Careers Hub

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Careers

At Crown Hills Community College, we are passionate about supporting students through the process of deciding upon the direction they take after finishing school. We provide impartial guidance and advice on further education, training or employment across KS3 and KS4 and involve many outside agencies such as employers. If you have any queries about careers, higher education or work experience please contact our Careers Leader, Mr Yusuf Patel, on 01162736893 or ypatel@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk. Our Careers Advisor Sharon Squires ssquires@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk

Careers Programme Information

To read our Provider Access Policy Statement and our Safeguarding Policy please see our Policy Page

Our Mission is simple: 

“We want every student to be the best they can be, thrive in the best possible career and contribute positively to society.” 

A young person’s career is the progress they make in learning and work. All young people are entitled to a planned programme of careers activities to help them to choose pathways that are right for them, to be able to manage their education and career options and sustain employability throughout their lives. Crown Hills is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance for all.

To find out about some of our fantastic former students please click here. We will share their journey into the world of work and their next steps in education or training. We are very proud of our alumni and thankful that many give time to come back and talk to our students.

As your son/daughter makes choices and plans for the future they need support from the people who know them best, their families. There are many ways that parents and carers can offer support with choices.

Because of RPA (raising the participation age) legislation, students have to do some sort of learning.

Students may choose to:

  • Stay at School, go to a College or Sixth Form and study full time courses
  • Get a job and take a work related course alongside it such as an OCR National, BTEC, City and Guilds or other accredited course
  • Be Self Employed but you will also need to do some accredited learning or training course
  • Volunteer for 20 hours or more but will need to do some accredited learning alongside it, offered by the organisation or independent of it
  • Do an Apprenticeship or other accredited training courseIf students have a learning difficulty or SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), a Statement or an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), then we will talk to them about their ‘Local Offer’.

If students have a learning difficulty or SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), a Statement or an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), then we will talk to them about their ‘Local Offer’.

The qualifications gained at the end of Year 11 will have a large impact on what students can do, especially at which Level they can study or learn: See table below

If you have… A few or no GCSE passes Several GCSEs at grade 1 or 2 Four or more GCSE passes at grade 3 or above 5 good 9 – 4 passes at GCSE (including English and Maths)
You should apply for a course at: Entry Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
The course lasts: 1 Year 1 Year 1 Year 2 Years
Examples of Programmes/Courses are: 16-19 Entry Level or Level 1. Programmes which will include English, Maths and Personal Development and could include:

1.    L1 BTEC Certificate

16-19 courses at Level 1 or Level 2. Apprenticeships may be limited at this level:

1.    L2 BTEC Diploma

16-19 courses at Level 2 or Level 3:

·  L2/3 BTEC Diploma

·  Apprenticeship at Intermediate Level

16-19 courses at Level 3 which could include:

·  A Levels

·  Level 3 BTEC Diploma

·  Apprenticeship at Advanced Level

On completion you could: Progress onto a further Entry or Level 1 course Level 2 Options Level 3 Options Higher Education, Skilled Employment
Parents’ Guide to Careers Guidance – CASCAID click here

Parents’ Guide to Careers Guidance The support that they provide should be independent, impartial and in the best interest of their students. Access to careers guidance for Year

 Parents Guide to Careers click here

 Parental Guidance Making Choices click here

Resources

 UCAS Parent Guide 2022 click here

 Careers Advice for Parents click here

 Parent Adviser click here

  Parents Guide to Apprenticeships click here

For how to create a CV please click here

Because of RPA (raising the participation age) legislation, students have to do some sort of learning. Students may choose to:

  • Stay at School, go to a College or Sixth Form and study full time courses
  • Get a job and take a work related course alongside it such as an OCR National, BTEC, City and Guilds or other accredited course
  • Be Self Employed but you will also need to do some accredited learning or training course
  • Volunteer for 20 hours or more but will need to do some accredited learning alongside it, offered by the organisation or independent of it
  • Do an Apprenticeship or other accredited training course. If students have a learning difficulty or SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), a Statement or an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), then we will talk to them about their ‘Local Offer’.

