Careers Advice and Guidance
Employers and providers wishing to support our pupils should read our Careers Provider Access Policy, here.
Careers Advice and Guidance
Saffron Valley Collegiate is committed to progressing all students on to suitable post-16 pathways to enable them to follow their career ambitions.
To this end, every student has continuous access to a qualified careers adviser who provides Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance; a forum for students to explore options to the fullest.
The KS4 curriculum enables all pupils to access post 16 education or training at an appropriate level, reflecting their ability.
Every member of staff is invested in ensuring that students make early post-16 applications, guaranteeing a clear focus and direction for the Year 11 exam season.
Work experience, mock interview practice, group workshops, individual one-to-one sessions, visits to internal and external careers fairs, visits to colleges and a university, are among the activities offered to enhance every student's potential. A chance to engage with The Prince’s Trust Personal Development Education programme is also on offer.
Interested parties can access further information on how the school measures and assesses the impact of the careers programme by referring to the Careers Policy.
Year 11 pupils and their parents/carers can watch this short presentation, about applying for college places.
The following information will also be useful to you:
- Croydon Post-16 Prospectus
- Choices magazine 2023-4
- College Interview Tips
- Guide to Apprenticeships
- Croydon Works
- Labour Market Information:
Parents/Carers: If you enjoy podcasts and want to support your child as they make their next step career choices you may be interested in listening to this: https://amazingapprenticeships.com/the-parent-perspective-podcast/
If you wish to have a chat with the careers lead their details are below:
0203 252 2020
Additional information can be found at:
https://youngcroydon.org.uk - a website dedicated to the youth of Croydon promoting engagement in all kinds of positive activities as well as lots of information to support post-16 options.
www.icould.com – Aims to help you to make the most of your potential by showing how others have used theirs, take the ‘Buzz’ personality test.
nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This is the Government’s hub for careers advice for people of all ages where you can find help with drafting letters, CVs, exploring your skills or seeking careers advice.
https://successatschool.org/ – Gives clear and comprehensive information about a range of Career Zones (sectors), in an easy to access format. Students can create a profile to help to collate useful information. ’60 second interviews’ giving profile of professionals, provide a useful insight into specific careers.
www.apprenticeships.org.uk – The National Apprenticeship Service website provides general advice and information about apprenticeships. Also advertises current vacancies.
http://www.how2become.com/offers detailed advice on how to access a range of sectors
www.careersbox.co.uk- Great videos with job information
www.notgoingtouni.co.uk – Thinking of taking a different route from going to university, this website explores the opportunities that exist outside of university.
www.ucas.com – information about university courses on offer, also the Stamford test to help with ideas about subjects to study.
Parents/Carers: Can you help our students with a careers talk or work placement? Please contact us on the emails below if you can offer assistance: