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Pathways & Careers

 Careers Education, Information and Guidance at Lutterworth College

Lutterworth College is committed to providing students with high quality and impartial careers information, advice and guidance regarding students’ pathways into potential careers.

We aim to help students make informed decisions at key times in their education, for example with option choices in Year 8 and post-16 plans in Year 11, Year 12 and 13, as they plan for university or working life.

In addition to dedicated careers input for all year groups, the school’s IAG programme includes interaction with universities and the local business community.  Year 12 students are encouraged to get involved in volunteering and extra-curricular activities to enrich their work and life experiences, ensuring that they have more to offer employers or educational institutions in the future.

Through involvement in activities such as one-to one guidance interviews, career workshops, presentations, group work and mentoring, students will learn about self-awareness, opportunity awareness and how to explore options available to them. They will learn about employability; transition skills and how to make informed decisions.

We aim to help them:

  • Recognise and develop a range of transferable skills, attitudes and abilities that will enable them to be effective in a range of occupations
  • Develop career awareness and enable them to manage their own career development
  • Manage transitions in life and understand the importance of life-long learning
  • Make informed decisions and plan their future
  • Prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of working life

Examples of support provided around careers for our students:

  • Support for applying for apprenticeships/jobs
  • Help with CV writing and cover letters
  • Support for completing college applications
  • Support for making university applications
  • Advice on local education/training options

This support is provided in a variety of ways, depending on the need of the student:

  • One-to-one meetings
  • Workshops
  • Group sessions
  • Drop-ins
  • Referrals from staff
  • Over email
  • Assemblies
   

 Destinations of Year 11 Students: 2016 Cohort

Please find below a link to the latest information about the destinations of our students who left Year 11 in Summer 2016.  This shows settled destination information for both Lutterworth College students and students across all Leicestershire institutions.

This information is drawn from the Activity Survey produced by Prospects Services for the Department for Education and shows settled destinations for young people as of 1st November 2016.

/docs/Lutterworth_College_AS_School_Report_2016_PROSPECTS.pdf

 

CEIAG Activities Offered Throughout the Year

In the Autumn term, the focus for Year 13 is on completing their UCAS applications and most crucially writing a strong Personal Statement.  More information on this can be found on the Applying to University page: http://www.lutterworthcollege.com/Sixth-Form/UCAS/  

In the Spring term, Lutterworth College hosts a Careers Fair with representation from a range of local employers, accompanied by a CV Workshop for students to create a CV or improve upon a CV they already have. This event is aimed at any Year 11, 12 and 13 students with an interest in apprenticeships or alternatives to Higher or Further Education.  

Students are invited to take part in this event which allows them to liaise directly with industry contacts from a range of key occupational areas including IT, logistics, engineering, construction, sport and leisure, business, health and social care, accountancy and finance and the Forces, to investigate opportunities within the local area. 

In the Summer term the focus turns to the Year 10 students as they embark upon a Careers Education programme once a week, as part of PSHE, in preparation for their next step at post-16.  Students will complete the careers programme New Kudos; access relevant websites to understand about FE pathways open to them such as Further Education colleges, apprenticeships and will also touch upon Personal Statement writing and Higher Education, as well as creating a CV and cover letter.

Meanwhile all Year 12 students will begin to draft a UCAS Personal Statement in Mentor Time, ahead of registering with UCAS Apply in July as part of the Higher Education Morning . This event involves talks regarding Student Finance and how to write an effective Personal Statement and other useful information for them to consider as part of the process of choosing a university and course.  There is an Alternatives to Higher Education morning for those sure that university is not the right choice for them, involving local employers and working on students' employability skills.

 

GCSE Results Surgery Timescale

Thursday 24th August 2017

Time

Action

Venue

09.00-12.00

GCSE results release

Main hall

09.00-17.00

Enrolment of students from Year 11 into 12

 

ELC

 

 

09.00-17.00

Help Desk – students have not met entry grades and wish to discuss alternative pathways

 

Library

A Level Results Surgery Timescale

Thursday 17th August 2017

Time

Action

Venue

07.00-09.00

A level results release

Main hall

07.00-09.00

A level Help Desk

UCAS helplines available 07.30

 

H corridor computer rooms

09.00-11.00

AS level results release

Re-enrolment forms with results

Staff to direct to ELC

 

 Main hall

09.00-17.00

Re-Enrolment of students from Year 12 into 13

 

Help Desk – students have not met entry grades and wish to discuss alternative pathways / career options

 

 

ELC upstairs

 

Library