The aim of Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) in the college is to help pupils develop their knowledge, understanding, skills and experience of opportunities, to manage their career development, and make relevant informed choices, ensuring successful transition into education, training or employment and to become lifelong learners.
The overall objective of effective CEIAG provision within the college is to enable pupils to become effective career decision makers, empowered to manage their own career development successfully and with due respect and care for their own needs, those of others and of their wider communities.
There are 3 main aims needed to realise this objective.
Aim 1: Self-Awareness and Development
Aim 2: Career Exploration
Aim 3: Career Management
Formal careers guidance begins in Year 10 when pupils select their subjects for GCSE.
In Year 11 all pupils undergo preparation for work experience.
In Year 12 all pupils complete mock interviews in order to improve interview skills and enhance career prospects.
In Years 13 and 14 pupils undertake a programme which focuses on self-development, career exploration, career management and the online UCAS “Apply” System. Throughout the programme pupils are involved in careers guidance interviews, a more focused work placements, mock interviews, university visits and talks from visiting speakers.
Careers advisers from the Careers Service for Northern Ireland come to the college on a regular basis and participate in the delivery of the programme throughout all Key Stages.
We empower pupils to make effective decisions about the future.