If students have a learning difficulty or SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities), a Statement or an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan), then we will talk to them about their ‘Local Offer’.

The qualifications gained at the end of Year 11 will have a large impact on what students can do, especially at which Level they can study or learn: See table below

In addition, students who do not achieve a Grade 4 in Maths or English Language are required to re-take the course at college.

Links to FE Colleges in Leicester

Beauchamp City

WQE

Beauchamp College

City of Leicester

English Martyrs

St Paul’s Catholic School
Gateway College

Leicester College

SMB College Group

Loughborough College

NWSLC

College Applications – 

Positive Steps @16 is the on-line application system, which all students will use to apply for at least 2 post-16 places during Year 11.    https://www.ps16.co.uk/

For help with completing your PS16 applications follow the step-by-step instructions in these guides

Part 1 – PS16 User Guide

Part 2 – PS16 User Guide

Positive Steps@16 click here 

It is very important to spend time researching job roles and the job market, here are some resources to help you;

Watch Careers in Leicester and Leicestershire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_pS_0-ecl8
Take this quiz to find a suitable job https://www.ucas.com/careers/careers-quiz
How to get into different careers https://www.how2become.com/careers/
Watch videos about jobs https://icould.com/explore
Apprenticeship information https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
 Local Apprenticeships available https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch?SearchMode=Keyword&reset=True
Search for college courses https://www.ps16.co.uk/courses/full-time-course-providers
Search for University courses https://www.ucas.com/
University alternatives https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
Compare Universities https://discoveruni.gov.uk/
Leading University information https://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/
Local Alternative Providers https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Discover/ApprenticeshipsInYourArea/Details/Leicestershire?page4126=1&size4126=12 
T Levels https://llep.org.uk/skills/information-resources-for-young-people/t-levels/
List of all qualifications and levels https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels
Enterprise https://bit.ly/3GlGlCU
Download our helpful qualifications chart https://llep.org.uk/app/uploads/2021/01/LLEP_Pathways_Poster.pdf

Volunteering

What is NCS click here

Vinspired click here

Get Involved – Young People click here

 This information is a collation of all the opportunities we have heard about from employers, colleges and universities. It is never too early to plan for the future.

Please use the links provided to for more information and apply to anything you are interested immediately.  Otherwise speak to Mrs Squires Careers Adviser.

  1. Year 11 Lunchtime talks by

Beena Ghattoraya, PJEA Programme Lead, Leicester College, who supported Jevean Barryclough from Leicester College wins national Entrepreneur of the Year award

Jevean Barryclough, a student in the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy (PJEA) at Leicester College, has been crowned Entrepreneur of the Year at the Peter Jones Foundation national awards.

As part of the judging, Jevean pitched her business ideas to Peter Jones CBE, Dragon on BBC’s hit series Dragons’ Den, along with a panel of celebrated business figures.     Run by the Peter Jones Foundation, the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy is a network of schools and colleges that deliver courses in business and entrepreneurship.

  1. Online work experience and career days

The days are designed to give students an insight into possible future careers with advice on how to apply to university followed by an afternoon session of work experience to help them see what the career may be like. Students will receive a certificate confirming their work experience.

Students who are aged 13-18, can register to join the online days through the website.

The schedule is as follows:

Medicine Career Day – Saturday 7th October 2023

Midwifery Career Day – Saturday 21st October 2023

Dentistry Career Day – Saturday 28th October 2023

Business Career Day – Sunday 5th November 2023

Psychology Career Day – Saturday 11th November 2023

Architect Career Day – Saturday 18th November 2023

Vet Career Day – Saturday 25th November 2023

Law Career Day – Saturday 2nd December 2023

Computer Science Career Day – Saturday 9th December 2023

Students can visit www.careerdays.co.uk to join a session in their field of interest and will receive a certificate at the end of the day confirming their work experience.

