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Student Progression Information Evening Alexis Smith: Student Services Manager Stella Hammond & John Rainford: Careers Advisors Rebecca Courtaux: Personal tutor (Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator ). AIMS OF THE SESSION. What are the requirements for progression
Alexis Smith: Student Services Manager
Stella Hammond & John Rainford:Careers Advisors
Rebecca Courtaux: Personal tutor (Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator)
AS, IB, vocational level 3:
Reasons for progressing to Higher Education include:
There are 130 universities in the UK offering over 1000 degree and diploma courses
A degree adds employment value and is a required qualification for some professions
It is possible to take a year abroad or in industry during your studies, or study part-time
Location and Environment:
Do you want to live at home, away from home, in a city, town or out of town campus?
What are the academic facilities like? What is their student satisfaction rate?
What clubs and societies can you join?
Where will you be successful ?
Check entry requirements very carefully
BTEC National Extended Diploma
Some professions have specific qualifications:
Financial assistance is available to help you meet the study and living costs
October 15 2014:
UCAS Deadline for Oxbridge and Medicine
January 15 2015:
UCAS - Main Application Deadline
Applications after this date are classed as ‘late’ and will only be considered where universities still have places available
UCAS Extra (Early Clearing process)
Students accept offers
August 13 (TBC):
A2 Results Day: Offers Confirmed and Clearing starts
Thursday August 14:
AS Results Day
Friday September 19:
College deadline for Medicine
College deadline for Oxbridge
Friday October 17:
College deadline for UCAS applications
Monday December 1:
College deadline for Vocational Art students
Provide excellent opportunities for students of all levels
All training is Government and/or employer funded - NO FEES!
Provide alternatives for students who may not be progressing to A2
Available at intermediate, advanced and higher level
Apprenticeships are JOBS, not placements or experience
Available in traditional trades such as plumbing and hairdressing
Apprenticeships in most of the professions such as accountancy, engineering and Law (legal executive)
Not a poor alternative - highly sought after and competitive
Need to register on the Apprenticeship Website
www.apprenticehips.org.uk tosearch for vacancies
The big organisations start to advertise around Christmas taking applications for the following Autumn
Amber is currently studying 4 A levels in physics, Spanish, maths, and music and planned to study an audio engineering degree at Surrey University with the aim of a career as a music engineer.
Having spotted a vacancy with the BBC on their Technology Apprenticeship scheme, Amber successfully applied for a place. They had over 1000 applicants for 20 places.
As part of the three year Higher Apprenticeship programme, Amberwillcomplete work placements with the BBC and other media companies, while studying towards a degree in Broadcast Engineering whilst being paid £11,500 annual salary.
Oddie successfully applied for one of only 200 places on the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme and now works at the Cabinet Office as Executive Assistant to the an HR Director. There were in excess of 3000 applicants for this apprenticeship
Oddie said “After leaving College, I decided that I wanted to gain more qualifications in a real-life working environment, rather than attend university.”
On the Civil Service Fast Track Apprenticeship Scheme Oddie will study for a Higher Apprenticeship qualification in Business Administration. On completion, after two years, he will be able to apply for graduate career opportunities within the Civil Service.
On the increase
Tend to be in the Professions - eg Accountancy with KPMG
Very high entry level - often AAB at A level
Normally a sponsored degree
A retail scheme recently offered with Harrods
Useful website - Not Going to Uni
The Careers Centre has information about Apprenticeships and School leaver programmes and Careers Advisors are available to assist students with their applications
Help and advice is also available for students wanting to take a gap year, to volunteer or to work abroad
For students who want to go straight into employment and don't want to undertake further study at the moment, again Careers Advisors can help and advise about how to apply for a job
Information on a range of career options is available in the Careers Centre and you can make individual careers guidance appointments there
Try to go to at least 2 University Open Days
Apply for university taster days/courses
A sheet of useful websites can be obtained from tutors and more information will be given in tutorial sessions
Students need to attend to achieve
There is support for the students whichever path they take
Please do contact the personal tutors or careers team if you have any questions
All this information will be on the website