Information and Guidance

In October 2009 the Government launched a new strategy to make careers education and Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) more relevant to the 21st century.  The Information, Advice and Guidance strategy aims to make careers education more accessible for young people and ensure  each one of them, whatever their background, can make the right education and training choices so they have the best possible chance of succeeding.

 


 

 

Why IAG -

For some young people who have grown up in families and households where there is no knowledge of the education, training and employment options available, this support will be invaluable.  For other young people, having the opportunity to talk through the different options means making the right choices is less daunting. 
The strategy will also help to ensure parents are better informed about the different options available, so they can help their children to make the right decisions.
Another reason for the new strategy is the changing jobs market.  In spite of the current economic difficulties, the global economy is expected to double in size by 2030, creating up to a billion new jobs in high-skilled industries. Young people therefore need a good, well-rounded education, relevant and rigorous qualifications and broader employability skills to prosper in this changing market.

 


 

 

IAG at SHS -

This takes many different forms throughout a student's school life.

Y9:
14+ Choices Evening
14+ Choices Fair
BT Work Inspiration Event
Access to Youth Support Service
PSE Lessons
Info on school website
Dedicated IAG area in school library
Flexi Day College taster

Y10:
GCSE Evening
'Go With The Flow' bus
Access to Youth Support Service
PSE Lessons
Info on school website
Dedicated IAG area in school library
Flexi Day College taster

Y11:
16+ Interviews with SLT
16+ Choices Evening
Careers Fair
Access to Youth Support Service
PSE Lessons
Info on school website
Dedicated IAG area in school library
1 to 1 Apprenticeship interviews

Careers Information

From 2013, young people have been required to stay in some form of learning until they are 17. From 2015, this has risen to age 18. This could be full time school or college or a job with training.

It’s important that young people are making their decisions about their future based on good information and advice.

There is a wide range of careers information online. Below is a list of some of the best sites to look at.

the source

mygo

apprenticeships

rising high

ucas