully qualified Personal Advisor for impartial advice and guidance regarding their future choices and decisions.

All learners at Warden Park will develop the following skills:

  • Understand yourself, your interests, likes and dislikes, your strength and weaker areas, as all of this affects the choices you make.
  • Find out about different courses and the range of further education providers in our area 
  • Become informed as to the careers opportunities available, qualifications required and potential routes in.
  • Develop the skills you may need for working life
  • Make realistic, but ambitious choices about courses and jobs.
  • Be able to make effective applications for jobs, apprenticeships, training and further education.
  • Develop your interview skills
  • Improve your confidence.

We have created a Careers portal for students to access which is full of information with regard to colleges, course options, apprenticeships, work experience, careers and local events. 

This can be found at: https://sites.google.com/wardenpark.co.uk/careers/home

Contact:

Mrs S Targett, Student Futures Manager

stargett2@wardenpark.co.uk

Mr R Atwell, Assistant Headteacher i/c Student Futures

ratwell1@wardenpark.co.uk

USEFUL ONLINE RESOURCES

icould.com uses the power of personal stories to inform young people’s career choices.  Free and simple to use, it features over 1000 videos of people talking about their careers – explaining their job role, career path, and how different factors have shaped their direction.

Other site features include the Buzz Quiz, which encourages self-reflection and explores links between personality and work, and a range of written guides and articles covering issues such as GCSE options or university choices; exams and revision; and finding and applying for jobs.

https://icould.com/

Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, BBC Bitesize Careers are here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/careers

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/

Career Pilot offers expert careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds, all in one place. It's never been more     important to look in detail at your career choices, find out where jobs are and which courses to do.

https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/

Information on sixth form, colleges and apprenticeships. Also access to information regarding applying to University, degree courses and advice on qualifications relating to Careers.

https://www.ucas.com/further-education

Get Career Confident provides information, guidance and inspiration to young people aged 14 to 19 both directly and via the people who influence their decision making. To keep up to date with all things careers check out thieir Instagram (for young people), Facebook (for parents and carers) and Twitter (for teachers).  

https://www.getcareerconfident.co.uk/