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Page 1: What is IAG? Careers Advice and Guidance Information Advice and Guidance

What is IAG?

•Careers•Advice and Guidance

Information Advice and Guidance

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What IAG do the students get?What IAG do the students get?

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Yr 10 Personal Development Yr 10 Personal Development Lessons e.g. Lessons e.g.

Financial Education Financial Education Work Related learning- Health and safety Work Related learning- Health and safety

at work, work experience etcat work, work experience etcWriting C.V.’s, Application letters, Writing C.V.’s, Application letters, Labour Market Information (LMI)Labour Market Information (LMI)Occupational SectorsOccupational SectorsHealth & Wellbeing etc.Health & Wellbeing etc.

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Yr 11 Personal Development Yr 11 Personal Development Lessons e.g.Lessons e.g.

Financial Education Financial Education Work RelatedWork Related Updating C.V.’s, Application letters, Interview Updating C.V.’s, Application letters, Interview

preparationpreparation Labour Market Information (LMI)Labour Market Information (LMI) Health & Wellbeing - relationshipsHealth & Wellbeing - relationships Revision Skills etcRevision Skills etc AQA Certificate in Preparation for working lifeAQA Certificate in Preparation for working life

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Additional IAG Additional IAG

Subject teachersSubject teachersConnexions interviewsConnexions interviews Individual interview with member of senior Individual interview with member of senior

staffstaffAssemblies/outside speakersAssemblies/outside speakers Information booklets/leafletsInformation booklets/leafletsCareers libraryCareers library Internet etcInternet etc

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Connexions website and Connexions website and publicationspublications

‘‘You are the ones young people most turn to You are the ones young people most turn to when they need information and advice about when they need information and advice about education, training and life.’education, training and life.’

‘‘Whether the young person you are responsible Whether the young person you are responsible for is at school, learning at home, has a learning for is at school, learning at home, has a learning difficulty, is entering higher education or the difficulty, is entering higher education or the world of work, or just needs some advice on how world of work, or just needs some advice on how to manage money or relationships, access to to manage money or relationships, access to high quality, relevant information is essential.’ high quality, relevant information is essential.’

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Role of parentsRole of parents

You have a big influence on the choices You have a big influence on the choices your child makes.your child makes.

The options students have today are a lot The options students have today are a lot more complex that they were when we more complex that they were when we were their age.were their age.

Sometimes it is very confusing.Sometimes it is very confusing.

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More and more IT basedMore and more IT based

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Publications for parents Publications for parents

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www.myplan4life.org www.myplan4life.org http://options.connexionswest.org.uk/ http://options.connexionswest.org.uk/ http://workmatters.connexionswest.org.uk/ http://workmatters.connexionswest.org.uk/

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Level 1 qualifications Level 1 qualifications

Basic qualifications, usually part of a Basic qualifications, usually part of a personalised programmepersonalised programme. They build understanding of a . They build understanding of a subject, industry or area of work. They help you to use subject, industry or area of work. They help you to use your learning in everyday situations and routine tasks. your learning in everyday situations and routine tasks.

They include level 1 They include level 1 functional skillsfunctional skills and personal and and personal and social development qualifications, the social development qualifications, the Foundation DiplomaFoundation Diploma, level 1 , level 1 vocational qualificationsvocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC Introductory Certificates, OCR (e.g. NVQ, BTEC Introductory Certificates, OCR Nationals) and Nationals) and GCSEsGCSEs achieved at grades D to G. achieved at grades D to G.

With level 1 qualifications you can go on to study for With level 1 qualifications you can go on to study for level 2 qualifications and apply for an level 2 qualifications and apply for an ApprenticeshipApprenticeship or a or a job with training. job with training.

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Level 2 qualifications Level 2 qualifications

Qualifications that give you good knowledge, understanding and Qualifications that give you good knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work. They help you to use skills in a subject, industry or area of work. They help you to use your learning in a variety of tasks. your learning in a variety of tasks.

They include level 2 They include level 2 functional skillsfunctional skills qualifications, the qualifications, the Higher DiplomaHigher Diploma, level 2 vocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC , level 2 vocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, BTEC First, OCR Nationals) and GCSEs achieved at grades A* to C. First, OCR Nationals) and GCSEs achieved at grades A* to C.

With level 2 qualifications you can go on to study for level 3 With level 2 qualifications you can go on to study for level 3 qualifications or apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship or a job with qualifications or apply for an Advanced Apprenticeship or a job with training. For some people, they lead to semi-skilled jobs. training. For some people, they lead to semi-skilled jobs.

Most employers use this level as their minimum entry requirement. Most employers use this level as their minimum entry requirement.

