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Fullhurst Community College

Careers education

Careers education, information, advice and guidance is offered to students in each year at Fullhurst Community College.  We measure and assess the impact of the careers programme through the use of evaluation questionnaires and destinations data. We review information published each September.  Deputy Principal, Mr C Heal, is the Careers Lead for the college.  The Leader of Enterprise and Employability is Ms S Mason.

Our Provider Access Policy Statement sets out our arrangements for managing the access of providers to students at the college for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer.

We have planned five careers weeks to take place throughout the academic year, with bespoke themes for each year group:

Year group Theme
Year 7 Building aspirations
Year 8 Understanding industry sectors
Year 9 Pathways to the future
Year 10 Planning  for the future
Year 11 Transition to the future

The documents at the bottom of the page help students to see the relevance of each of their lessons to the outside world and expand their understanding of the range of careers available.  If you would like any further information regarding careers education, please contact the main office on 0116  282 4326 or via email at office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk

Year 11 

  • Mock interviews
    Each year, over 20 employers from companies such as Santander, National Grid, Nylacast, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Constabulary conduct a mock interview with every student in year 11. Students have assemblies and two weeks of tutor sessions in preparation for the interviews.  They also produce a CV.

  • Liaise evening - All year 10 and 11 students invited
    Attendance from Leicester College, Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent College, Gateway College, New College, Beauchamp College, Brooksby Melton College, South Leicester College, English Martyrs Catholic School, Loughborough College, University of Loughborough, De Montfort University, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, 3aaa Apprenticeships, Leicestershire Apprenticeship Hub, Connextions and Women in Construction.

  • UCAS Progress curriculum provision
    This takes place over the course of the autumn term of year 11. The process begins with staff training for all year 11 tutors by the Leader of Enterprise and Employability. Following whole year group assemblies, students then have a programme of lessons delivered through tutor sessions on Careers, Education, Advice, Information and Guidance (CEAIG). Following this, a rolling programme sees each tutor group spend two weeks on the online site with the Leader of Enterprise and Employability, researching and completing the UCAS Progress form. One-to-one meetings are then held with all students to review their personal statement and check that their course choices are realistic and aspirational. Following this, revisions are then made to applications before submission. Form tutors, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability and Head of Year are actively involved with each student throughout this process.

  • College / Post 16 presentations
    Presentations are given by Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent College, Gateway College, Leicester College, Beauchamp College and South Leicester College. These are scheduled to take place at lunch time during the autumn term for year 11 students in preparation for UCAS Progress applications and during the summer term for year 10 students.

  • Graduate Programme
    The Graduate Programme involves the provision of CEIAG information to year 11 students.

  • Parents’ / open evenings
    The Leader of Enterprise and Employability attends parents’ evenings to meet parents/carers and offer information, advice and guidance.

  • Trips and workshops
    Previous year 11 students have attended the  ‘Get Inspired’ careers exhibition, an Oxbridge careers workshop and a Santander business workshop.

Year 10 

  • Liaise evening - All year 10 and 11 students invited
    Attendance from Leicester College, Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College, Regent College, Gateway College, New College, Beauchamp College, Brooksby Melton College, South Leicester College, English Martyrs Catholic School, Loughborough College, University of Loughborough, De Montfort University, British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, 3aaa Apprenticeships, Leicestershire Apprenticeship Hub, Connextions and Women in Construction.

  • Work experience
    All students take part in a week long work experience at the end of year 10, which is organised in partnership with Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC).  All year 10 tutors are given training by the Leader of Enterprise and Employability. For students, the process for work experience begins in October when they have assemblies and tutor lessons about choosing their work experience placement. Application forms are checked and students have a one-to-one session to discuss their chosen placement. Students have a week of tutor activities in preparation for their work experience. All students are visited on their work experience placement by a member of staff.  Year 10 students experience placements at a wide a variety of organisations. 

    Students are asked to complete an evaluation following their placement. 91% felt more positive about the world of work and 70% felt more motivated to work harder in college. 39% were offered further work experience / voluntary work, 11% were offered an apprenticeship and 9% were offered paid employment.
     
  • We organise work experience in partnership with Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC). LEBC have created three useful documents to guide students and parents through process:

             LEBC Work experience student handbook
             LEBC A guide to choosing work placements 2017-18
              LEBC Work experience parent guide

Fullhurst student on work experience

 

Fullhurst student on work experience

 

Fullhurst student on work experience

 

  • Parents’ evening
    The Leader of Enterprise and Employability attends all parents’ evenings to share information with parents/carers about the careers provision that is offered to students at Fullhurst. Hand-outs are available on work experience, future options and progression.
  • Trips and workshops
    Previous year 10 students have attended a Regent College taster session, a Loughborough University taster day, a Santander business workshop, an Army team building day and an Oxbridge careers workshop.

Year 9 

  • Year 9 options
    We hold a week of tutor activities in the lead up to our options assembly and evening in January. Every student has one-to-one meetings concerning their options either with their tutor, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability or the Deputy Principal.

  • Year 9 options evening
    The year 9 options evening is held to explain the options process and to advise students on what they should consider when making their choices. Representatives from all subjects, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability, SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team are present to provide advice and guidance. 

  • Parents’ evening
    Year 9 parents’ evening takes place during the year 9 options window. The CEIAG leader is present to provide further advice and guidance following on from the options evening.

  • Trips and workshops
    Previous year 9 students have attended a Dynamic DNA visit to the University of Leicester, a University of Nottingham taster day and a University of Loughborough options assembly.  Students recently had the opportunity to attend an environmental careers event to find out more about careers in the environmental and low carbon sector.           

