Greenhead College awarded National Quality in Careers Standard

Greenhead College is delighted to be awarded the prestigious Quality in Careers Standard for its outstanding careers provision, which was presented to the College by Martin Green, CEO of C&K Careers following its recent assessment. The College is the first in Kirklees & Calderdale to achieve this standard and is one of the first nationally.

The National Quality Standard is the single national quality award for careers, education, information, advice and guidance in schools and colleges, which is aligned with the Gatsby Benchmark Framework. Upon recent and rigorous assessment, Greenhead College was deemed ‘outstanding’ in all areas meaning all students at the College have access to an outstanding careers provision tailored to their own individual requirements.

Commenting on the award, Martin Green, CEO of C&K Careers said:

“I am delighted to present Greenhead College with the Quality in Careers Standard. The standard demonstrates that the students attending Greenhead College are provided with an outstanding offer of careers related learning and experiences. The College has been rigorously assessed independently by C and K Careers and has been found to be fully compliant with all aspects of the standard including the Gatsby benchmarks.”

The College’s careers provision includes, but is not limited to; 1:1 tailored careers advice and guidance, substantial employer engagement including regular speakers from a range of organisations, the College’s large scale project and work shadowing scheme in which over 1200 students take part each year and the College’s annual Options @18 Fair, in which over 70 employers, universities and gap year organisations attend.

Principal of Greenhead College, Simon Lett said:

“This award recognises that Greenhead College students have access to an excellent careers programme that is tailored to their individual needs. Our students have a huge range of opportunities to learn from employers and develop their employability skills through first-hand experience of the workplace.”