Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

Mrs Cottrell is the Work Related Learning Co-ordinator for Bebington High Sports College. She can be contacted via telephone on 0151 645 4154 or via email at acottrell@bebingtonhigh.com. As well as delivering impartial careers advice and guidance to students, Mrs Cottrell also co-ordinates the work experience for students in Year 10 and in Year 12. All Year 11 students are offered a careers appointment, and are given invitations , which are arranged via the front office in school. Careers advice is flexible and will cater to the needs of all of our students. Mrs Cottrell can advise as well as help with applications, chasing up any extra information you require. Mock interviews are arranged each year for Year 11 students and sixth form students if they require further interview experience from employers. Employability Skills Awareness Days are also available for students. There is an annual Careers Convention, where representatives are invited from Higher Education Institutions, Further Education Colleges, Training Providers, Employers and the Armed Forces.

WHO CAN BOOK?Year 11, 12 and 13 usually book appointments but Mrs Cottrell also sees any other students from all Year groups, if there are any students requiring the service slightly earlier.

WHERE IS THE CAREERS OFFICE?The Careers Office is on the same corridor as the Examinations Officer, and next to the Staff Room on the first floor.

WHAT IS CASCAID?As part of the careers guidance and education programme we deliver at Bebington High Sports College, Students have access to Kudos, the latest program from CASCAID.

KUDOSKudos is accessible online and we are encouraging the use of it at home to involve parents with the important decisions your child has to make about their future options.

Useful Web Addresses

This site bridges the gap between employment and learning. Supported by ex-teaching professionals, the site maps its information, advice and guidance around the careers education curriculum. They work with real businesses across all industries to provide accurate and helpful information about the world of work.

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Looking for Apprenticeships in Liverpool? Search for 1000's of vacancies now. Earn while you learn. Gain qualifications, vital experience and skill development. Top employers hiring now. Apply today to find your dream career.

https://careermap.co.uk/vacancies/Apprenticeships-Liverpool/

Whether you're deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, we're here to explain the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/careers

Helping teens to decide on their future can seem more of a challenge now than ever whether you are a parent, a carer or a teacher. But don't worry, professional help is on hand right here. So, whether you are worrying about advising your teen, helping them with choosing their career path, wanting sources of information and help, keen to look at different sectors, want help with understanding choices at 16 or choices at 18, or exploring taking a gap year, you've come to the right place – even if your teen has special needs to consider.

www.careersadviceforparents.org/

Careermag for Parents aims to connect students and their parents with high quality advice, guidance, university and apprenticeship opportunities. Deciding your next step after education can be daunting and your parents want to help provide you with the best support. Change can be overwhelming at the best of times and this can be a stressful period for both you and your parents. Careermag for Parents explores the vast array of careers and qualifications available and can help you and your parents to get in the know.

https://careermap.co.uk/subscribe-to-careermag/

Brought to you by the Careers Writers Association. Are you a parent thinking about career issues? Maybe your son or daughter is just about to leave school or college, is seeking a job or considering options? We recognise the need for clear, concise and impartial information on the choices available. So, let our experienced careers writers/advisers guide you through the maze of options with useful articles, news and updates. Parental Guidance is YOUR website!

www.parentalguidance.org.uk/

Shaping Futures, (also known as the Merseyside Collaborative Outreach Programme) is a new outreach programme for the Liverpool City Region formed by 12 local Higher Education (HE) providers and led by the University of Liverpool. As well as providing a number of opportunities for students in our school they also have a section offering links to advice and guidance for parents.

www.shaping-futures.org.uk/resources/

Careersbox is a free online library of careers related film, news and information. As the preferred digital new media partner to the Institute of Career Guidance, the largest careers body in the UK, Careersbox aim is to deliver the right information at the right time to careers advisers and job seekers. Our case study films show real people doing real jobs, giving viewers insight into careers across all sectors and helping them to find the right career.

www.careersbox.co.uk

Through our programs young people and adults can explore different career options, finding out more about specific roles, training, education and themselves as they developed their personalised careers plan. We enable them to understand how their own interests, skills and aspirations match different career options and present them with new ideas, helping to expand horizons.

www.cascaid.co.uk

icould is a small, dynamic charity, providing career inspiration and information for young people. We show what is possible in work and offer different ways to think about careers through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

icould.com

Here, you will find a world of information that will help you plan the best future for you. There are many links to resources to help you understand the education and careers options available at different stages in your journey, and information if you would like support with other life issues

www.merseyinteractive.com

The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

TARGETcareers helps young people to make smart decisions about their future. Investigate careers that interest you and decide whether to do an apprenticeship or go to university, then get applying. We've got the full list of UK undergraduate courses and advice on choosing between them, or you can search for apprenticeships with some of the country's biggest employers.

targetcareers.co.uk

U-Explore provides career guidance professionals with a difference. We advise you on the most effective support, directed by your priorities and tailored to your budget. We provide bespoke guidance services and are flexible to suit your requirements. We have expertise, teaching experience and understanding of how to deliver outstanding careers guidance.

www.u-explore.com

Access Kudos

To access the program please visit www.cascaid.co.uk/login and click on the 'Login or Register' button, your child can then log in using the access details given to them by their teacher. (The licence code is goalgain31). All CASCAID programs come with a comprehensive range of support materials including the Parents'/Carers' Guide to Careers Education & Guidance. This Guide will help you understand the options available to your child at each transition stage.

To view the Parents' Guide please visit www.cascaid.co.uk/support/products/kudos/getting-started/guides/

At Bebington High Sports College, our aim is to ensure that all students have the resources to fully explore and research their future options in order to make informed choices. We hope that you find Kudos useful and informative.

Kudos

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