Important Information


Open Evenings 2017 - Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 6:30 – 9:00pm
There is no need to book. Please note there is NO parking on site and parking is very limited on the roads around BHASVIC. Please use public transport if possible. For Blue Badge holders only – parking spaces are available on a first come first served basis at the front of BHASVIC.

The Careers and Next Steps page of the VLE also contains more subject specific information and access to licensed careers software which can also help students in their research and decision making. 

Early Leavers Careers Information Guide

A useful guide for students who are leaving BHASVIC after the first year. 

Please click here: Early Leavers Careers Information Guide

Apprenticeships and Degree Apprenticeship

The National Apprenticeship Service page is the main site for researching vacancies and making applications https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Love Apprenticeship is another good website on apprenticeships providing vacancies and advice http://www.loveapprenticeship.com/jobs/performing-arts-broadcast-and-media/east-sussex/#browsing

The latest apprenticeship campaign from the National Apprenticeship Service - find out more: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

The Apprenticeship Guide is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to find out more about

apprenticeships and offers a whole host of information to help college leavers make the right career choice. http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/

The Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools project has been commissioned by the
National Apprenticeship Service, part of the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), to support the Government’s target of
achieving 3 million apprenticeship starts by 2020. http://amazingapprenticeships.com/

News Articles from Amazing Apprenticeships http://amazingapprenticeships.com/wp-content/uploads/Top-100-final-small.pdf

Apprenticeships in Sussex can help young people to search for apprenticeship,

traineeship and pre-employment training in Sussex http://www.apprenticeships-in-sussex.com/

Rate my apprenticeship has reviews of employers and national database of vacancieshttps://www.ratemyapprenticeship.co.uk/

Brighton and Hove Jobs’ apprenticeship vacancies in the local area

Which? Guide to higher and degree apprenticeships

Exploring careers/option

This guide provides a good overview of how to support young people making career choices http://www.careersadviceforparents.org/p/choosing-career-paths.html

 The National Careers Service has a good overview of different job profiles which includes their entry requirements and training paths, duties and hours of work: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/home

 Explore career videos: http://icould.com/

 Career Planner Questionnaire: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/planner

 SACU Spartan Test: http://sacu-student.com/?page_id=2850

 Target Careers has information by sector and a parents section of the website https://targetcareers.co.uk/

 Plotr has information on a wide range of careers http://www.plotr.co.uk/

 Explore jobs related to different degrees through Prospects https://www.prospects.ac.uk/  

 OCR Careers page for learners and parents http://www.ocr.org.uk/ocr-for/learners-and-parents/careers/

 Careers websites offering information on a range of options


Distance Learning

short courses which may be helpful:

 Distance learning higher education courses

Finding work

 Employability advice:

 Part-time work (we do not recommend that students undertake any more than 12 hours work whilst completing their studies). The College is not responsible for vacancies advertised on external websites. Individuals should take their own steps in ensuring the validity of the opportunity when contacting any of the advertised groups or individuals:

Agency Central Recruitment Agencies and Jobs http://www.agencycentral.co.uk/

CVs and Covering letters:

Further education

You may wish to look at other local colleges:


 Adult education providers:


Gap Year

These websites below offer general advice on taking a gap year and do not include specialist company websites.

 Not in Education, Training or Employment (NEET)

There are Information, Advice and Guidance services run by Local Authorities who can support young people not in education, employment or training. The service to refer to depends on where a young person lives.

 Brighton and Hove Youth Employability Service:

 East Sussex Connexions: https://www.c360.org.uk/education/careers/criconnexions

 West Sussex Find It Out Centres:

 The Prince’s Trust runs offers support and runs programmes to build skills and work experience https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

 National Citizen Service summer programme for 16 - 17 year olds http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/


Government page on what qualifications levels mean https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels

Informed choices

Starting your own business

Young Enterprise https://www.young-enterprise.org.uk/about-us/young-enterprise-by-region/south-east/

Young Start-Up talent http://youngstartuptalent.co.uk/about/

University (Please also see Higher Education)

You can also find useful information on the University Applications section of the Parents and Carers page of the website.

University information http://www.ucas.com/

Specific sites for parents

 Choosing a course

Unistats compares data on courses such as how the course is taught and assessed, average salaries after the course, cost of accommodation etc. https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/

League Tables https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/

University Taster Courses University Taster courses can be a good way to experience the academic and social life at university before completing an application

 Pure Potential http://purepotential.org/parents-teachers/offering-support/

 What can I do with my degree?https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree

 HE Finance

 The Scholarship Hub provides information on finance, funding and



Work Experience




Barclays Life Skills have put together a virtual work experience module

Local business directories can be a good starting point for gaining contacts in relevant sectors