All Hallows recognises that an effective careers programme is important to contributing to the raising of aspirations and enabling learners to make realistic and informed choices about their future career pathway.
Mrs Cooper is the Careers Lead and is responsible for the strategic planning and implementation of the careers curriculum, ensuring all activities fit with the Gatsby Benchmarks. Sarah Womersley is the Careers Advisor who is qualified to Level 6 in Career Guidance with many years’ experience. Mrs Cooper can be contacted by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the school on 01772 746121.
Careers guidance is provided across all year groups in order to prepare for college, apprenticeships and employment. The role of the Careers Advisor is to support pupil’s career planning and development by delivering impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance.
UniFrog will be actively used throughout the careers programme, which is an online resource that helps students to make the best choices and submit the strongest applications. Each pupil at All Hallows will receive their own personal Unifrog account which they will use to explore a wide range of information in one single, impartial, user-friendly platform.
All Hallows is a member of the Lancashire Enterprise Advisor Network and the school works alongside Enterprise Coordinator Luke Brookfield. An Enterprise Advisor has also been provided to assist in the delivery and development of careers education within school.
Mrs Womersley is in school Wednesdays and Thursdays and is based in the Guidance Room. Students are welcome to drop in on their break or lunch time to discuss college, apprenticeships or careers related enquiries. There are a number of resources available to support career planning and preparation as well as prospectuses from local colleges and training providers.
An element of the Gatsby Benchmarks involves teaching students about the local trends and opportunities in their local area. Labour Market Information (LMI) is important when focusing upon careers guidance and learning in school.
An apprenticeship is a real job where you achieve a qualification, gain work experience and get paid a salary.
All apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on the Government apprenticeship website and there are other useful websites to gain further information about apprenticeship options.
At All Hallows, we provide impartial information, advice and guidance on all progression routes and promote all the local education and training providers.
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T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training or study.
These qualifications offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
T Level courses include the following compulsory elements:
- a technical qualification, which includes:
- core theory, concepts and skills for an industry area
- specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation or career
- an industry placement with an employer
- a minimum standard in maths and English if students have not already achieved them
Students who complete their T Level will receive an overall grade of pass, merit, distinction or distinction*. They will get a nationally recognised certificate which will show their overall grade and a breakdown of what they have achieved.
T Levels will provide several progression options to students. These include skilled employment, an apprenticeship and higher education.
There a number of online resources that can be useful when exploring careers and progression routes. Students and parents can visit the ‘National Careers Service’ website for further information and receive impartial advice on careers. Other useful websites and career tools are also available.
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