  1. National Citizen Service

LEBC have an exciting new NCS Programme October Half Term 2023. This is for students aged 15 – 17 years old who may be searching for a new challenge outside of the classroom or want to add something to their personal statement when applying for college or university. The three programmes we have on offer which include Life Skills, Employability Boost and Social Action. Students can choose to book on to just one of these programmes or two, or all three if they wish to. Please note however they must attend all three days of the programme to complete this and receive a certificate.

The Life Skills programme will run from Saturday 14th October – Monday 16th October 2023 from 10am – 5pm each day. During these three days, we will focus on wellbeing, budgeting, nutrition and exercise and run a workshop with Street Doctors.

The Employability programme will run from Tuesday 17h October – Thursday 19th October 2023 from 10am – 5pm each day. Across the three days young people should expect to partake in workshops surrounding work experience, routes into employment, mock interviews, and visit DMU for the day.

The Social Action programme will run from Friday 20th October – Sunday 22nd October 2023 from 10am – 5pm. Across the three days young people the programme will be based on social action in which voting, fundraising, and campaigning alongside planning and delivering a form of social action will be covered. All three programmes will be based at Warning Zone Ltd, 30 Frog Island, Off North Bridge Place, Leicester, LE3 5AG and will run from 10am – 5.00pm. This is free of charge for all young people, there is no lunch or travel support included.

If your young people are interested, they will need to request a place via the link below and complete the form attached. We will then contact them and their parent / guardian to confirm their place on the programme/s and send further information. https://form.jotform.com/NCS6REF/request-a-place-on-ncs-in-leicester

 

GATSBY BENCHMARKS

Careers guidance, alongside academic achievement is one of the keys to social mobility.  Children & young people will naturally look to parents and carers for advice but schools have a key role to play in broadening horizons, removing stereotypes and preparing students for the world of work.  All Careers Education Information & Guidance in schools (CEIAG) in schools in England is required to follow the English Government’s Careers Strategy.

The framework within this strategy is the Gatsby Benchmarks and schools are required to meet all of these to be judged to have a successful careers and guidance programme.  These are monitored by the Careers & Enterprise Company who also offer support and some funding.  We also have support from the local enterprise partnership, Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and are linked to a local business partner who acts as an Enterprise Advisor and works with us on building networks with local employers as well as colleges and universities.

Success is also measured by linking the destinations data of students to their schools and colleges for 3 years after leaving.

The Gatsby Benchmarks are below and further down the development plan for Crown Hills Community College to meet them.

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of the workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

https://resources.careersandenterprise.co.uk/browse-category/gatsby-benchmarks

At Crown Hills Community College we would like all subject areas to do the following:

  1. have a prominent display that links subject learning and skill development to different careers
  2. develop links with businesses and organisations to invite alumni and other external speakers to come into school (virtually where an actual visit is not feasible)
  3. where appropriate to organise external visits by students to local businesses/organisations
  4. Record careers learning opportunities for students in schemes of learning.
  5. take part in whole school ‘Careers Days’ where all teachers start their lesson with a careers focus, such as talking about their career pathway or showing a short film where people in a range of job roles explain the relevance of skills developed in a particular subject area to their role.
  6. explore the possibility of developing real projects/challenges for students with a local business or organisation e.g. a local company setting IT students the task of designing/updating their website
  7. consider the needs and interests of all students and ensure that information challenges stereotyping including gender and disability

Resources

The MYPATH YouTube page features new and growing set of 50 – 90 second videos showing how particular topics are used in a variety of careers. This is a resource that will meet Gatsby Benchmark 4 (linking careers to the curriculum).  https://www.mypathcareersuk.com/resources

This channel hosts the ‘Maths, Why Bother?’ ‘English, Why Bother?’ ‘And Science, Why Bother?’ resource amongst others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpPaj3cW40M&list=PLVEWa7uIDT75K5D10z7YO3PHksy7XECCP&index=11

Skills Builder

This programme is used across the school during tutor time it enables students to build the essential skills needed alongside academic qualifications to ensure success in their future.

All staff have their own accounts and can access all the resources available enabling them to help students identify these skills as they use them in lessons and to develop them further throughout their time at Crown Hills Community College.

