Careers & Work Experience
Trinity School and College provide a Careers, Employability and Work Experience Curriculum which is taught to learners from Year 10 onwards.
The course provides access to online programmes which provide independent careers guidance and advice on a range of careers. This runs parallel to the provision of further independent and impartial careers guidance for young people [Education Act 2011] provided by Medway Youth Trust.
Georgina Moorcroft is our Specialist Careers Advisor having previously worked as a SEN Careers Advisor. Georgina holds the Level 6 Careers information advice and guidance qualification. The overall aim of effective careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) provision within Trinity is to enable students to become effective career decision makers, leading to increased participation in education, training and employment.
Careers Information provides access to up-to-date impartial information and information relating to educational and training opportunities, to inform career planning and management.
Careers Advice and Guidance is about providing impartial student-centered advice and guidance, to assist in making appropriate career decisions and choices, which are informed and well thought through. It enables students to apply their knowledge, understanding, skills and experiences to manage their career and make informed decisions about their education, training or employment.
As part of the Employability course students take part in a 1:1 careers interview where we discuss the choices which the students have and their ideas of what they would like to do as a career for their future, creating a C.V, qualifications and entry requirements onto particular courses, Qualities and Skills, mock interviews etc.
Work experience is organised from Year 11 (for those learners who are ready for this opportunity) in collaboration with parents for out of school opportunities, and within school, all learners have opportunities to learn about a range of administrative, teaching and learning, land based and garden, construction and maintenance projects and careers.
The Careers & Experiencing Work Short Course Curriculum covers seven modules of study which are titled:
Considering Higher Education
Preparing for the Workplace
Being at Work
The flexibility of ASDAN’s Short Courses means they can be carried out in a variety of settings, over a time period to suit the individual or co-ordinating centre. Challenge descriptions can be interpreted and adapted according to the situation.
Students all work towards their Employability and Occupational Studies qualifications from Year 10 at ELC, Level 1 and Level 2 according to their own personal progressive pathways.