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Careers Programmes within Long Road Sixth Form College

Level 2 Careers Programme

Our Level 2 Careers Programme below has a range of content to help prepare students for a successful future.  This Programme is embedded within a broader Tutorial Programme, however the table shows the Careers elements* only, and demonstrates a clear focus on developing self-awareness, self-confidence, self-management and important employability skills for the future.  There is also attention to raising awareness of different progression routes, with opportunities to meet a wide range of employers and representatives from other Further Education Institutions, as well as preparation for future transitions, including progression into Level 3 study.

Level 3 Careers Programme

Our Level 3 Careers Programme below is equally rich and inviting, encouraging students to reflect upon what they have to offer and what they would like to achieve*.  It frames these thoughts within two, well-respected models – the DOTS Principle whose theoretical provenance is embedded in the established research of the Careers profession, and the newer VESPA Mindset, a teaching model that draws together current thinking from psychology, business and sport to inspire, motivate and support students to work towards their full potential.**

We encourage all students to engage with Careers activities within the college and have set aside a slot in their timetable entitled, “Progression Planning”, to reflect upon this element of their study programme.  We believe that this will empower them for the future and enhance their chances of success. To assist this process, the Head of Progression will periodically email tasks to focus student thinking and encourage them to engage with career decision making.

*The tutorial programme includes other contents that are not shown above.
** Please note that these programmes are working documents and subject to change as we work through the year