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Careers Education Information and Guidance

CEIG is part of the Social and Personal development programme for all students. The main content of the CEIG programme includes units of work related to Work Experience and career management through tutor led activities until students leave the College.

Careers education and guidance aims to help students to:
  • Know themselves better
  • Be aware of education, training and career opportunities
  • Make choices about their own continuing education and training and about career paths
  • Manage transition to new roles and situations

The college works very closely with staff from CONNEXIONS. Personal advisers work with identified year groups of students. Much focused work is with students identified as needing most help with their Career plans and aspirations. However, all students are able to access the service by way of self referral via slips outside Connexions office. Tutors are also able to refer students. The careers interview room and careers resources are in the Learning Resource Centre based in the Library and are open throughout the College day. Students are encouraged to make use of the resources in their own time.

There is usually someone available in either the Careers Room or the Learning Resource Centre to answer student queries.

The role of the CEIG is to give student’s general guidance and advice on their further education and future careers, including information about sources of more expert advice on specific questions.

Student Entitlement

By the end of Key Stage 4 students will:
  • Have produced a personal careers action plan
  • Have applied for work experience
  • Have attended work experience and/or completed other work related activities
  • Have been introduced to their Personal Adviser and Careers Co-ordinator
  • Have been introduced to the Learning Resource Centre
  • Have had the opportunity to take part in a group or individual interview with a personal adviser           
  • Have used Kudos and obtained a printout
  • Understand options open to them at 16 /18 and be able to decide upon a course of action and rationally justify their choice
  • Identify personal key strengths and weaknesses in relation to job choice
  • Complete a CV in an appropriate format
  • Be able to effectively apply for their Post-16/Post-18 choice
  • Understand the local labour market
  • Be able to access a variety of sources of information about careers
  • Understand their rights at work including equal opportunities legislation

Student Entitlement

By the end of post 16 students will:
  • Have reviewed and updated a careers action plan
  • Have been given opportunity to/or completed other work related activities/community service
  • Have been re-introduced to their personal adviser
  • Understand appropriate education and training open to them and be able to decide upon a course of action and rationally justify their choice
  • Identify personal key strengths and weaknesses in relation to job choice
  • Complete a CV in an appropriate format
  • Be effectively able to apply for their Post 18 choice
  • Understand the local and national market labour market
  • Be able to access a variety of sources of information about careers
  • Understand their rights at work including equal opportunities legislation

CAREERS GUIDANCE 

A fully resourced guidance programme is tutor led during S & P lessons. Contact with and involvement of parents is considered very important and every effort is made to inform and involve them. The tutor is the central person in this process supported by the Careers Co-ordinator and our Careers Officers. L.C.G.S. staff work in College on a regular basis with tutor groups from all year groups.

Work experience is offered to all students during Year 10. Approximately 200 business locations are used in Coalville and the surrounding area.

 

King Edward VII Science and Sport College is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England with Company Number 8158225 and has a registered office at Warren Hills Road, Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 4UW