Careers help in the holidays
Holidays are a good time for students to be thinking about their future plans and finding out what’s available. You can use CareersEtc, our virtual careers centre, anytime day or night to look up information about jobs, training and apprenticeships, further and higher education.
Here are suggestions for things you can do on CareersEtc:
• Speak to a careers adviser from the National Careers Service helpline by clicking on the National Careers Service in Quick Links
• Type a word or phrase in the search box to find the information you are looking for
• Browse the resources on CareersEtc. Click the navigation bar and choose from Y7,8&9, Y10-11, Y12-13, parents/carers
• Choose a careers video that you want to watch from the hundreds available from iCould, Careersbox and pods4jobs. Use the search box to find them quickly
• Click Apprenticeships in Quick links to go to the national Apprenticeships website
You can access CareersEtc by logging on to the VLE and go to the careers pages
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
Careers Education, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is taught within the Personal Development Programme which also encompasses aspects required by the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE), Citizenship and Healthy Schools agendas. We endeavour to embed as many of the requirements as possible within the normal curriculum. For years 7, 8 and 9 they work on the programme with their tutors, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Years 10 and 11 follow the same format with their tutor but also have one discreet lesson in their timetable.
Where possible, there will be six units of six lessons to cover all the aspects required by the Personal Development curriculum during the college year. Lesson plans and resources are provided to ensure a consistent quality.
At the end of the unit, there is an opportunity for the student to review and complete an evaluation sheet. This will then contribute to the final review of the year. The student will have grade and a PDP report within the normal reporting system.
Whilst they are with us, the students will be developing their Careers Management skills as well as learning more about themselves, their strengths and weaknesses. They will learn how to develop their strengths and address any weakness they may identify, whilst learning about the world of work and understanding about personal and global finance.
Our aim is to allow our students to develop and grow in confidence during their time at Kings International College for Business & the Arts in order to leave on their chosen path as mature and responsible citizens.
The Careers Programme:
Review transition to Secondary School and the skills needed to do this successfully.
‘This is me’ Strengths and weaknesses/Learning styles
World of work
Enterprise (Through the Giving Nation project)
Careers decisions and choices
Work Related Learning.
Work Related Learning and Enterprise
CV and letters