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Level 3 qualifications Level 3 qualifications

Qualifications that give you detailed knowledge, understanding and Qualifications that give you detailed knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work and that help you to apply skills in a subject, industry or area of work and that help you to apply your learning with little support. your learning with little support.

They include They include A/AS levelsA/AS levels, the Advanced and the , the Advanced and the Progression DiplomasProgression Diplomas, level 3 , level 3 vocational qualificationsvocational qualifications (e.g. NVQ, (e.g. NVQ, BTEC Nationals, OCR Nationals), the International Baccalaureate BTEC Nationals, OCR Nationals), the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge Pre-U. and Cambridge Pre-U.

With level 3 qualifications you can go on to study at a higher level. With level 3 qualifications you can go on to study at a higher level. UniversitiesUniversities expect most applicants to be qualified to this level. You expect most applicants to be qualified to this level. You could also apply for a job with training. Employers are increasingly could also apply for a job with training. Employers are increasingly looking for applicants who are qualified to at least this level. For looking for applicants who are qualified to at least this level. For some people, level 3 qualifications lead to technical, skilled and some people, level 3 qualifications lead to technical, skilled and supervisory jobs. supervisory jobs.

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Qualifications at Levels 4 to 8 Qualifications at Levels 4 to 8

These are higher level, specialist and professional These are higher level, specialist and professional qualifications. They develop very high knowledge, qualifications. They develop very high knowledge, understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of understanding and skills in a subject, industry or area of work and involve the independent application of learning.work and involve the independent application of learning.

They include NVQs at levels 4 and 5, Higher National They include NVQs at levels 4 and 5, Higher National

Diplomas and Certificates, Foundation degrees, Honours Diplomas and Certificates, Foundation degrees, Honours degrees, postgraduate qualifications and professional degrees, postgraduate qualifications and professional qualifications (eg Associate, Certified or Chartered qualifications (eg Associate, Certified or Chartered Professional). Professional).

They can help you to gain promotion and take on a They can help you to gain promotion and take on a higher level, professional or specialist role in a subject, higher level, professional or specialist role in a subject, industry or area of work. industry or area of work.

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Important datesImportant dates

Thurs 22Thurs 22ndnd October – 6 October – 6thth Form Open Form Open EveningEvening

3030thth November – Fri 11 November – Fri 11thth Dec – Year 11 Dec – Year 11 Practice examsPractice exams

Mon 18Mon 18thth Jan – Year 11 Parents evening Jan – Year 11 Parents evening

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What are your choices at the end of

Year 11?

POST 16 OPTIONS

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JOIN THE GRANGE POST 16 CENTRE

Attend the POST 16 OPEN EVENING (Thursday 22nd October

2009)Prepare in advance and

ask questions!

Find out about the courses available… www.kingswoodpartnership.org.uk Talk to relevant teachers Talk to advisers (Connexions – interview application forms available from library or Mrs Skuse)Research into good combinations of subjects and where these might lead in the future

Complete the Kingswood

Partnership POST 16 APPLICATION FORM

(Deadline for applications 27

November 2009) and have a successful

POST 16 INTERVIEW

GET THE NECESSARY

GCSE GRADES!

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APPLY TO COLLEGE Get prospectuses from the library or

direct from the college (order via

internet).

Attend College Open Days /

Evenings and discuss courses

with college staff. Ask questions!

Complete College

application forms and

attend interview – prepare in

advance!

GET THE NECESSARY

GCSE GRADES!

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DO AN APPRENTICESHIPDO AN APPRENTICESHIP

Find out about the apprenticeships

available locally and decide on what

occupational area(s) you’re interested in

Find out about what apprenticeships are

available and take part in any OCCUPATIONAL

WORKSHOPs that are put on.

Complete apprenticeship application

forms and prepare for an

interview

GET THE NECESSARY GCSE GRADES!

(Apprenticeships are quite competitive – you’ll need to do

well)

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GET A JOB WITH TRAININGGET A JOB WITH TRAINING

Find out about LOCAL JOB VACANCIES

(Evening Post, Job Centres, Agencies)

What training is offered?

Update your CV, practice completing application

forms and make an extra effort in your INTERVIEW PREPARATION that takes

part in Personal development lessons.

Apply for jobs that start from July 2010GET THE

NECESSARY GCSE GRADES!

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TAKE A GAP YEAR OR DO TAKE A GAP YEAR OR DO VOLUNTARY WORKVOLUNTARY WORK

Find out about travel, employment and

volunteering opportunities

Plan out your activities and

what you want to do at the end of

the year

Apply for volunteering,

work, save and organise travel,

etc…

PLAN AHEAD – what will you do after your break from education

or work?

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Any questions?Any questions?

[email protected] [email protected]