We can visit your school to provide support and guidance on the many post-16 options available to students when they leave school.
We have a programme of activities we can deliver to your school to ensure your students are supported and informed about their future options. Through our strong links with local employers and external institutions, we can help you develop your students’ knowledge and understanding of potential progression routes and the world of work.Our activities are designed to support schools meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
You can view the full programme of CEIAG sessions here.
Our careers and curriculum team can support your parent events with information, advice and guidance on life at college as well as hands on activities where appropriate.
Flexible for a range of year groups, assemblies are often the first introduction to college life for a student. These short sessions are a great starting point to excite and engage students in finding out more about a range of career and educational options.
We are delighted to attend any of your career events to meet and advise students on Further Education, (school leavers), Higher Education (university level) and Apprenticeships. Our resources will illustrate the exciting courses we offer. The connection we make with your students is important to us and we will ensure the relationship continues after the event with invitations to our open evenings.
We would love to invite you to Westminster Kingsway College and are happy to offer a taster day package bespoke to you and your students. Our subject staff are on hand to deliver interactive taster sessions and you are also welcome to select any of our engagement activities to be delivered on the day. We are happy to arrange separate Taster Days if you have specific requirements.
We are hosting a series of Spotlight events focusing on our vocational and creative industry subjects to give students the opportunity to get a taste of different subjects and help them decide which course is right for them.
|Title||Description||Year Group||Duration||Session Type||Gatsby Benchmarks|
|Student Life||This interactive taster will give students an insight into a day in the life of a college student. Students will explore our on-site facilities, work placement and volunteer opportunities along with all the added perks on campus.||Flexible||60 mins||Taster||5, 7|
|Exploring FE Courses||This session gives students an insight into vocational study and academic courses that we offer.||Year 9 – 11||30 mins||Presentation, Q&A||2, 5, 7|
|Careers Quiz||This fun-filled interactive session walks students through a careers quiz, identifying key skills that they have and how these are linked to different careers using the START profile.||Year 10 – 11||60 mins||Interactive Activity||2, 3, 4, 7|
|Sell Yourself / Mock Interviews||An engaging workshop which encourages students to recognise their skills, strengths and aspirations. Through a series of activities, students will learn the do’s and don’ts when producing a CV or personal statement. We understand how daunting an interview can be! This is why we offer a variety of mock interviews, which can be adapted for different job sectors/university interviews.||Year 10-11||60 mins||Interactive Activity||2, 3, 7|
|T-Levels Insights Session||T Levels are new two-year Level 3 technical programme that will sit alongside apprenticeships and A Levels within a reformed skills training system, primarily aimed at 16-18 learners.||Year 10-11||Flexible||IAG||2, 5, 7|
|Results Day Support||An informal advice session to reassure students and tackle any pre-results anxiety. The session will advise students what to do if they don’t get the results they expect and where to go for support.||Year 11||Flexible||IAG||8|
WestKing offers both one day per week ‘day release’ courses from Entry Level to Level 2 along with full time alternative provision courses. We interview each student so that we can advise and guide them to the right course for them.
Students can choose subject areas according to their interests, abilities, and intended career aims. An individual learning plan is prepared and carried out within well-equipped workshops and classrooms. Click here to find out more.