Our comprehensive programme of Careers Education/Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) begins in Year 7 and is coordinated by our Careers/IAG Coordinator. It is delivered through PSHEE/Citizenship, suspended timetable activities and via group work in the Guidance Centre. The programme is designed to raise student’s aspirations, enable them to access and receive impartial IAG along with the opportunity to develop skills, explore post 14 & 16 progression routes and enable students to make well informed realistic decisions and manage transitions confidently.
The CEIAG programme is supported and enhanced by a range of activities including visiting speakers, ‘taster visits’ and specific themed workshops. Christ the King has forged strong links with industries, businesses, colleges, training providers and Armed Forces who provide valued support, help students develop employability skills and enrich the programme. The purpose is to give students the opportunity to explore careers, investigate works and understand the ever changing labour market.
Christ the King has a well resourced Guidance Centre where students can access impartial Information, Advice & Guidance on all progression routes and careers. Mrs Creeley, who is the Careers/IAG Coordinator at CtK is a fully qualified Careers Adviser and also provides support and guidance at daily drop-in sessions as well as undertaking one to one guidance interviews to investigate career pathways for students in Years 9, 10, and 11.
In addition to IAG at CtK, students and parents can visit the ‘National Careers Service’ website or use their helpline to access independent IAG. Visit https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/ or call 0800 100 900 for further information and independent advice on careers and training opportunities and links to other useful websites and career tools.
Students have access to a wide range of online career guidance tools and websites which are easily accessible via the links and information provided on Firefly/Students/My Careers section.
Students can use PLOTR, an excellent free online career advice, discovery and exploration resource. Students can research and explore a wide range of opportunities via video links and interactive quizzes and games.
There is extra information available on various websites for both students and parents. These can be accessed by clicking the links below.
Going to University http://search.ucas.com/
Other useful websites which students and parents might find useful: