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1 Work Experience Student of the Year 2014 Nominees: Ellie Ambridge Laura Porter Abigail Williams Matthew Willis Philippa Worsley Finalists: Jade Burnham Xavier Chan Michael Strong

2 Welcome to ‘Post 16 InformationEvening’ 18 th September 2014

3 This evening: Welcome ‘Work Experience’ award Careers provision at Oakmeeds College applications College interviews College references Qualifications information

4 Careers provision at Oakmeeds Kerry Mann, Advanced Careers Guidance Practitioner Careers interviews College/apprenticeship application support

5 College applications Deadline: week commencing 21/11/14 Submitted by students to Mrs Dorgan Logged, checked and sent off same day Issues…

6 Open Evenings BHASVIC12th November (6.30pm to 9pm) 13th November Burgess Hill School for Girls20th September (9.30am to 1pm) Open Morning 9th October (6.30pm) Sixth Form Information Evening Central Sussex College19 th and 20 th November (5.30pm—8.30pm) CRAWLEY CAMPUS 12 th and 13th November (5.30pm to 8.30pm) HAYWARDS HEATH CAMPUS City College Brighton & Hove15th October (5pm to 7pm) 18th November (5pm to 7pm) Northbrook College15th November (6pm to 8pm) BROADWATER CAMPUS 16th November (6pm to 8pm) WEST DURRINGTON CAMPUS 14th November (6pm to 8pm) SHOREHAM CAMPUS

7 Open Evenings Plumpton College1st November (9am to 12.30pm) Information Morning 8th March (9am to 12.30pm) Information Morning 9th May (10am to 5pm) Open Day Sussex Downs College17th October (5pm to 7.30pm) Eastbourne Campus 18th November (10am to 12pm) Open Morning Eastbourne 10th November (5pm to 7.30pm) Lewes Campus 11th November (10am to 12pm) Open Morning Lewes St Pauls Catholic College20th November (6pm to 8pm) Varndean College27th September (11am-2pm) Open Day 19th and 20th November (6.30pm to 9pm) International Baccalaureate Information Evening 23rd October (6.30pm to 7.45pm)

8 Open Evenings… Before Research the college and the courses Go with prepared questions During Get a feel – is this what you expected? Can you see yourself here? Does it feel right? Find out about the courses and talk to the staff; don’t just look around Explore the pastoral support, social side… try to talk to students there but ask questions about your interests After List the pros and cons for later comparison

9 Minimum requirements versus maximum achievement…

10 College interviews Central Sussex Mainly at Oakmeeds Usually in January/early February Vocational/apprenticeships attend a skills test and interview at Crawley Other colleges from January onwards If students need to miss school… NOT A WHOLE DAY OFF SCHOOL! What to take: Year 10 report Latest tracking sheet showing current performance Personal statement Results slips e.g. year 10 exams, mock results

11 College references Completed by Mrs Dorgan Sent off by Oakmeeds They ask for: Punctuality and attendance Effort and attitude Mock grades Appropriate courses applied for An honest review of performance at school We do not supply ‘open’ references

12 Kerry Mann Advanced Careers Guidance Practitioner

13 What are the options? POST 16 OPTIONS College 6 th Form / FE / Specialist Apprenticeships Working / volunteering Traineeships

14 Up until the age of 18 students must be in: Full-time education, such as school or college an Apprenticeship a Traineeship Part-time education or training if you are employed, self employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week. (If a students has a job but not an apprenticeship they will still have to be engaged in some formal part time learning) Raising Participation Age

15 6 th Forms Central Sussex Haywards Heath St Pauls 6 th form Varndean BHASVIC FE Colleges City College Brighton Sussex Downs Central Sussex Crawley Northbrook College Worthing Chichester College Plumpton College Specialists BIMM Access to music DV8 Nacro Asphaleia College Options

