Students should be encouraged to research all the options before making decisions. It is perfectly acceptable to apply for several options and to make a final decision once they have received their GCSE results next August. Most establishments have an “Open Day” which they should also attend.
If you have any questions about CEAIG at Springwell Community College, please contact any of the people below:
Springwell Careers Advisor
Faculty Leader for PSHE
School prospectuses are available in the Careers Library, or on the internet from individual school websites. Students should research carefully the full range of courses available and visit schools they are considering. Some sixth forms prefer early applications – i.e. before Christmas. Students need to check this to avoid disappointment.
Local colleges offer a wide variety of vocational qualifications and general education courses. College prospectuses are available in the Careers Library and on the internet from college websites. Interested students are encouraged to visit colleges on open days. Some college courses are very competitive and require early application, i.e.careers before Christmas.
Sixth Forms and Colleges have bursary funds to assist with the cost of full time education. You will need to enquire with each individual establishment as to what their arrangements are.
Work-based training gives young people the chance to gain qualifications whilst they are working, usually in a training centre. They will work towards an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification). Centre based trainees may be eligible to apply for a bursary. Try looking on the apprenticeship websiteand/or click on the Apprenticeships link at the bottom of this page.
Work Study Programme
Some training providers offer this as a short programme, often 18 weeks or more at level 1 to ‘bridge the gap’ between school and college/work/other opportunities. A range of qualifications at level 1 can be achieved following a 6-12 month course – depending on the provider.
With the raising of the school leaving age, students now in Year 11 will be expected to remain in education until age 18. This may involve A levels, college, an apprenticeship or any job with nationally recognised training. Students can contact companies, talk to contacts, read local newspapers or look at.
Child Benefit When your Child Turns 16
Your child benefit stops on 31st August on or after your child’s 16th birthday if they leave education or training. It continues if they stay in approved education or training, but you must tell the Child Benefit Office. For more information go to:.
Students should be encouraged to research all the options before making decisions. It is perfectly acceptable to apply for several options and to make a final decision once they have received their GCSE results next August. Most establishments have an ‘Open Day’ which they should also attend.
Who to contact if you have any CEIAG questions:
|Jemma Barrett||Springwell Careers Adviser|
|Mr Livingstone||Associate SLT with responsibility for CEIAG|
|Mr Jacques||Faculty Leader for PSHE (including careers)|
|Mrs Cheetham||LRC Manager|
|Mrs Woodhouse||HPA Co-ordinator and HE Guidance Leader|
You can also talk to your Student Progress Leader, Form Tutor or any member of Springwell staff.
Students need to make their own account to use this software.
You may need the licence code to do this. The licence code is: steptest26
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