Positive Steps 16-What YOU need to be doing- the best approach
- Read the Post 16 application flowchart approach PDF- this explains what you need to do to manage and respond to your applications so they become accepted offers
- Log on to your chosen college websites to access the latest information to do with:
- Recruitment and selection process
- Access virtual tours and Q & A sessions
- COVID Updates and college responses to the pandemic
- Student support and finance/ bursaries
Latest College updates - June 2020
- AFDA: http://afdaleicester.co.uk/
Beachamp City Sixth Form: https://www.beauchampcity.org.uk/
Beachamp College: https://www.beauchamp.org.uk/prospective-students/post-16/introduction/
Leicester College: https://leicestercollege.ac.uk/
Loughborough College: https://www.loucoll.ac.uk/coronavirus
Stephenson College: https://stephensoncoll.ac.uk/coronavirus-update.php
We have the ethos that it is never too early to consider your future, indeed, your options later may well be affected by the decisions you make. The best advice is to gather as much advice and support as you can.
Growth in career sectors - which pathways should we be considering? Let’s examine current Government advice as to which employment sectors are projected to offer the most future growth. Where does your child's best prospects lie?
We access many sources of information through professional networks, Internet digital based resources, collaborative partnerships complimented by experienced staff who are passionate about your child’s future.
Parents and Carers often ask ‘How can we help?’ Be a research buddy, explore together the range of learning and training opportunities and navigate through it together. Come along to parent evenings, parent and student events and be an active Babington Community member. Access the resources on here and become aware of application deadlines; extra- curricular activities; online tools you can use too; who is who and how they can help you child to succeed. Click on the UCAS Progress link and find out more about the online application process your child will use in year 11 to apply for post 16 options. Refer to the year 11 calendar and checklist and encourage your child to keep on track with their application process.
Links to useful websites
Labour Market Information
Find out and compare information about different jobs in the UK.
|What - Student opportunities to discover WIIFM (What’s in it for me)|
How we deliver careers education
|How - Practical application, how do we deliver an exciting Careers development programme here at Babington|
|Year Group||Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) enhancement|
Work experience who, how and why
Work Experience is offered to a select group of Year 10 students. Students take part in a realistic recruitment and selection process involving an interview for potential candidates. We work with the Leicestershire Education Business Company insert website who match placements to student preference.
Student comments from some of those who took part in 2017
I would rate my work experience an 8/10, everyone has determination a really valuable characteristics. If I find things boring I have been resilient , initiated conversations with the people and asked for extra things to do
I learned so much, how to communicate and work with different personalities. I learned tolerance. I have learned to do mundane tasks which enabled me to complete the more challenging ones
I feel confident to work with the staff at the nursery and use my creative skills. I made peg people, super heros; taught the little ones to weave and made mud pies! I met and greeting the parents in the morning. I feel more confident I pushed myself and asked the staff if I could help them
I have been pushed outside my comfort zone. My placement was better than I thought it would be. I got a taste of what it is like in the real life work place
I created an author display board in the library, I created a year 7 ‘go Fish’ activity appropriate to reading level where students pick a fish then find the book. I offered my thoughts on a themed induction day
Don’t think work experience is easy, prepare, be professional, read your paperwork and understand what you need to do
Do it even if its random you will learn things and challenge yourself
Great opportunity, grab it!. Research about the placement, practice the skills specific to the role . SMILE and be friendly
What Employers said, feedback 2017
Great attitude and work ethic
Best student we have had so far!
Worked well within the team and completed all the tasks given; very professional with a good sense of humour
Excellent worker and a positive performer
It has been a pleasure to have xx this week. He is a very likeable young man
An excellent student who made the most of their opportunity with us. Always well presented, always early, very polite. The work completed was to an excellent standard, well beyond there years. We would gladly welcome them back for more work experience ir even the Summer job in the future