Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
The provision for Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an important part of our curriculum at The Marvell College. We believe that an exciting programme of activities, events, opportunities and experiences is vital in helping to ensure that our students are well placed to make informed choices about the next stage of their education, employment or training when they leave The Marvell College.
Aims and Objectives:
• To ensure that all students at the school receive a stable careers programme.
• To enable all students to learn from information provided by the career and labour market.
• The CEIAG programme should be individual and address the needs of each student.
• To link the curriculum learning to careers learning.
• To provide students with a series of encounters with employers and employees.
• To provide students with experiences of workplace(s).
• To ensure that students have a series of encounters with further and higher education.
• To provide each student with the opportunity to receive personal guidance.
A strong CEIAG programme from Year 7 to 11 inspires students to plan their journey towards a career that fulfils their ambition and in doing so, work hard to develop the knowledge and skills that they need to play an active part in the job markets of the future. Through our curriculum we also challenge and support students in developing important values and personal characteristics that will help them meet the demands of the careers of the future. These include things such as pride, resilience, perseverance, adaptability and teamwork.
The School will assess the impact of its careers programme on students by completing an annual student survey and analysing destinations data in line with activities that they have taken part in at school. In addition, the views of students and parents will be surveyed after key events eg: the Careers Information Evening and Year 10 Work Experience.
2018/2019 0.4% NEETS
2017/2018 0.6% NEETS
2016/2017 No NEETS
2015/2016 No NEETS
Our CEIAG programme is continually under review as we consider the needs and views of our students. Updates will also be made in line with guidance received from the Government and local industry partners who support us in the design of our CEIAG curriculum. An overview of our CEIAG provision is available below.
In order to provide a programme for CEIAG that is of the highest standard we work towards fulfilling ‘The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance’ which are detailed below. These are an important part of the Governments Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents.
1. A stable careers programme - Every school should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by students, parents, teachers, governors and employers.
2. Learning from career and labour market information - All students and parents should have access to high-quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. They will need the support of an informed adviser to make best use of available information.
3. Addressing the needs of each student - Students have different careers guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support should be tailored to each of these stages, with diversity and equality embedded in the school’s careers programme.
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers - All teachers link curriculum learning with careers.
5. Encounters with employers and employees - Every student should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace.
6. Experiences of workplaces - Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.
7. Encounters with further and higher education - All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and the workplace.
8. Personal guidance - Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a Careers Adviser, who could be internal (a member of school staff) or external, provided they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made. They should be expected for all students but should be timed to meet their individual needs. Every student should have at least one such interview by the age of 16, and the opportunity for a further interview by the age of 18.
New Employability Micro Site
As part of our ongoing Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme of study, we are launching a new employability micro site that can be accessed from the careers section of the school website.
The new microsite provides a number of continued professional modules that students and parents can access from home using this link:
You can find accredited, video-based training modules on key topics such as leadership, communication and resilience. These are written by specialists and feature interactive quizzing and top tips from some of the UK’s biggest companies. There is a great range of different topics available and they are a fantastic way to build your CV and gain invaluable skills.
There are also lots of great interviews with employers and universities so you can hear about the latest apprenticeship and higher education opportunities available to you.
We firmly believe that this site is a fantastic tool to help you develop your skills and build bright futures for yourselves, so make sure you browse the free resources available to you.
Review date of Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme: June 2021
We are pleased to share with you a new careers e-mag aimed at parents and is full of useful information about careers and how you can support your child in deciding a career pathway.
Please click the link below to access the parental careers e-mag.
If you require any further information regarding Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance please contact Mr A Owen, Assistant Headteacher.
Telephone: 01482 799132
Useful links and websites below:
Careers and Enterprise
Labour Market Information
National Careers Week
Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents
Career guidance websites
· CITB (apprenticeship for construction)
· BConstructive (construction)
· JTL Training (apprenticeship electrical/plumbing)
· HETA (engineering)
· BA Systems (engineering / technical /business.
Sixth Form Providers
www.ucas.com/ (university courses)
www.prospects.ac.uk/ (graduate destinations/jobs information/what jobs would suit me; options with subjects/graduate employers)