Careers Advice and Guidance

Pupil Entitlement

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

  • to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point; 
  • to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events; 
  • to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

At PLC we meet this entitlement in a variety of ways. For example:

  • An annual ‘Aspiration Day’ event involving all year groups. Students have a whole day of access to a range of providers on site. Please see gallery.
  • College taster days
  • Early college course access
  • Vocational opportunities
  • Work experience
  • Insight talks – visits from providers, for example:
    • City of Bristol CollegeA Levels and Vocational courses in 4 different locations
    • Boom SatsumaCreative & Digital Media and Production & Performing Arts courses
    • Access Creative CollegeGames Design, Media and Music courses
    • SGS CollegeA Levels, vocational courses and a Sports Academy
    • St Brendan’s CollegeA Levels and Vocational courses for 16-19 year olds
    • Reflections Training AcademyHairdressing, Barbering & Customer Service Apprenticeships and Study Programmes

The sample below is taken from our Provider Access Policy which can also be found here.