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Intent Statement

‘All students are able to navigate their options to make informed choices regarding their future destinations. Students have a clear understanding of the options available to them and they aim high. Students develop the skills needed to be successful throughout their life leading to meaningful employment with job satisfaction and have the skills and abilities required to be able to adapt and evolve throughout a working lifetime to achieve better jobs and gain greater earning potential.’

The Academy's Careers Leader is Mrs Devlin (Assistant Principal) who can be contacted via the school telephone number 01922720558 or by email careers@bluecoatacademy.org

Our Independent Career Adviser (Aspire Careers Consultancy) is Carol Facey (01922 720558) email address st-facey-c@bluecoatacademy.org

To request an appointment please email careers@bluecoatacademy.org

Careers Information and UpdatesCareers Support Booklet

Aspire to H.E.

We are working in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, who work with local schools and colleges and are committed to improving access to higher education for everyone in the Black Country, and Telford and Wrekin. Our partnership has enabled the launch of Unifrog and we some targeted additional intervention to raise aspirations.

Aspire to HE Privacy Statement

Blue Coat Church of England academy are committed to ensuring our careers provision educates, informs and provides advice and guidance to enable students to make informed choices regarding their future. We encourage students to consider future pathways as soon as they start with us in Year 7. We provide regular opportunities through PD days, form time and focus days to provide opportunities that link to the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and help guide students to the future or career of their choice.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and Work Related Learning (WRL)

Careers Education: Careers education is the delivery of learning about careers as part of the curriculum. Opportunities are provided through PD days and form time

Careers Information: information that supports career and learning choices including knowledge of labour market information (LMI), such as salaries of various professions, employment rate in various professions, available training programs, and current job openings. Opportunities are provided through Career of the week (launching January), bulletins and newsletters (website and student email)

Careers Advice: information about education and work opportunities to students.  Careers advisors give information about opportunities, future careers, progression pathways as well as helping with CVs, UCAS choices, personal statements and application forms. Opportunities are provided by Carol Facey, independent careers adviser. All year 11 and year 13 students will receive at least one guidance appointment. These can be requested via form tutor or using the careers email address.

Careers Guidance: refers to services and activities intended to assist students to make education, training and occupational choices and to manage their careers. Opportunities will be made available through focus days/ weeks, workshops and targeted activities as well as form time and PD day input to support students to plan for their future progression and pathways and make informed choices considering the range of options available to them.

Work-related Learning: Planned activity that enables students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding related to the workplace, including learning work experience, learning about work, workplace encounters, employment rights, working practices and learning the skills for work. Opportunities will be made available through focus days/ weeks, workshops and targeted activities as well as form time and PD day input.

Provider Access

Help, guidance & support:

The links below may help you when it comes to preparing for your next steps, click on the following links for more information:

State of the Region – West Midlands Combined AuthorityGuide to the Labour Market in the West MidlandsLocal Labour Market IntelligenceLabour Market InformationNational Careers ServiceApprenticeshipsUCASAim Higher West MidlandsBlack Country Skills Factory