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1 What is IAG? Careers Advice and Guidance Information Advice and Guidance

2 What IAG do the students get?

3 Yr 10 Personal Development Lessons e.g. Financial Education Financial Education Work Related learning- Health and safety at work, work experience etc Work Related learning- Health and safety at work, work experience etc Writing C.V.’s, Application letters, Writing C.V.’s, Application letters, Labour Market Information (LMI) Labour Market Information (LMI) Occupational Sectors Occupational Sectors Health & Wellbeing etc. Health & Wellbeing etc.

4 Yr 11 Personal Development Lessons e.g. Financial Education Financial Education Work Related Work Related Updating C.V.’s, Application letters, Interview preparation Updating C.V.’s, Application letters, Interview preparation Labour Market Information (LMI) Labour Market Information (LMI) Health & Wellbeing - relationships Health & Wellbeing - relationships Revision Skills etc Revision Skills etc AQA Certificate in Preparation for working life AQA Certificate in Preparation for working life

5 Additional IAG Subject teachers Subject teachers Connexions interviews Connexions interviews Individual interview with member of senior staff Individual interview with member of senior staff Assemblies/outside speakers Assemblies/outside speakers Information booklets/leaflets Information booklets/leaflets Careers library Careers library Internet etc Internet etc

6 Connexions website and publications ‘You are the ones young people most turn to when they need information and advice about education, training and life.’ ‘You are the ones young people most turn to when they need information and advice about education, training and life.’ ‘Whether the young person you are responsible for is at school, learning at home, has a learning difficulty, is entering higher education or the world of work, or just needs some advice on how to manage money or relationships, access to high quality, relevant information is essential.’ ‘Whether the young person you are responsible for is at school, learning at home, has a learning difficulty, is entering higher education or the world of work, or just needs some advice on how to manage money or relationships, access to high quality, relevant information is essential.’

7 Role of parents You have a big influence on the choices your child makes. You have a big influence on the choices your child makes. The options students have today are a lot more complex that they were when we were their age. The options students have today are a lot more complex that they were when we were their age. Sometimes it is very confusing. Sometimes it is very confusing.

8 More and more IT based

9 Publications for parents

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13 Level 1 qualifications Basic qualifications, usually part of a personalised programme. They build understanding of a subject, industry or area of work. They help you to use your learning in everyday situations and routine tasks. Basic qualifications, usually part of a personalised programme. They build understanding of a subject, industry or area of work. They help you to use your learning in everyday situations and routine tasks.personalised programmepersonalised programme They include level 1 functional skills and personal and social development qualifications, the Foundation Diploma, level 1 vocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC Introductory Certificates, OCR Nationals) and GCSEs achieved at grades D to G. They include level 1 functional skills and personal and social development qualifications, the Foundation Diploma, level 1 vocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC Introductory Certificates, OCR Nationals) and GCSEs achieved at grades D to G.functional skillsFoundation Diplomavocational qualifications GCSEsfunctional skillsFoundation Diplomavocational qualifications GCSEs With level 1 qualifications you can go on to study for level 2 qualifications and apply for an Apprenticeship or a job with training. With level 1 qualifications you can go on to study for level 2 qualifications and apply for an Apprenticeship or a job with training.Apprenticeship

14 Level 2 qualifications Qualifications that give you good knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work. They help you to use your learning in a variety of tasks. Qualifications that give you good knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work. They help you to use your learning in a variety of tasks. They include level 2 functional skills qualifications, the Higher Diploma, level 2 vocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC First, OCR Nationals) and GCSEs achieved at grades A* to C. They include level 2 functional skills qualifications, the Higher Diploma, level 2 vocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC First, OCR Nationals) and GCSEs achieved at grades A* to C.functional skillsHigher Diplomavocational qualificationsGCSEsfunctional skillsHigher Diplomavocational qualificationsGCSEs With level 2 qualifications you can go on to study for level 3 qualifications or apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship or a job with training. For some people, they lead to semi-skilled jobs. With level 2 qualifications you can go on to study for level 3 qualifications or apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship or a job with training. For some people, they lead to semi-skilled jobs.Advanced ApprenticeshipAdvanced Apprenticeship Most employers use this level as their minimum entry requirement. Most employers use this level as their minimum entry requirement.

