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Year 7: What is Careers Education?

Year 7

Objective:  

To develop an understanding and expand knowledge of what Careers Education is. 

Outcomes: 

 

Describe which career sectors they are interested in. 

To understand what STEM is and give examples of STEM careers. 

To gain an exposure to a range of employability skills and meaningful interactive activities with a range of employers and employees. 

To describe their ideas how stereotypes have been challenged. 

Experience 

Delivery 

Audience 

CDI Framework Areas of Learning 

Barclays Life Skills – Finance Education 

Talent Foundry/Barclays employee volunteers 

Students 

11, 13 

Careers Ready Starters in Careers 

Teachers/lessons 

Students 

7, 11, 16 

Community Involvement in Fund raising for Mary’s Meals 

Form Tutors 

Students, Parents / Carers, Form Tutors, Pastoral Leaders 

5, 12 

Employability Skills 

Form Tutors 

Students 

3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 17 

Inspiring the Futures themed meaningful employer encounters: NHS and Aviation industry in 2020/1 

Teacher/Inspiring the Futures/drop down day 

Students 

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 16 

Medical Mavericks 

Employer and Keele University Higher Horizons Programme 

Students 

3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 17 

M&G Masterclass 

M&G workshop 

7B1 students 

1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 17 

Step into the NHS competition 

Teacher/drop down day 

Students 

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 16 

 

Year 8: exploring careers sectors in relation to options

Year 8: To explore ideas of careers sectors in relation to post-KS3 options

Objective:

To understand how to make appropriate decisions for Key Stage 4 in relation to post-16 and post-18 options.

 

Outcomes:

 

To be prepared to make the right personal choices of subjects at GCSE.

To continue to learn employability skills in relation to the workplace.

To gain an understanding of what ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ skills are.

To explore a range of STEM careers from different employment sectors.

To describe and explain how stereotypes have been challenged.

To have exposure to a wide range of meaningful encounters with employers and employees to ensure accurate LMI (labour market information) to help students to make informed decision on qualification routes and options.

Experience

Delivery

Audience

CDI Framework Areas of Learning

Careers Ready Starters in Careers

Teachers/lessons

Students

7, 11, 16

Community Involvement in Fund raising for Mary’s Meals

Form Tutors

Students, parents/carers, Form Tutors, Pastoral Leaders

5, 12

Dell: Powering Transformations

Employer:

Dell/ virtual

G&T students

B2, B3 girls

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 15

 

KPMG Work Ready

Employer:

Talent Foundry/virtual

Students

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11

National Careers Week

1st – 5th March 2021

Employer:

Severn Trent

Students

1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11, 16

Options Evening for Key Stage 4 Pathways

Parents’ Evening

Students, Parents / Carers

4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17

RAF workshop day – Engineering, Civilian occupations, Archaeologist, Forensic Science, Anthropology

Employers:

RAF

Wessex Archaeology

Students

4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15

STEM Careers and challenging stereotypes

Form Tutors

Students

3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 17

Year 9: Are you work fit?

Year 9: Are you work fit?

Objective:

To raise aspirations to be the best and learn new skills and resilience to succeed in the world of work.

Outcomes:

 

Describe which career sectors they are interested in.

To understand what STEM is and give examples of STEM careers.

To gain an exposure to a range of employability skills and meaningful interactive activities with a range of employers and employees.

To describe their ideas how stereotypes have been challenged.

Experience

Delivery

Audience

CDI Framework Areas of Learning

Army Careers

Employer

Students

4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15

 

Barclays Life Skills – Finance Education

Talent Foundry/Barclays employee volunteers

Students

11, 13, 17

Brilliant Club Scholar Programme

University

G&T and Pupil Premium students

1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 15

Careers Ready Starters in Careers

Teachers/lessons

Students

7, 11, 16

Civic responsibilities and Democracy in the UK

Employer

Students

3,5,6,7,9,11,12,17

Community Involvement in Fund raising for Mary’s Meals

Form Tutors

Students, Parents / Carers, Form Tutors, Pastoral Leaders

5, 12

Dell Meet the Team – Tech Careers

Employer/ virtual

Students

4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15

Keele University

University Higher Horizons programme – Future Selves

Students

1, 2, 3, 15, 16

National Careers Week

1st – 5th March 2021

Employer, University

Students

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12

Staffordshire University

University

Psychology Department

G&T Students

3, 5, 7, 9

World Skills – LMI, stereotypes

Form Tutors

Students

1, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10

 Year 10: Work and Workplace Experiences

Year 10: Work and Workplace Experiences

Objective:

To develop knowledge, skills and understanding of the workplace and prepare for their work experience placement, either virtually or face-to-face.

Outcomes:

 

To understand how to write effective applications.

To gain an understanding of the local labour market in relation to careers.

To learn about different post-16 career pathways, including T levels and Apprenticeships, local training providers and local Colleges.

To practice interview techniques in advance of work experience interviews.

To plan forward, and subsequently, reflect on the learning experience during a work placement, whether this is virtual or face-to-face.

Experience

Delivery

Audience

CDI Framework Areas of Learning

Army – Elite Skills Academy

Employer

Students

1, 2, 8, 9, 11, 15

Barclays Life Skills – Finance Education

Talent Foundry/Barclays employee volunteers

Students

11, 13, 17

Careers Ready Starters in Careers

Teachers/lessons

Students

7, 11, 16

Community Involvement in Fund raising for Mary’s Meals

Form Tutors

Students, Parents / Carers, Form Tutors, Pastoral Leaders

5, 12

Drone Coding Workshops with Skill Supply

Employer and Keele University Higher Horizons programme

Target Students in Computing (Drone Coding and the Law) and Geography (GIS)

4, 8, 9, 12, 15

Employability Programme, including two Level 1 qualifications

Training Providers

H band students

3, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17

National Apprenticeship Week February 2021

ASK Apprenticeships

Local Colleges

Training Providers

 

Students, Parents / Carers

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12

National Careers Week

1st – 5th March 2021

Employer, University

Students

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12

Post-16 progression pathways

University

Local Colleges

Local Training Providers

Students

10, 15, 16, 17

Preparing for the world of work – employability, interview skills and preparation, role of trade unions, employment law

Form Tutors

Students

4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17

Work Experience

Enterprise Advisor

Local Employers

Students

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16

Year 11: Post-16 Destinations

Year 11: Post-16 destinations

Objective:

To explore the full range of options available and secure a place at the chosen institution / employer for post-16 work related learning, study or another appropriate route.

 

Outcomes:

X

To explore the full range of options for post-16 study, work or training.

To be prepared to make the right personal choices of subjects at post-16 progression pathways.

To successfully apply for a place on their chosen course at a suitable institution.

To have exposure to a wide range of meaningful encounters with employers and employees to ensure accurate LMI (labour market information) to help students to make informed decision on qualification routes and options.

 

Experience

Delivery

Audience

CDI Framework Areas of Learning

Career Fairs

Employer

Local Colleges

Training Providers

Students, Parents/ Carers

3, 13, 14, 17

Careers Interview

Independent Careers Advisor

Individual student interview

3, 7, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

Careers Ready Starters in Careers

Teachers/lessons

Students

7, 11, 16

Community Involvement in Fund raising for Mary’s Meals

Form Tutors

Students, Parents / Carers, Form Tutors, Pastoral Leaders

5, 12

Employability programme, including Functional Skills in English and Maths

County Council / Entrust

Target students

1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 13

Great Minds Bus

University

Students

2, 10, 12, 15

National Apprenticeship Week February 2021

ASK Apprenticeships

Local Colleges

Training Providers

 

Students, Parents / Carers

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12

National Careers Week

1st – 5th March 2021

Employer, University

Students

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12

NCS opportunities

Employer

Students

8, 12, 14

Oxbridge mentoring programme

University

In-school

Target students

1, 2, 3, 14, 15, 16, 17

Post-16 progression pathways

University

Local Colleges

Local Training Providers

Students

2, 3, 10, 15, 16, 17

Preparing for post-16 life

Form Tutors

Students, Parents / Carers

4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16

Sixth Form: Post-18 Destinations

6th Form: Post-18 destinations

Objective:

To explore the full range of options available and secure a place at the chosen institution / employer for post-18 work related learning, study or another appropriate route.

Outcomes:

 

To explore the full range of options for post-18 study, work or training.

To be prepared to make the right personal choices of subjects at post-18 progression pathways.

To successfully apply for a place on their chosen course at a suitable institution.

To have exposure to a wide range of meaningful encounters with employers and employees to ensure accurate LMI (labour market information) to help students to make informed decision on qualification routes and options.

To understand university entrance requirements and how to write effective UCAS applications, including Personal Statements.

To have the opportunity to practice interview technique for university interviews and, where necessary, be adequately prepared for entrance exams and/or interviews.

Experience

Delivery

Audience

CDI Framework Areas of Learning

Career Fairs

Employer

Local Colleges

Training Providers

Students, Parents/ Carers

3, 13, 14, 17

Careers Interview

Independent Careers Advisor

Individual student interview

3, 7, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

Community Involvement in Fund raising for Mary’s Meals

Form Tutors

Students, Parents / Carers, Form Tutors, Pastoral Leaders

5, 12

Enrichment Programme

Form Tutors and Pastoral Lead

University

Volunteering organisations

Charities

Students

8, 12, 14, 17

Great Minds Bus

University

Students

2, 10, 12, 15

National Apprenticeship Week February 2021

ASK Apprenticeships

Local Colleges

Training Providers

 

Students, Parents / Carers

4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12

NCS opportunities

Employer

Students

8, 12, 14

Oxbridge mentoring programme

University

In-school

Target students

1, 2, 3, 14, 15, 16, 17

University Open Days

University

Students, Parents / Carers

3, 13, 14, 17