Provider Access Statement and Careers Programme
Greenhead College is fully committed to providing first class CEIAG as set out in the Government’s Careers Strategy (2017) and Statutory Guidance for Further Education Colleges and Sixth Form Colleges (January 2023) referred to in our CEIAG policy. We hold the National Quality Standards Award (July 2022) which was assessed against the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks.
Example of student careers activities during their A Level studies (& for parent/carers information)
Part of our adherence to the Provider Access component of the statutory guidance is to ensure that every student is entitled to find out about the whole range of post 18 options, including technical and apprenticeship qualifications and opportunities as well as Further and Higher Education courses. To that end we invite local and national providers to a range of events and activities as outlined in the evidence for Gatsby Benchmark 7 in the Careers Activity Summary above. There are already 1,500 employers on our work-shadowing database and several hundred more employers and training providers on the Careers Department database who give presentations, conduct mock interviews, facilitate employability skills sessions, attend careers events and help with enterprise activities. If you are an employer or training provider and would like to forge a link with the college, you can either contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or Zoe Smith (Careers Leader) email@example.com or by telephoning the college (01484 422032).
If you would like to conduct your own internet research, whether you are interested in Higher Education, Further Education, Apprenticeships, Employment and Training or taking a Gap Year, the links under the relevant titles below should assist you with this search.
The Careers Library
The Careers Library is open to students 8.30am - 4.00pm daily and contains:
- Careers Literature
- Careers Magazines
- Computer data-bases
- FE/HE Prospectuses
- Directories & Degree Courses Guides
- Information on Job Opportunities, including part-time employment
- Information on Study/Work Abroad
- Information on Student Finance
- Information on personal support eg. health, housing
Applications for Higher Education, Employment and Apprenticeships
Students are given guidance on methods of application eg writing a CV, writing a letter of application, filling in an application form for a job, higher apprenticeship, further or higher education, and coping with interviews. All students have the opportunity to experience a mock interview.
For those wishing to defer entry to HE, information is available for paid and unpaid opportunities in the period between A Levels and university.
www.ucas.com: good all round search site for universities, opportunities for gap years, apprenticeships & traineeships
https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship: Find an Apprenticeship. The Government apprenticeship search site
https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/: Skills quizzes, job profiles, course opportunities
https://ck.mydirections.co.uk/: Information from C&K Careers
Do you know where you are going?
Talk to your tutor first, if you’re still unclear, why not book an appointment with one of the careers team? It’s easy, just follow the links on the careers page on Moodle to our online booking system. Careers appointments last 30 minutes; students can book as many as they need. These can be conducted face to face, via Teams or telephone as requested. If you have a quick query, pop in and speak to our Careers Assistant or a Careers Adviser.
Students can book careers interviews with our Careers Advisers, Zoe Smith (Careers Leader) or Claire Stainton and with staff from C+K Careers. Interviews are bookable throughout the week via our online booking system on Moodle. Careers Advisers are also available at Open Evenings.