All students have an equal entitlement to high quality Careers Education Information Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) that provides them with an understanding of the world of work, helps them to explore careers options and supports them in making informed decisions about the opportunities open to them.

As a Sixth Form specializing in vocational education we aim to enable all students to make effective transfer and leave St. Monica’s equipped with career skills that will assist them in what is an increasingly uncertain future.

In order to provide and maintain a high level of provision for our students the school is working towards achieving the ‘Inspiring IAG Award’. We are currently working towards Stage Two and are working through the Level One Assessment and the subsequent action planning process to inform our CEIAG planning for the future.

The aims of our CEIAG Programme

There are three important aims of CEIAG which are crucial in order that students reach their full potential in life and we strive to attain these in our programme as outlined below:

  • To develop in students a sense of self awareness and self-development
  • To provide for students opportunities to practise career exploration and develop an understanding  of the wide range of options open to them
  • To assist the students to develop career management skills, producing perfect work and/or college applications and the ability to make informed decisions.

Year 12

  • The course is Work Skills and consists of Six Units including Job Search, Interview preparation and Career progression and are practical in nature with an emphasis on work related learning
  • One hour lesson per week where students study a Work Skills Course
  • Work experience is completed in the units related to Preparation and Learning from for the work placement and Health and safety at work. Work Experience is the practical application of the Work Skills Units.
  • Values Days are undertaken over six days throughout the college year and are themed days where various activities are undertaken related to charity work, team building and career awareness in terms of ‘vocations’
  • Completion of UCAS forms
  • All students have access to the Connexions Service

Year 13

  • The course on work skills is completed in year 13 with the completion of the final two Units, Unit 2 and Unit 9 Feedback and Assessments and two Assignments one for each of Unit 2 and 9.
  • One hour lesson per week where students study a Work Skills Course
  • Values Days are undertaken over six days throughout the college year and are themed days where various activities are undertaken related to charity work, team building and career awareness in terms of ‘vocations’
  • Completion of UCAS forms

All students have access to the Connexions Service

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