Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

At Pathways Learning Centre we offer a careers programme which is in place to encourage and help our students to be equipped and emotionally ready to enable them to move on in to Post 16 education, employment or training.

It is vital that all students are fully supported and guided in the process of planning for their futures. We have a Professional Lead for Careers at Pathways Learning Centre, Rowan Baker, as well as an Independent Careers Adviser & Progression Coach, Steve Newman, to support our comprehensive careers education programme. All staff play an active role in preparing our students for their next steps.

Please click here for an overview from our careers adviser Parent Information from Careers Adviser

Careers programme overview

All students can meet with careers staff for individual advice about options and career choices. We can support with CVs, interview preparation, application forms, apprenticeship searches and much more. We also arrange college and Post 16 provider visits in groups or one to one, depending on the needs for each student. Parents and carers are always welcome to accompany such visits. We are always keen to include parents and carers in the transition from Pathways Learning Centre to the young person’s Post 16 option and we offer appointments at school or at home as well as contact by email or phone. Our careers team are available at parent evenings and host parents meetings to discuss Post 16 options with parents/carers.

Please click here for information on our careers programme by year group (7-11) Careers Programme overview by year group

Year 11 and Post 16

We are also committed to support our Year 11 school leavers who move on to Post 16 provision. To do this, we contact their intended provision to ensure they have enrolled and started. If anyone has not done so, we attempt to contact the individual or/and parent/carer to offer our support. This could be a phone call, home visit or accompanying to a college or alternative Post 16 provision. We actively offer this ‘follow up’ service for 3 – 6 months after students have left us.

Please click here for information for Year 11 students and Post 16 options

What to do in Year 11

Post 16 Options

Our careers programme follows the Eight Gatsby Benchmarks which is a framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance. It now forms part of the Governments’ careers strategy which was launched in December 2017. 

Please click here for an overview of our careers programme Careers Programme overview  and information on how we meet the Gatsby benchmarks.