Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

Angela Cottrell is the Work Related Learning Co-ordinator for Bebington High Sports College. As well as delivering impartial careers advice and guidance to students, Angela 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. Angela 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 Angela 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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