As a student it is important to have opportunities to access impartial on-line resources to help you develop your aspirations, reflect and evaluate your own goals and use information obtained to help make decisions about possible options and career paths. Please see below information that will direct you to these online resources.
Aimhigher West Midlands is a partnership of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), schools, academies and colleges. Together, they want to make sure that young people from less advantaged backgrounds have access to high quality, exciting and challenging experiences that enhance their careers education, motivate, inspire and provide accurate and impartial information, advice and guidance about higher education. There are some really helpful sections on this website that cover most areas relating to progression – https://aimhigherwm.ac.uk/resource-bank/ – this link will take you to what you need to know for each key stage and there is also a helpful parent area. The KS3 & KS4 learners area covers everything from choosing GCSE options; Journey to Higher Education; Careers of the Future – West Midlands and the Post 16 Learners area has information on how to choose subjects; student finance and many other age related topics.
The National Career Service provide information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The National Careers website as information on exploring careers; skills assessment; finding a course and help to get a job. There is a web chat facility for you to ask questions and you can also telephone them on 0800 100 900.
Website that gives you free access to more than a thousand videos related to different curriculum subjects of people telling their personal careers stories in their own words including information on Labour Market Information (LMI) e.g. average salary, skills & qualification.
Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice. Lots of helpful advice in the advice section on employability skills, work experience, apprenticeships, university and different career paths. There are some excellent subject handouts that gives details of the where the subject can lead you which you can download now.