We are currently emphasising Creativity with displays in all classrooms.

Being able to demonstrate these skills and give examples of when they have used them at interview brings our students on to a level playing field with those who have had a private education and helps them be successful at getting into college, university, apprenticeships & employment.   https://www.skillsbuilder.org/

It is very important to spend time researching job roles and the job market, here are some resources to help you;

Watch Careers in Leicester and Leicestershire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_pS_0-ecl8
Take this quiz to find a suitable job https://www.ucas.com/careers/careers-quiz
How to get into different careers https://www.how2become.com/careers/
Watch videos about jobs https://icould.com/explore
Apprenticeship information https://www.apprenticeships.gov.uk/
 Local Apprenticeships available https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch?SearchMode=Keyword&reset=True
Search for college courses https://www.ps16.co.uk/courses/full-time-course-providers
Search for University courses https://www.ucas.com/
University alternatives https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
Compare Universities https://discoveruni.gov.uk/
Leading University information https://www.russellgroup.ac.uk/
Local Alternative Providers https://www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/Discover/ApprenticeshipsInYourArea/Details/Leicestershire?page4126=1&size4126=12
T Levels https://llep.org.uk/skills/information-resources-for-young-people/t-levels/
List of all qualifications and levels https://www.gov.uk/what-different-qualification-levels-mean/list-of-qualification-levels
Enterprise https://bit.ly/3GlGlCU
Download our helpful qualifications chart https://llep.org.uk/app/uploads/2021/01/LLEP_Pathways_Poster.pdf

Inspire students to explore the world of work

 

 

Capture Buzz Moments in the classroom

 

Access lesson plans, videos and quizzes for over 15 industry sectors My Learning, My Future is a suite of resources to support subject teaching staff, from over 20 subjects at KS3 & 4
Careers Programme   

To see local 6th form providers visit our student area.

As an integral part of the Year 10 curriculum, students will undertake a period of work experience in the summer term. This is designed to give each student a greater understanding of the world of work, prepare them for the responsibilities and opportunities of adult life and to work with adults other than teachers. Work Experience is an exciting learning opportunity for students as it allows them to have a real‐ life experience of the workplace whilst still at school age. Furthermore, a placement is an opportunity for a young person to gain valuable insight into a job or a career that they maybe are Interested in. The skills and knowledge developed by work experience can prove invaluable to a young person as they complete their education and make important decisions about their route to the job or career of their choice.

Explore different occupations using the LMI for All Careerometer widget

Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations help of learn about different occupations and identify potential careers.

It provides access to a selection of UK headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects for different occupations, as well as description of the occupation.

Simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you. You can then look up another two occupations and compare. You can also select ‘display the UK average’ and compare the information with the occupation you have selected.

Labour Market Information

What is Labour Market Information (LMI)

Labour Market Information, tells us about local or national demand for different skills from various industries. LMI informs us:

Who are the big employers In your area and what jobs they have on offer

Which jobs are the easiest and hardest to find in your area

What skills are in short supply in your area

What skills employers are looking for in your chosen industry

What qualifications are required for your chosen industry

What jobs will look like in the future

All the above factors will help you make a more informed decision about which career path you take.

Below are a few websites/links where you can explore Labour Market Information in various job sectors.

www.icould.com

Website that gives you free access to more than a thousand videos related to different curriculum subjects of people telling their personal careers stories in their own words including information on Labour Market Information (LMI) e.g. average salary, skills & qualification.

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.go.uk

Please click here

University of Leicester and MSC Medicine and Allied Health Summer School – Post 16 (Year 12) and Pre-16 (Year 10 & Year 11)

The University of Leicester is pleased to be running two residential summer schools in July for students who are interested in medicine and other allied health courses. It is completely free for students to attend and it is a fabulous opportunity to experience what studying medicine or another allied health subject at

For Year 9 Options Information please click here

Local businesses – we need your expertise!

We have a number of events in our careers program which would offer you an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers.

