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Current Students

FUTURES

Careers Entitlement 2019/20

All students will have the opportunity to:  

  • Access the Futures Zone during College hours; a dedicated Careers area staffed by a team of advisers & well stocked with careers information.
  • Have a 1-1 appointment with a professionally trained impartial Careers and Progression adviser.
  • Attend an annual HE event supported by UCAS/Universities
  • Attend an annual Employability and Apprenticeship Week supported by local and national employers.
  • Receive information & advice on applying to University, personal statements and preparing for the world of work such as CV support and mock interviews at key points of the year via the College’s tutorial programme.
  • Explore undertaking high quality and relevant work experience or volunteering supported by the Work Experience Officer.
  • Access information and resources from the internal Futures Zone MySFC site.
  • Attend immersion days and careers events with a range of employers.
  • Attend a wide variety of in-college HE & employers talks throughout the year.
  • Receive regular information about opportunities to attend a range University taster courses & masterclasses.
  • Access Careers software programmes to explore career options & labour market information.
  • Receive regular information advertising apprenticeships.
  • Identify &  develop relevant employability skills gained through the Curriculum.
  • Feedback their views on the quality of the careers programme.

Work Experience/Experience of Work Expectations

  • All students to engage in at least one week (or equivalent)  relevant work experience activity (including volunteering and mentoring) each year.
  • Students undertaking T Levels to engage in 315 hours (45-60 days) of an Industry Placement as part of their qualification. 
  • All students offered support in sourcing work experience from a member of the college Futures Team.

All Parents can expect:

  • To be able to make an appointment to discuss their son or daughter’s career options.
  • To be invited to careers related events.
  • To be informed about opportunities that their son or daughter can access.
  • To receive important information about UCAS.
  • To have the opportunity to feedback their views on the quality of the careers programme.
 

Level 3 Foundation Programme

Year 1

Year 2

Autumn Term

Revision Plan and importance of passing GCSEs

Support with course changes

Progression target setting

Introduction to Work Experience/ Support in completing work experience

CV Workshops

Personal Statement workshops

Complete UCAS Applications

Apprenticeship Applications

Mock Interviews

Spring Term

CV/ Employability Skills

Employability & Apprenticeship Week

Progression Options – continue L3 at SFC or alternative ed

1-1 Careers interview before Progression discussion

Introduction to HE

Employability & Apprenticeship Week

UniFrog – Progression Post-18 Options

Support in completing work experience

CV, Application & Interview Skills

Employability & Apprenticeship Week

UCAS Offers/ Rejections

Summer Term

Support for those who aren’t continuing at SFC

UCAS Event 

UCAS Event

UCAS Registration

Start Personal Statements

Clearing information

Confirming offers

Support in securing  alternatives to HE

HELP!?

If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

E: admissions@stokesfc.ac.uk