Careers Programme

Careers and Work-Related Learning Programme

A brief outline of Bideford College’s career programme is below but many additional events and trips will be added throughout the year:

Year 7

  • Early introduction to careers to increase awareness and for pupils to recognise the importance of key employability skills
  • “Careers within the school” morning
  • Educational trip to meet employers, such as The Big Bang
  • Careers Fair 13 February 2020 – local employers and Further Education providers
  • Careers Week 2 March 2020
  • Enrichment Week 16 March 2020
  • Introduction of Careers Passport (from Sept 2020)

Year 8

  • Further exploration of careers in increase awareness and for pupils to recognise the skills they have and the careers areas they are interested in
  • Careers Fair 13 February 2020
  • Careers Week 2 March 2020
  • Enrichment week 16 March 2020
  • Employer visit

Year 9

  • Careers Pilot
  • Information and workshops, including visits from employers to provide information about careers different subjects related to the different options choices
  • Careers Fair 13 February 2020
  • Careers Week 2 March 2020
  • Enrichment Week 16 March 2020
  • Options Evening
  • Enterprise Activities – information about how businesses work, team working and costings
  • Visit to different workplaces
  • Trip to London

Year 10

  • Motivational assembly “From Farmer to Pharmacy” delivered by Stephen Seki
  • Work Experience Assembly
  • CV construction, Letter writing and career-based discussions within IAG time
  • Apprentice week 3 February 2020: Assembly delivered by Careers South West
  • Trip to the apprenticeship fair
  • Careers Fair 13 February 2020
  • Careers Week 2 March 2020
  • Work Experience week 16 March 2020
  • “Why Would You?” performance – theatrical performance about the benefits of University and Further Education
  • Taster Day to Petroc
  • Careers Interviews for selected students

Year 11

  • Maximise Your Potential Workshop
  • Level 3 options
  • Sixth form assembly
  • Careers Fair 13 February 2020
  • Careers Week 2 March 2020
  • NCS Assembly