These include assemblies, careers evenings, input in lessons and drop in sessions at lunch time and after school. We welcome all offers and would love to hear from you.

Our aim is to ensure that our students have up to date information on the full range opportunities available at you establishment and understand what they need to do to achieve their career goals.

If you want to inspire our students we are open for business!

Contact us using the above button and we’ll be in touch directly to talk about how you can make a difference in our school.  Being part of our business support network will provide you moments of great satisfaction but striving to make a difference can also be an exciting challenge! Having employers like you helping to inspire young minds and transform attitudes through a range of activities and opportunities is the foundation of an excellent careers programme as set out by the Gatsby Foundation’s eight Benchmarks of good practice  and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

Crown Hills Community College has the benefit of a key business volunteer who works with us on a strategic level, encouraging the development of our careers programme and connecting us to the business community across the county. This role is recognised nationally as an Enterprise Adviser (EA)  and they are part of the Leicester and Leicestershire Careers Hub community of support driving the connection between careers education and the business sector.

You can help us by:

  • Be part of our Mock interviews with Year 9 or 11 students and help them structure their CVs
  • Get involved in extracurricular clubs and activities
  • Give an inspiring talk based on your industry or job role
  • Provide a coaching/mentoring service through a structured programme
  • Run a hands-on workshop with activities relating to your area of expertise
  • Be part of our discussions about pathways after school, e.g. apprenticeships
  • Help champion specific issues and challenge barriers in the workplace around gender stereotyping, disability etc
  • Help bring a subject lesson to life by linking it to your industry
  • Offer a work experience placement for students at your business premises
  • Become an ambassador supporting employment routes for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and offer a work experience placement that is co-supported by the school
  • Provide a Supported Internship opportunity

What to expect…

By getting involved you will not only be supporting future workforce development and helping to broaden the minds of the young people but you will also be developing new skills for your staff, forging community links and building a positive profile for your company.

We will support you throughout your visit to us to ensure we maximise the use of your valuable time. Our Careers Leader is Mr Yusuf Patel.  You can contact him on 0116 2736893 or ypatel@crownhills.leicester.sch.uk

Our Careers Leader will…

Be your main point of contact for all enquiries
Organise pre-meets/discussions/information for activities you sign up to
Provide you details of the local arrangements including parking, facilities and our safeguarding policy.
Conduct a short evaluation with you to ensure we are getting things right.
With your permission add you to our network and keep you up to date with future activities.
To help you with your engagement there are a range of resources available here  from the Careers and Enterprise Company.

To read our Provider Access Policy Statement and our Safeguarding Policy please see our Policy Page

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Definitions

Apprenticeships: Employment funded through government supported training.

Education: Includes school sixth form, sixth form college, further education college, part-time education, home study and juvenile offenders age 16/17 in a custodial institution.

Employment with study: Employment that provides training or is combined with part time study that leads to a regulated qualification that can be found on Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications.

Employment without training: Employment that does not provide any training leading to a regulated qualification, employment with other training but not leading to a regulated qualification, temporary employment and part-time employment.

NEET: Includes those undertaking voluntary work, being available to the labour market, young carers, teenage parents, illness, pregnancy, unlikely to be economically active.

Other: Includes asylum seekers without citizenship, moved out of contact, no response, refused to disclose activity.

Training – foundation learning: Skills Funding Agency (SFA)/Education Funding Agency (EFA) funded training.

Training – re-engagement activities: Provision that has been put in place specifically to help young people who face significant barriers to participating post-16.

Careers Poster (1)

Video from Xello please click here 

Link for students please click here 

Link for tutors please click here 

Principal's welcome

I am delighted to welcome you to the Crown Hills Community
website. In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills
blends a 70 year history of inclusive education with an
innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state
education like no other to 1500 students from the
inner-city backgrounds.

On this website, you will find all that you need to know
about our college: its history, its values and its vision
for the future. Aspiration, Commitment and Success are our
core values that underpin everything that we do and you will
see that our success is down how these values inspire all
that we do.

Farhan Adam

Principal

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