Careers, Advice and Guidance

CAREERS SUPPORT FOR YEAR 11 STUDENTS 2017 – 18

We offer a comprehensive support process for students to choose their educational pathway after they complete year 11 studies. Below is a summary of activities and dates which will assist your child:

Careers Fair – Thursday 26 October 6:00pm to 7:30pm
A range of education and training providers come in to college to talk to parents and students about opportunities and courses.

Brookvale Groby Learning Campus Post 16 Open Evening – Thursday 2 November 6.00pm  – 8.00pm

Detailed information about courses and life in Brookvale Groby Learning Campus Post 16 can be found in the Post 16 section of the campus website.

Life Skills Lessons – 23 October to 15 December
Students receive guidance about interview skills, career choices and are issued with login details for UCAS Progress.

This is an online system used across Leicestershire for students to make further education choices and applications. It can be used for many different educational routes – staying on in post 16 at Brookvale Groby Learning Campus, applying to other FE colleges, and for support when applying for apprenticeships.  When students log on they can see all educational providers listed, with details of courses available at each organisation.

To support their application, a tutor reference and predicted grades for GCSEs/BTEC exams is submitted within the online application for each student.

Applications via UCAS Progress to be submitted by 15 December
Applications for apprenticeships may continue into the Spring term, but again, the application process will be supported by staff on campus.

Careers Advisory Service
If your child is struggling with making a decision on a choice of course, it may benefit for them to meet with a careers advisor. Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC) provides independent and impartial advice to students. An appointment with an advisor can be requested via the Reception office or via the child’s tutor.

Work Experience: Summer 2018 for Year 11 students
Some students may find it beneficial to take part in a Work Experience Programme.  Brookvale Groby Learning Campus is working in partnership with the Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC) and are offering all Year 11 students the opportunity to apply for a work experience placement. LEBC has been organising work placements for students across Leicestershire for more than 20 years and are the leading practitioners in this area.

The cost for a student to take part in Summer 2018 is £57 per placement.
For this price LEBC will:

  • Set up of the work experience placement trying to meet each student’s preference including workplace assessment of health, safety and welfare arrangements.
  • Send parents a contract agreement which sets out the job description and generic young person’s risk assessment which each student will take to interview.
  • Should you wish to organise your own work placement LEBC will carry out the checks for a cost of £50.

We believe strongly that work experience is of benefit to the students, it will encourage independence, develop confidence as well as giving a taster of the world of work.

Should you have any queries please contact:

David Brentnall; IAG Co-ordinator E: dbrentnall@brookvalegroby.com
or

Debbie Lee; Student Services Manager E: dlee@brookvalegroby.com

For details of this process please refer to the documents below: