The Careers Department caters for the needs of the students in a range of ways. The
Department is located on the Gipsy Lane site next to the senior library. The Careers
area includes access to specialist software and a careers library of material for
reference which include University prospectuses and information regarding the qualifications
and training required for a vast range of careers. The Careers Dept is actively
involved in the promotion of enterprise education and supports a number of initiatives
each year in the College to enable students to extend their understanding and experience.
Students from yr8-
Key Stage Three
There is a Careers programme of study in Key Stage Three the scheme of work for which is written for teaching staff by the Careers Dept professionals. This leads to three progressive "passports".
The Careers Dept is also able to support students and advise them when they are making their Option Choices in Year 9.
Key Stage Four
The programme of study provided by the Careers Dept is aimed at equipping students for the next stage of their lives and includes letter writing, health and safety, skills evaluation, CV Clinics, careers searches and making choices for their Post 16 education or employment. A programme of talks are arranged for students, for example: the forces, Bicton, veterinary, engineering, the Police, rural careers, child care and more. One to one mentoring is available to all students from the careers department and careers south west staff.
The department also organises the very successful Community Cadets scheme for students in key stage four. There are weekly meetings/training which lead to a pass out parade with all the local services present. The cadets work closely with the Police and Fire Service and attend community events in a supportive role.
The department assists Post 16 students in finding work experience placements and provides guidance and support regarding UCAS applications, personal finance, pastoral care and apprentiships.
Head of Careers & Enterprise: Mrs J Westcott-
Tel: 01395 255688