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Careers Education

Careers Education & Guidance Programme

The Henry Cort Community College is committed to providing our students with a comprehensive programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and Work Related Learning (WRL) throughout Years 7-11.

Student Entitlement

Students in Years 8-11 are entitled to:

  • Find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships - through course choice evenings, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
  • Understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses. 

A number of events, integrated into the college's careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into college to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.

Management of Provider Access Requests

A provider not already working with the college and wishing to request access should contact Ms L Ferrier or Mrs S Connochie, Careers Leaders in Education on 01329 843127.

Careers Development

We endeavour to work towards the Careers Development Institute Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education 7-19 (November 2015), the DFE Careers guidance and inspiration in schools’ Statutory guidance (March 2015) and other good practice guidance from the Department of Education, Ofsted and other relevant bodies.  The college is also working to complete all 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, a sign of excellent CEIAG, as soon as possible.  At present the college has met six benchmarks and is working to complete the remaining two as soon as possible.  The college is also working towards the Quality in Careers Standard and hopes to achieve this by December 2019.

Careers and work related education is an important part of the wider curriculum that we offer within the college to our students.

We believe that every individual should be prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life, and that this preparation should be an important and distinctive element of the curriculum.

Our Careers Education Programme provides students with skills, knowledge, support and experience of the world of work to enable them to make informed career choices.

Another important element for our students is the access to independent and impartial advice and guidance, which supports them in broadening their horizons, raising aspirations and reaching their own careers aspirations.

Students will be making important pathway and career choices which will ultimately impact on their life. It is Career Companionessential that parents and carers play an active role in exploring the options and choices which are best for their child.  Students can access career information using Career Companion.

Below is an overview of CEIAG:

CCIAG Overview

Thinking about life after The Henry Cort Community College?  

Hampshire County Council have developed a website with a whole host of information on education, traning and local youth support:

Page updated: 10 October 2019
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