Careers & IAG

This is our IAG Page where you can find information about your future career pathways.  Please use this page along with the useful websites listed at the bottom to help you.
Mr P Ollett

Teacher of PE, S&E| IAG & Careers Lead, pollett@tmws.co.uk

Careers Education Team 

Dr Rachael Fell Chambers – Careers Governor Link

Paul Ollett  -Teacher PE, S&E – Careers Leader

Luke Savage – Assistant Headteacher – PP/Disadvantaged Champion

Careers Adviser – Jenny Dale – GP Careers Consultants

Jodie Sutton – HOY 7 – Transition Lead – Careers Facilitator

Sara Thirlwell – HOY 8 – Careers Facilitator/Careers Child Protection

Amy Brooke – HOY 9 – Careers Facilitator

Nicky Grayson – HOY 10– Careers Facilitator/Vocational Learning Co-ordinator

Mamta Joshi  – HOY 11 – Careers Facilitator

Kirsty Woodhead – SENCO/Careers Facilitator

Karen Woodhead – Assistant SENCO/Careers Facilitator

Claire McCall –  Learning Mentor/Careers Advice

Zoe  Jacobson – Careers Visits Administrator

Useful Careers Websites

There are a range of useful websites to help you research different careers and Post-16 Options.

National Careers Service

(information about college courses and a wide range of careers)

Log on Move On

(careers information and college applications for the Humber Region)

Apprenticeships

(information about apprenticeships, vacancies and how to apply for them)

how2become.com

Are the UK’s leading careers & educational information & development website. From here, you can learn how to write a CV, complete an application form, pass psychometric tests & also how to pass any job interview.

Career Pilot

UCAS Progress

I Could

(film clips of jobs and ‘buzz quiz’)

Careers Box

(film clips of jobs)

Careers Education at TMWS is some of the best available

Post-16 Information for Parents/Carers and Students

Preparing for Post-16 courses can be an overwhelming and stressful experience for both students and parents. There are a lot of terms and qualifications types that you may have not come across before and that can be confusing.

Hopefully, the following guide will help to answer some of those questions. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Ollett, who will be able to answer your questions.

 

‘A’ Levels – Level 3 Qualifications

 ‘A’ Level qualifications are more academic in nature and focus on traditional study skills. They usually take two years to complete.

Entry requirements vary according to which Post-16 Provider students wish to apply for and which subjects they wish to study. Typically, students will be expected to have achieved 5 9-4 Grades including English and Maths. Many courses will ask students to have achieved a Grade 5 or above in the subject they wish to study.

From 2015, the Government introduced changes to ‘A’ Level subjects. These changes mean that the new reformed ‘A’ Levels will be ‘linear’, with all assessment undertaken at the end of two years of study.

The subjects that will be linear from 2015 are English Language, English Literature, English Language & Literature, the Sciences, History, Psychology, Art & Design, Business Studies and Computing.

The remaining subjects will continue as before, with students gaining half their marks assessed through the AS qualification in the first year of study. AS Levels are equivalent to half an A Level. Some students gain an AS qualification and then do not complete the second year to achieve an A Level.

Some Post-16 providers will ask students to select 4 A Level subjects. Some will ask students to select up to 5 A Level subjects.

Upon successful completion of a Level 3 qualification students will be in a position to go into the workplace or apply for University (Level 4) courses.

 

Vocational Courses

Vocational qualifications offer a more practical approach to learning that relates to specific jobs or industries e.g. childcare, business, sport.Unlike A Levels, there are different “Levels” of vocational qualifications.

 

Entry Level – Up to 1 Year

There are often no formal entry requirements for these courses, which are designed to provide students with essential life and study skills. Entry Level programmes can help prepare students to begin Level 1 Courses.

Level 1 – 1 Year

Level 1 qualifications are equivalent to GCSE 4-1 grades. Students will usually need to have gained 3 and 4 grades in their GCSEs to study a Level 1 programme.  Successful completion of Level 1 courses can allow students to progress to Level 2 courses.

Level 2 – 1 Year

Level 2 qualifications are equivalent to GCSE 9-5 grades. Students will usually be expected to have achieved at least four GCSEs at grade D or above to enrol on one of these programmes, although requirements can vary according to which Post-16 Provider students wish to attend.  Successful completion of Level 2 courses can allow students to progress to Level 3 courses.

Level 3 – 2 Years

Level 3 vocational qualifications are equivalent to three ‘A’ Levels so students will usually need to have achieved at least five GCSE passes at grade 5 or above to enrol on these programmes. However, requirements can vary according to which Post-16 Provider students wish to attend.  Upon successful completion of a Level 3 qualification students will be in a position to go into the workplace or apply for university courses, which are Level 4 and above.

 

Functional Skills:

These courses cover Maths, English and ICT (computer skills). Students are often instructed by colleges to complete Functional Skills in addition to their chosen courses if they haven’t gained the relevant GCSE pass grades 9-4

 

Apprenticeships – Level 2, 3 or 4 Qualifications

Apprenticeships allow students to earn while they learn. They combine on-the-job experience with college based study. Apprenticeships are Government-funded programmes.

However, students need to approach work places to arrange apprenticeships because many apprenticeships are not advertised until June / July. Students also need to ensure that the employer has, or is willing to establish, a formal relationship with a college for the college based study element of the Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships can be Level 2, 3 or 4. The entry  requirements vary considerably depending of the Level of the qualification.

Careers Education Plan

Year Group IAG Work to be Covered
7 Introduction to Careers Guidance
PBS Business Partnership
Famous Alumni Visit (Y7-9)
Employers/Careers Fair (Y7-9)
KCOM WiME Talk to PP Pupils
National Careers Week
Log on, Move on access
8 Careers Education Continued – PD Day 4 – Intro LOMO, School Website, LMI Humber, BBC Careers Website
Business Enterprise Day
Apprenticeship, Technical and Enterprise Qualification Workshops
Employers/Careers Fair
Steps to Success Presentation
Log on, Move on access
9 ACE Day – Aim Higher (PD Day 3) – Hull University Visit
Options Info – Tasters
Skills for Working Life Group (Taster)
Year 9 Options Evening (HETA Present)
Log on, Move on access
WiME Visit to Hull Guildhall
Tech Expo, Humber Visit
PD Day 4 LMI and Business/Sectors Sessions
Apprenticeship and Technical Qualifications Presentations
S & E Lessons Careers Content
10 PD Day 2 Workshops from East Riding Skills Partnership (Study Skills, Exam Stress, Career Planning and Uni Applications)
PD Day Workshops – (Post-16 Providers)
Careers/Banking/Budgeting – PD Day
Selby College Taster Visit
ER College Taster Visit
YFS Involvement with “At Risk” students
Pupil interviews with employers.
Careers Interviews with Sue Tunstall (Purple Patch Careers)
Log on, Move on access
Skills Humber Event Visit
Foundation Live Visit
Apprenticeship and Technical Qualifications Presentations
Wyke College Interviews @ TMWS
S & E Lessons Careers Content
Work Experience Week – July
11 PD Day 2 Workshops from East Riding (Study Skills, Exam Stress, Career Planning and Uni Applications)
Progression Event (October Yearly) – Specialist SEN group workshop
Assemblies – Post 16 Providers (York College, Bishop Burton, ER College, Wyke College)
Interviews with Sue Tunstall – (Tuesday)
Pupil Premium Pupils – Mentoring
Log on, Move on access
Apprenticeship and Technical Qualifications Presentations
S & E Lessons Careers Content

 

 

 

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