15 Level 3 qualifications Qualifications that give you detailed knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work and that help you to apply your learning with little support. Qualifications that give you detailed knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work and that help you to apply your learning with little support. They include A/AS levels, the Advanced and the Progression Diplomas, level 3 vocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC Nationals, OCR Nationals), the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Pre-U. They include A/AS levels, the Advanced and the Progression Diplomas, level 3 vocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC Nationals, OCR Nationals), the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Pre-U.A/AS levelsProgression Diplomasvocational qualificationsA/AS levelsProgression Diplomasvocational qualifications With level 3 qualifications you can go on to study at a higher level. Universities expect most applicants to be qualified to this level. You could also apply for a job with training. Employers are increasingly looking for applicants who are qualified to at least this level. For some people, level 3 qualifications lead to technical, skilled and supervisory jobs. With level 3 qualifications you can go on to study at a higher level. Universities expect most applicants to be qualified to this level. You could also apply for a job with training. Employers are increasingly looking for applicants who are qualified to at least this level. For some people, level 3 qualifications lead to technical, skilled and supervisory jobs. Universities

16 Qualifications at Levels 4 to 8 These are higher level, specialist and professional qualifications. They develop very high knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work and involve the independent application of learning. These are higher level, specialist and professional qualifications. They develop very high knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work and involve the independent application of learning. They include NVQs at levels 4 and 5, Higher National Diplomas and Certificates, Foundation degrees, Honours degrees, postgraduate qualifications and professional qualifications (eg Associate, Certified or Chartered Professional). They include NVQs at levels 4 and 5, Higher National Diplomas and Certificates, Foundation degrees, Honours degrees, postgraduate qualifications and professional qualifications (eg Associate, Certified or Chartered Professional). They can help you to gain promotion and take on a higher level, professional or specialist role in a subject, industry or area of work. They can help you to gain promotion and take on a higher level, professional or specialist role in a subject, industry or area of work.

17 Important dates Thurs 22 nd October – 6 th Form Open Evening Thurs 22 nd October – 6 th Form Open Evening 30 th November – Fri 11 th Dec – Year 11 Practice exams 30 th November – Fri 11 th Dec – Year 11 Practice exams Mon 18 th Jan – Year 11 Parents evening Mon 18 th Jan – Year 11 Parents evening

18 What are your choices at the end of Year 11? POST 16 OPTIONS

19 JOIN THE GRANGE POST 16 CENTRE Attend the POST 16 OPEN EVENING (Thursday 22 nd October 2009) Prepare in advance and ask questions! Find out about the courses available… Talk to relevant teachers Talk to advisers (Connexions – interview application forms available from library or Mrs Skuse) Research into good combinations of subjects and where these might lead in the future Complete the Kingswood Partnership POST 16 APPLICATION FORM (Deadline for applications 27 November 2009) and have a successful POST 16 INTERVIEW GET THE NECESSARY GCSE GRADES!

20 APPLY TO COLLEGE Get prospectuses from the library or direct from the college (order via internet). Attend College Open Days / Evenings and discuss courses with college staff. Ask questions! Complete College application forms and attend interview – prepare in advance! GET THE NECESSARY GCSE GRADES!

21 DO AN APPRENTICESHIP Find out about the apprenticeships available locally and decide on what occupational area(s) you’re interested in Find out about what apprenticeships are available and take part in any OCCUPATIONAL WORKSHOPs that are put on. Complete apprenticeship application forms and prepare for an interview GET THE NECESSARY GCSE GRADES! (Apprenticeships are quite competitive – you’ll need to do well)

22 GET A JOB WITH TRAINING Find out about LOCAL JOB VACANCIES (Evening Post, Job Centres, Agencies) What training is offered? Update your CV, practice completing application forms and make an extra effort in your INTERVIEW PREPARATION that takes part in Personal development lessons. Apply for jobs that start from July 2010 GET THE NECESSARY GCSE GRADES!

23 TAKE A GAP YEAR OR DO VOLUNTARY WORK Find out about travel, employment and volunteering opportunities Plan out your activities and what you want to do at the end of the year Apply for volunteering, work, save and organise travel, etc… PLAN AHEAD – what will you do after your break from education or work?

24 Any questions?


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