With the introduction of Unifrog we now have additional term time modules that are delivered during form sessions that address vital CEIAG information for each year group. These support our existing comprehensive CEIAG programme. The advantage to Unifrog is that it allows us to measure the success of our programme at the platform is managed and accessed by form tutors, students, parents and careers and this data goes straight into our compass evaluation.
As students’ progress through the years the resources become more tailored and we use the feedback from regular surveys and careers meetings with a professional to address individual need.
We have careers connect who are provided with copies of all the local prospectus by our careers co-ordinator. She will discuss and share these with the students and they are available for them to take away. We have weekly updates on our social media that identifies the LMI and educations the students in popular current jobs.
For the lower years we have the set modules which cover topics like LMI, skills and attributes, communication skills, career paths, financing, employment types and many more. The programme is tailored to give them everything they need before they reach year 11 so they are inspired to start thinking about their own pathway.
We also have a close relationship with shaping futures who are scheduled to deliver vital CEIAG information to all our students with a focus on NEET and target ward learners. They will be delivering tailored information to each learner through our programme plan with them. We have also been given two amazing opportunities this year and we have been selected to be part of the Case study for schools which gives us a deeper assessment of the impact of careers at OCA and alongside this we will receive further bespoke resources for our learners and a small funding pot to help enhance our programme further. We have also been selected to be part of ‘The brilliant club’ this is an opportunity for 12 of our year 10 students to participate and receive access to a challenging online programme of university-style study. This is based on The Brilliant Club’s scholar’s programme. The brilliant club are an award winning organisation which aims to widen access for outstanding pupils in non-selective state schools to the UKs most selective universities. The 12 students enrolled will participate in 6 group tutorials with trained PHD tutors and the content covered will be super-curricular and based on the tutors own PHD research. We feel this is a great opportunity to our students to receive valuable experience in high level education.
The links below will take you to a wide range of careers websites giving you up to date information to help you plan your future.
|Career Connect||Local & national careers resources.|
|Career Connect: Jobs for Tomorrow||Where will the jobs be in Merseyside in the future? Information on 4 Growth Areas – Visitor Economy, Knowledge Economy, Low Carbon Economy & Super Port.|
|National Careers Service||Careers advice and information on a wide range of jobs & training courses.|
|National Apprenticeships||Local apprenticeship vacancies and information on apprenticeships|
|Careers Box||National online careers film and video library. Real people, real jobs|
|icould||Find out about jobs from people who are working in them. Videos, articles & quizzes.|
|Plotr||Explore different career worlds.|
|Tomorrow’s Engineers||Inspiration, advice and information on the different routes into engineering and the types of jobs on offer.|
|Futuremorph||Career opportunities in Science & Maths.|
|Go Construct||Information on careers in the Construction industry from graduate jobs to Apprenticeships and everything in between.|
|Bright Knowledge||Guide to careers, education & student life.|
|Studential||A guide to GCSEs, A levels, apprenticeships & university|
|Growing ambitions||Career routes & job profiles|
|NHS careers information||Careers and work experience in the NHS|
|UCAS||A wide range of information on universities and how to apply|
|Which? university guide||what to study, where to go and how to get there|
|Buzz Quiz||The Buzz personality profile quiz helps you discover more about what makes you tick and what you’re naturally good at.|
|Not going to uni||Alternatives to university including apprenticeships and other training routes.|
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