16 Some of the qualifications available A/S A2 Applied A levels GCSEs IGCSEs Baccalaureate Entry Level BTEC BTEC Level 1 Certificate BTEC Level 1 Award BTEC Level 1 Diploma BTEC Level 2 Certificate BTEC Level 2 Extend Cert BTEC Level 2 Diploma BTEC Level 3 Certificate BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Dip  BTEC Level 3 Diploma  BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma  BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma  CAA Diploma – 1-3 (Construction)  CACHE Foundation  CACHE Certificate  CACHE National Diploma  VRQ 1-3 (motor vehicle)  City & Guilds  ILEX (legal)  AAT Accounting  NPCT (Dog Grooming)  EDI (Customer Services)  OCR OVER 50 QUALIFICATIONS

17 Examples of AS and A2 courses Accounting Biology Business Studies Chemistry Computing Communication Studies Critical Thinking (AS) Dance Drama and Theatre Studies Economics English Language English Literature Film Studies Fine Art French Geography Geology German Government and Politics Graphic Design

18 Examples of AS and A2 courses History ICT Law Mathematics Further Mathematics Media Studies Music Performance Studies Philosophy Photography Physical; Education Physics Psychology Religious Studies Statistics Sociology Spanish Textile and design

19 Vehicle maintenance and repair Business Acting Travel and Tourism IT Practitioners Games Development Building Craft Life Skills Examples of Vocational courses Electronic Engineering Electrical Installation Holistic Therapy Floristry Dance Hairdressing Beauty Therapy Childcare and Education Catering and Hospitality Music Technology

20 Examples of Vocational courses Interior Design Jewellery Photography Performing Arts Public Services Airline Cabin Crew Fashion Clothing 3D Design Jazz Studies Make-up for stage Motorsport engineering Musical theatre DJ-ing Motor Cycle Maintenance & Repair Agriculture Animal Care Horse Management

21 To apply for a Level 3 course you will need: English, Maths or Science at C grade or above You will need a B or above in English, Maths or Science if you want to study them at A level. (this may apply to other subjects as well – check with the colleges) You will need at least a total of 5 different subjects at C or above Any BTECs you are doing will have to be a Merit or Distinction grade The general rule is……..

22 To apply for a Level 2 course you will need: Usually either English, Maths or Science at D grade Also at least 3 other GCSEs at D-E grade Any BTECs at PASS grade Excellent attendance record from school Positive attitude and a commitment to learning in an Interview The general rule is……..

23 To apply for a Level 1 course you will need: An excellent attitude and reference from school A commitment to learning An understanding of the subject you are choosing and what will be expected from you A good interview and in some cases a portfolio of your work The general rule is…


25 A job: At least 30 hours a week Paid at least £2.68 / hr Level 1 – 4 12 – 18 months to complete L1/2 Training: Recognised industry based training provided by an accredited training provider Apprenticeships


27 Apprenticeships

28 An education and training programme Work preparation training + English and maths for those who need it 6 weeks – 6 months duration Work experience is found by the provider No salary for traineeships Traineeships

29 Available for 16-24 year olds 16-19 year olds below level 3 19-24 year olds without a level 2 NEET (as long as you do not have Level 3) Provided by Colleges / Training Providers Traineeships

30 Minimum Wage As at 1 October 2013 £3.72 per hour for 16-17 year olds £5.03 per hour for 18-20 year olds £6.31 per hour for workers aged 21 + An apprentice minimum wage of £2.68 /hr.

31 14 & 15 year olds: 3 hours a day (not before 7am after 7pm) 18 hours a week maximum 8 hours a day at weekends 16 & 17 year olds (once left school): Sixteen- and 17-year-olds may be employed for unlimited hours in any occupation other than those declared hazardous by the Secretary of Labour. (meat slicers, saws, patty forming machines, grinders, or choppers), commercial mixers and certain power-driven bakery machines. Work / Volunteering

32 National careers service Careers Guidance and Training Limited (independent impartial careers guidance) Resources

33 Useful resources National Careers Service Job profiles

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