As a BHASVIC student, you will receive support with your progression planning via the tutorial programme, and from the resources which can be found on the VLE.
However, in addition to this, we also have two fully-qualified and experienced Careers Advisers who can help you explore your options during a one-to-one appointment. This individualised service is open to all students and appointments can be booked via the Student Services reception desk, or by emailing email@example.com.
One-to-one guidance is designed to support students' aspirations, challenge preconceptions and open their eyes to the range of opportunities available to them. Our advisers are skilled in helping individuals assess their own skills, values and interests and how these may match future careers.
A key aim for us is to ensure that all students have the self-awareness and research skills they need for their future progression. We hope to equip all of our students with skills that will take them from BHASVIC onto the next stage of their education or career and beyond.
Our regularly updated VLE page provides up-to-date information about colleges and universities, career options, apprenticeships, gap years, voluntary work, working abroad and a variety of other possibilities. This is backed up by our annual Futures Fair where we have approximately 100 exhibitors available to guide our students in their choices.
Whether you’re looking for advice and guidance on your transition from College to Higher Education or the world of work, exploring longer-term career ideas, updating your CV or brushing up on interview techniques, our careers service will answer your questions and help you develop the required skills.
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Assistant Principal (Director of Student Services) & Careers Lead
Guidance Manager & Employability Lead
Careers Adviser & Widening Participation Coordinator
Careers Adviser & Personal Tutor
Acting Work Experience Coordinator
Employability & Enterprise at BHASVIC - Please click on the links below to see how subjects combine with career opportunities.
All Careers and Employability Information, Advice and Guidance at BHASVIC falls under our “Futures Framework” strategy
BHASVIC FUTURES FRAMEWORK
CAREERS & EMPLOYABILITY STRATEGY
LEARNER JOURNEY: Centralised CEIAG Calendar
Pre-enrolment: Year 10 Taster Days, Open Evenings, Schools Liaison, Interviews, Moving On Day
Sept-Oct: Individual Learning Plan
Nov: Progress Review#1
January: My Future Plans#1 (tutorial)
February: National Apprenticeship Week (tutorial)
March: Progress Review#2
March: A1-A2 Transfer & portfolio options
June: Progression Day
June/July: Progression Exam results
July: Careers Enrichment Day
Sept: Individual Learning Plan
Recovery and Portfolio Courses Begin
Sept-Dec: Applications/CVs/Personal Statements/
Oct - Dec: Life Skills
Nov: Progress Review#3
January: Futures Fair (careers event)
February-March: Professionalism and National Apprenticeship Week (tutorial)
March: Progress Review#4
March-April: Moving On (tutorial)
May: Individual Learning Plan
June: Leavers’ Event & Intended Destination and Alumni sign-up
August: Results Day
|Post-results: Help Desk, Final Destinations follow-up, Alumni Network - mentoring & buddying|
CEIAG: Futures Framework
Meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks
Gatsby Measures – for more info, please refer to p7-9 of Careers Guidance for FE & Sixth Form Colleges (October 2018)
BHASVIC is working towards meeting all the Gatsby benchmarks. In addition to general cross-college activities listed below, curriculum departments offer specific activities which are listed in their annual self-assessment report.
1) A stable careers programme – an embedded programme of careers education and guidance that is known and understood by students, teachers/tutors, governors and employers
2) Learning from career and labour market information - Every student should have access to good 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 career guidance needs at different stages. Opportunities for advice and support need to be tailored to the needs of each individual. A college’s career programme should embed equality and diversity considerations throughout
4) Linking curriculum and learning to careers. All teachers/tutors should link curriculum learning with careers. STEM subject teachers should highlight the relevance of STEM subjects for a wide range of career paths
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. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes (Two meaningful encounters per year: one linked to curriculum)
6) Experience of workplaces. Every student should have first-hand experience of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and /or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks (after two years, at least one experience of workplace)
7) Encounters with further and higher education. All students should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning in schools, colleges, universities and in the workplace
8) Personal guidance. Every student should have opportunities for guidance interviews with a careers adviser, who could be internal or external, provided that they are trained to an appropriate level. These should be available whenever significant study or career choices are being made (every student has one careers interview by 18 in addition to one by 16)