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Click on this link to view a powerpoint presentation prepared by our careers advisors during the Covid19 lockdown. It gives advice and information to our year 11s who will soon be moving on to college or apprenticeships.
Click on the thumbnails below to access some useful websites for careers research. It is best to spend 30 minutes or so a time looking at the websites and come back to them regularly as they hold a huge amount of useful information. You can’t possibly do it all at once but a few visits will really help you get a better understanding of the world of work and the opportunities out there. Your teachers will always be happy to talk to you about your career plans and support you with applications so just ask!
You can use the sites to find out:
- What sort of jobs you might be good at
- The range of jobs available in different industry areas
- What is involved in different jobs as well as hours and pay
- Apprenticeship and job opportunities local to you and around the country
- College and university courses and applications
- How to write a good CV and application
- Advice for students about study
- How to plan for your future career goals
- Where to go for help and advice if you want to find out more
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Labour Market Information
In a nutshell, labour market information tells you about the local or national demand there is for different skills and from different industries. Labour market information tells you:
• Which jobs are likely to be easiest or hardest to find in your area
• Which are the big employers in different areas and which ones have jobs on offer
• What skills employers are looking for and which are in short supply
• How much you can expect to be paid in specific jobs
• What working conditions are like
• What qualifications will be most helpful if you want a certain career
• What the jobs of the future might look like and which jobs might disappear
All of these factors can help you make a more informed decision about what career path to take. For example, if you’re considering a career in the fashion industry, research into the labour market might tell you that most jobs in fashion are based in London. Depending on where you live, and whether you’re willing to move, that might mean you need to adjust your career plans.
How can I learn more about Labour Market Information and what Career might suit me?
- Connect with your tutor to access local information – for all students at WSAPC, time can be set aside to discuss future career aspirations, what qualifications are required and your tutor can advise you on the best Further Education route to take. Students in KS4 will have 1:1 career focussed opportunities in Year 10 and Year 11.
- You can obtain the local labour market summaries for our LEP area. These will provide useful information on major employers and sectors and developing trends.
- You can access 1,000’s of different video clips of LMI and personal career stories to help you explore different career routes and pathways on the website I Could. You can also access the Career Information for pupils on this website for more websites that will help you.
- If you are interested in apprenticeships Get In Go Far is the Government portal for information on apprenticeships, there is also a linked website that you follow to find live apprenticeship vacancies.
Unsure of what you would like to do? Try the CAREEROMETER
The Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations you are interested in to support the process of identifying potential careers.
The Careerometer widget provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects.
The data is organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. Give it a go by clicking on the hyperlink above!
WSAPC are exceptionally proud of all students that attend and their achievements. Students that leave us in Year 11 are assisted with their Further Education destinations. We welcome our “student alumni” to return to school to let us know how they are doing in the “world of work”, some examples of which are listed below:
- West Sussex Fire Service – Fire Fighter
- Childcare Nursery Manager
- Motor Mechanic
- Brick Layer
- Landscape Gardener/Tree Surgeon
How will we help you with your “destination”?
In Year 10, you will be given opportunities to meet with Further Education providers/Apprenticeships, giving you a taster of college life and a variety of different courses to choose from. You will also have a 1:1 session with your tutor to offer you advice and to help you decide on your Further Education Options.
In Year 11, you will have two 1:1 sessions with your tutor who will ensure that you are on the path to achieving your Further Education/Career aspirations and assist you with the completion of your application forms to your chosen college or apprenticeship.
Where can you find information about Further Education opportunities?
Below you will find a list of links to further education establishment’s websites. Please click on the link to visit their site. Please note West Sussex Alternative Provision College are not responsible for the content of external sites.
- CRAWLEY College – https://www.crawley.ac.uk
- BRINSBURY College – https://chichester.ac.uk/brinsbury
- PLUMPTON College – https://www.plumpton.ac.uk/
- CHICHESTER College – https://chichester.ac.uk
- Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (BRIGHTON & NORTHBROOK WORTHING ) – https://www.gbmc.ac.uk
- DV8 Sussex (BRIGHTON)- https://www.dv8sussex.com
- East Sussex College (EASTBOURNE) – http://www.escg.ac.uk/
- East Surrey College (REDHILL) – http://www.escg.ac.uk/
West Sussex County Council have a website that lists ALL schools/colleges in the West Sussex area including Further Education colleges and sixth forms. Sixth forms in the area will welcome an application for further study from you, if this is of interest, you should search the West Sussex database for your preferred college and contact them directly or view their website for further information.
Please be aware that applications can be made to any college or sixth form in your local area or nationally. Those listed above are local and are a popular choice amongst the students that attend the WSAPC.
Code of Conduct
The APC Community Code of Conduct
I will try my best to……..
- attend the college every day
- be punctual
- go to every lesson and take an active part
- take every opportunity to learn new things
- work hard and do my very best
- show respect and understanding to everyone around me
- behave well in and out of lessons
- dress appropriately
- take care of the college environment
WSAPC has a dedicated exams team whose aim is to ensure the examination process runs smoothly for our learners. Please contact exams staff by email at firstname.lastname@example.org in case of any queries.
Please see the attached letters and supporting documentation detailing the measures and adjustments which will be put in place for Year 11 learners this year, following the disruption caused by the Covid19 pandemic.
LGBTU Advice and Support
The organisations below can help you with issues around your gender identity and sexuality. Do not hesitate to contact them; they will be able to give you support and they also offer advice and counselling.
YGAM is a charity which offers help and advice for parents, students and schools. Visit their website at https://parents.ygam.org/ to get information and support around gaming, gambling and how to establish a healthy online/offline balance.
Sexting and Nude Images
It can be scary finding out a nude image or video of you has been shared online. But Childline can help. Follow this link to their website to get your image or video removed from the internet.
The Zipit App can help you gain control when a chat might be getting out of hand. Respond to unwanted chat with the power of GIFs taken straight from the app. Go to this page of the Childline website for information.
SHARP stands for Student Help Advice Reporting Page. It is a method of confidentially logging a concern you may have.
Click on this link to go to the SHARP System.
Year 11 Post- 16 Information
The “WSAPC Post 16 Options – How Does It All Work” booklet below provides you with information regarding the different options available for Further Education/Apprenticeships etc., with links to helpful websites for you and your child. Please click on the link relating to the centre that your child attends.
When your child returns in September, they will be in Year 11 and they will need to start preparation and make decisions relating to their Further Education choices once they have left secondary education – it is a requirement for all young people to remain in a form of education until they are at least 18 years old. We will assist them with this whilst at school and in addition we have also arranged for your child to have a 1 to 1 Career Adviser Interview. This will be held during October/November 2020 where they will be offered impartial advice on their career choices. Colleges have application deadlines which close in December 2020 so we want to ensure that your child is well prepared and their applications for chosen courses are submitted on time.
The information booklet covers all aspects of Further Education and the variety of pathways that can be taken. Links to a number of Further Education Colleges, Specialist Colleges and Sixth Forms in your local area have also been included but these are not exhaustive and your child can choose a college that is outside of your local area if they wish.
We hope that it is helpful to you, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s centre.