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Careers Programme Information and guidance

All pupils in years 10-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:


Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

Career skills fair

Meetings with career professionals

Technical/vocational tasters at local college/s, and training providers.

Meetings with career professionals.

Visits to universities raising aspiration.

Assembly and tutor group opportunities.

Meetings with career professionals.

CV and writing skills.

Year 11

Career skills fair.

Post-16 provider open evenings: regarding A-level, Applied General, technical and vocational and apprenticeships.

Careers 1:1 interviews.

Post-16 applications.

Careers 1:1 interviews.

Confirmation of post-16 destinations.

Year 12

Higher Education Fair for a variety of HE providers including local Further Education colleges.

Post-18 assembly – higher and degree apprenticeships.

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options.

Meetings with career professionals.

Small group sessions: future education, training and employment.

Options meetings with career professionals.

Year 13

Workshops – HE and higher apprenticeship applications.

1:1 career interviews.

Meetings with career professionals.

1:1 career interview.

Confirmation of post-18 education destinations for all pupils.

The current provision will be reviewed through meeting the Gatsby benchmarks for careers provision. We will be focusing on interviewing a range of stakeholders, producing an annual report of careers and the impact. This will form as part of our college’s review of Careers Information and Guidance in July 2021.

Provider Access Policy Statement

  • Students at Waverley Studio College are entitled to independent careers guidance from Year 10 to Year 13. This Entitlement is designed to reflect the three core aims outlined in the Career Development Institute framework:
  • Developing yourself through careers, employability and enterprise education
  • Learning about careers and the world of work
  • Developing your career management and employability skills
  • Students in Year 10 have access to a work experience week
  • Students in Year 12 and 13 have access to work experience, at least one day a week (two days in Childcare)
  • All Provider access requests and contacts should be directed to the ‘Learn to Work’ Team on 0121 446 2781 or to andy@learntowork.org.uk
  • All Provider access requests will be granted where delivery is logistically viable and content increases pupil aspiration and awareness of future opportunities
  • Providers can expect contact from the ‘Learn to Work’ Team to schedule delivery arrangements within five working days of an access request being accepted
  • Post 16/Post 18 Providers are always welcome to leave prospectuses for display and distribution to pupils, please contact the details above to arrange delivery

Email: enquiry@waverleystudiocollege.co.uk marked for the attention of the Careers Leader: Mrs R Satti