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