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CEIAG programme

Foyle College

CEIAG programme

The programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance includes:

Year 8-10

·                    Learning for Life and Work taught as a discrete lesson from Yr8-12.

·                    Year 10 discrete Careers Education one period per week.

·        Pupils complete an online careers mapping assessment (mindmill) to create a personality profile and suggested career options.

·                    In January Yr10 “Choosing Science event” (All day)

·                    Yr10 attend STEMNET event promoting careers in Maths.

·                    Young Enterprise “Learn to Earn” in Yr10 and “YE9” Year 9 and Yr8 “Moving On” develop teamwork skills and thinking creatively to develop a Business.

·                    Pupil handbook of Key Stage 4 courses.

·                    Presentation by individual Heads of Departments on course detail and career progression of each subject.

·                    Advice and Guidance offeredin a Question and Answer session (in form class) on subject choices conducted by Curriculum VP and HoD (Careers).

·                    Year 10 parent’s Evening includes a presentation to parents about subject choices.

·                    Interviews with careers advisers.

·                    All pupils are made aware of the NI Careers Service website (A-Z Careers and (Kudos)Cascaid software)

·                    Completion of initial Personal Career Plan.

Year 12

·                    LLW Employability taught by the form tutors includes lessons on Post 16 options, preparation for Work experience and the World of work including CV’s, interview skills.

·                    Individual interviews with DEL Careers Adviser (Anne Richardson)

·                    Careers noticeboard displays Apprenticeship opportunities in BT, KAINOS, NIE, Bombardier etc.

·                    Work Experience in February.

·                    Parents’ night/ subject consultations and NI Careers service available for Advice and Guidance.

·                    Pupil and Parent Post 16 Subject Information booklet including possible careers.

·                    A presentation by the NWRC on Further Education and prospectuses available for pupils to browse.

·                    Volunteering, Work Experienceand Apprenticeships opportunities displayed on Careers noticeboard. 

Year 13 & 14 (Sixth Form)

·                    Yr13 Careers lessons are delivered on Wednesday morning within the PSE programme.

·                    Yr13 work experience available to students as an alternative to Games on Wednesday Afternoon.

·                    Yr13 and Yr14: Health related careers workshops in Altnagelvin Hospital to inform and provide work experience.

·                    Medicine and Dentistry applicants two day work shadowing throughout the Hospital.

·                    Individual research project in Year 13 (University/ College course and Job research).

·                    Careers Advice and Guidance with one to one interviews with the Careers Advisers.

·                    Students are made aware of the Higher Apprenticeship opportunities in Industry. For example PwC.

·                    All Yr13 ICT students attend “Bring IT On” informing of the careers in the IT sector.

·                     UKCAT preparation in August.

·                    YR 14 Scottish Universities Trip (September).

·                    Yr14 Interview Skills Day (September)

·                    Visits to Northern Ireland University Open Days.

·                    Talks by representatives of a range of Universities/ NWRC.

·                    All Year 14 given individual advice and guidance on the UCAS process and post 18 options.

·                    Presentation to all Yr14 on Finance from a financial adviser.

·                    Yr14 students attend North West Regional College Open Days.

The above is in addition to the work carried out during Years 8 - 12 during Learning for Life and Work classes which includes activities focusing on the area of Employability.