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University and Careers support

  • Outstanding support for progression
  • Team of Careers Advisors available
  • Partnership working with universities and local employers
  • Programme of activities, events and 1-2-1 advice
  • School liaison work to help with choices whilst you are in Year 10 and 11

Support for university applicants

  • Explore degree courses and graduate destinations from different universities
  • Attend open days, conferences, curriculum based events and the annual Higher Education Fair with more than 120 universities present
  • Make full use of valuable resources such as Kudos, UCAS, Prospects and other key research sites
  • Attend information evenings on Options at 18, Higher Education and HE Finance
  • Prepare for admissions tests and mock interviews (as appropriate)
  • A 'Going to Uni' course delivered to all second year students by trained careers staff

Support for employment and apprenticeship applicants

  • 'Seeking Employment / Apprenticeships' course delivered to all second year students by trained careers staff
  • CV writing, soft-skills development, selling yourself to employers, and starting your own business: all these programmes are available within our E5 Programme
  • College Apprenticeships Team on hand to advise on opportunities to take up an Apprenticeship, either through college or elsewhere


  • ucas.com - advice on degree choice, entry requirements and links to all UK higher education providers
  • unistats.com - an extensive resource to help you compare provision at different universities, and consider the jobs graduates move on to after their degree
  • opendays.com - dates, details and booking instructions for university open days. All universities welcome Year 11 students and their families to open days, to help with post-GCSE course choices and later progression plans
  • nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk - information on careers sectors and individual job profiles
  • prospects.ac.uk - advice on types of jobs and careers associated with individual degree subjects
  • getingofar.gov.uk - the home website for all apprenticeship information and options

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