Careers Information

Ashley College Careers Information                   

Careers Guidance Policy

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KS3 Provision

KS3 includes careers library research with an aim to raise pupil aspirations, exploring stereotypes in the workplace, researching the history of the workplace, and developing personal, social and employability skills. Whole school assemblies look at various issues throughout the year and PSHCE classes provide information. Students in KS3 are encouraged to review their options in line with their mainstream school provisions.

 The above is supported by our KS3 PHSCE programme:

Community and careers

Equality of opportunity in careers and life choices, and different types and patterns of work

Enterprise

Planning and carrying out an enterprise project

 

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Pupils continue, dependent on their start date at Ashley College, research into careers and pathways into the sixth form and higher education. They develop skills in CV, letter writing, presentations and interviews. This includes a mock interview; assemblies/presentations on apprenticeships and A-level options, an evening for parents and pupils to meet with teachers and SLT to discuss options. Individual interviews are held with connexions advisor, who also provides guidance on apprenticeships. During enrichment pupils experience an offsite careers fair, Higher education visits and bespoke individual college visit to support their transition.

The above is supported by our KS4 PHSCE and Financial Studies programmes:

Living in the wider world 

Income and expenditure, credit and debt, insurance, savings and pensions, financial products

Transitions

Preparing for college and the world of work

College application process

Skills for employment and career progression

 

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As an interim provision majority of our students do not spend their whole KS4 time with us. During the period they are with us, we will where possible ensure they:

  • Study a life skills course in finance and achieve a level 2 qualification
  • engage in enrichment days, assemblies and workshops that specifically focus on employability skills such as interview techniques, creating CVs
  • visit a range of local Post-16 providers and universities to inspire and motivate them to consider higher education
  • have one to one meetings with a fully qualified Careers Advisor
  • if available and appropriate, have access to a work experience placement, in order to gain first-hand experience of the world of work
  • attend college open days, supported by Ashley College staff, if necessary
  • attend relevant careers fairs
  • have access to a visit and talk from the LA’s apprenticeship lead