Provider Briefing October 2012 www.kentchoices4u.com
Agenda • What’s new? • How learners apply • RPA week • Timeline to launch • Preparing to receive applications • Functionality that will be added through the year • What do I need to do?
All change • New portal housed within www.kent.gov.uk • New prospectus and application software • Schools responsible for providing impartial advice and guidance • New login in site for providers • www.ucasprogress.com • New kentchoices4u services
But some things remain the same • www.kentchoices4u.com remains the entry point for learners • Providers and learners to be supported by a central Area Prospectus Team
New prospectus and application software • 1st October release of new software • 31st October upgrade to functionality • December UCAS/provider consultation • February UCAS/provider consultation • Upgrades to be delivered throughout the year
New login in site for providers • The futures4me website is now archived • Providers now log in to: • www.ucasprogress.com
New kentchoices4u services • Young people, parents/carers and professionals • will be kept up to date on events, opportunities and • information through: • Kentchoices4u phone app (google play & Apple • App store) • E-newsletters via sign up form on front page of • Twitter (@KentChoices4u)
Kentchoices4u Live • 13/14th March at the Detling Showground • Interactive careers event • Masterclasses • London Livery Companies in attendance.
Support for learners and providers from the central Area Prospectus Team • Contact details: • firstname.lastname@example.org • 01622 696377 • 01622 694921
Applying for 6th Forms, Colleges and Apprenticeships in Kent. www.kentchoices4u.com
Planning your future • You are coming to the end of Year 11and it is time to take control of your future • The next two years are considered to be so important for building the foundations of your future life, that the government has raised the age of participation. This means….
What is Raising the Participation Age? …. if you are currently in Year 11, you will have to continue in education or training until the end of the school year in which you turn 17.
What is Raising the Participation Age? …. if you are currently in Year 10 or below, you will have to continue until your 18th birthday, as the majority of young people already do.
What is Raising the Participation Age? But …. This does not necessarily mean you have to stay on at school after Year 11 if you don’t want to, as you will have a choice about how you participate.
What is Raising the Participation Age? You could: stay on in full time education, such as school or college do an Apprenticeship Work or volunteer and study part-time
Planning Your Future part 2 • Sources of advice and Guidance • Your school’s careers tutor • Parents/carers • Teachers • Friends • Sources of information • www.kentchoices4u.com • www.direct.gov.uk/NationalCareersService
www.kentchoices4u.com is a one stop website that: • Has information on all the opportunities available to young people aged 16-19 in Kent • Allows Year 11 learners to apply online • Tracks applications • Allows school careers tutors to monitor applications to check for learners who need further support
Four steps to applying Step 1: Complete your profile Step 2: Search and favourite the courses you wish to apply for Step 3: Apply Step 4: Track your applications
Step 1 Complete your profile
Step 2 Search and favourite the courses you wish to apply for
Step 3 Start your application
Step 4 Tracking your application