Year 8 

  • Year 8 options
    We hold a week of tutor activities in the lead up to options assembly and options evening in June each year. Every student has one-to-one meetings regarding their options either with their tutor, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability or the Deputy Principal.

  • Year 8 options evening
    The year 8 options evening is held to explain the options process and to advise students on what they should consider when making their choices. Representatives from all subjects, the Leader of Enterprise and Employability, SENCO and the Senior Leadership Team are present to provide advice and guidance. 

  • Parents’ evenings
    The Leader of Enterprise and Employability attends all parents’ evenings to share information with parents/carers about the careers provision that is offered to students at Fullhurst. Hand-outs on year 8 options, future options and progression are available.

  • Trips and workshops
    Previous year 8 students have attended a ‘Where can Maths & English take me?’ university workshop, a Barclays life skills employability workshop and a University of Leicester taster day.

Year 7 

  • Activities
    Year 7 students take part in numerous competitions and activities throughout the year during tutor periods to introduce them to the world of careers and employability. One-to-one meetings with students can be organised and provision has been put in place for some students with behaviour issues to have a careers meeting once a term to keep them on track.

  • Progression materials
    Students complete tutor activities towards the end of the academic year ready for year 8.

Useful careers links 

UCAS Progress logo

 UCAS Progress has prospectus information about courses available for post 16 year olds.

Kudos logo

  Kudos has tools and information to help students make better choices about options for post-16, 18 and their future
  career.

What work Leicestershire logo

  What Work Leicestershire is a local labour market guide for young people.

Connextions logo

  Connexions is the careers service for young people in Leicester. They have information about jobs, careers, training
  and apprenticeships.

National Careers Service logo

  National Careers Service has careers information and job profiles on almost 800 different types of job

Barclays Lifeskills logo

  LifeSkills, created with Barclays, helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of
  work.
icould logo   icould includes 1000 films of personal career stories, across all occupations.  It can give you inspiration for your career.

Plotr logo

  Plotr can help you to discover your future and guide you to careers you could be great at. Whether you’ve got a career
  in mind or you haven’t got a clue.

Careersbox logo

  Careersbox is a free careers film library.

Informed Choices logo

  Informed Choices is aimed at all students considering A-level and equivalent options. It includes advice on the best
  subject combinations for a wide range of university courses as well as advice on the best choices if you don’t know
  what you want to study after school and need to keep your options open

Moving on logo

  Moving on is an on-line careers and qualifications magazine.

Future Morph logo

  Future Morph covers career opportunities from science and maths

Tomorrow's Engineers logo

  Tomorrows Engineers explains what engineering is and how to get into it.

Not Going To Uni logo

  Not Going To Uni is a website showcasing opportunities that exist other than going to university, such as
  apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and job

 

Post 16 transition

Leaving school

The law states that all students have to stay in learning until at least their 18th birthday. Students can choose from:

  • a full time course at a college studying for A Levels or a vocational qualification.

  • learning while you work on an apprenticeship, traineeship or study programme.

  • learning part-time and getting a job, voluntary work or starting your own business.

It is important that students start a course in September, even if they hope to find an apprenticeship or join the armed forces.  They can always drop out later, but will be fulfilling the requirement, just in case their preferred plan doesn't work out.

2018 leavers' destinations 

Destination Number of students Percentage of students
Leicester College 70 39%
WQE / Regent College 70 39%
Apprenticeship 6 4%
Heart of England Training (HOET) 5 3%
Employed 5 3%
Beauchamp College 4 2%
NEET / Health 4 2%
Trans4m 3 1.5%
College outside of Leicestershire 2 1%
Loughborough College 2 1%
Football Academy 2 1%
Gateway College 2 1%
South Leicestershire College 2 1%
Brooksby Melton College 1 0.5%
English Martyrs' Catholic School 1 0.5%
Stephenson College 1 0.5%

Information about your / your son or daughter's GCSE results 

Confused about your / your son or daughter's grades?

The DfE campaign website aims to answer queries about GCSE changes.
DfE fact sheet for parents


If your grades are lower than predicted:

  • Don’t panic.  Talk to school staff, your parent/carer and possibly Connexions about your options.
  • Contact the college, they might still accept you either on your course or another one.
  • Call the Exam Results Helpline (0808 100 900), a government funded helpline.
  • You might be able to re-sit some GCSEs, possibly whilst studying for A Levels or a BTEC.
  • However, if there isn’t a really good reason why you didn’t get higher grades, you will probably get the same ones again, so choose a lower level of course.
  • Consider asking for your paper to be reviewed.
  • If you don’t have the grades for your college, contact other colleges to apply for their courses.  Remember, you can get into university with a BTEC, not just A Levels.
  • Consider other options such as apprenticeships, traineeships or part-time study with work or volunteering. See: www.gov.uk/apprenticeships-guide.


If your grades are higher than predicted:

  • Well done.  Talk to school staff, your parent/carer and possibly Connexions about your options.
  • If your course is a Level 1 or 2, contact the college, they may be able to offer you a Level 2 or 3.
  • Consider contacting other colleges to see if they have a more suitable course for you e.g. A Levels rather than a BTEC.


Want to speak to someone?

Information about local colleges  

Beauchamp College logo

  Beauchamp College offers a wide range of A-level courses.

Brooksby Melton College Logo

  Brooksby Melton College offers a range of specialist vocational courses.

Gateway College logo

  Gateway College offers a wide range of vocational and academic courses.

Leicester College logo

  Leicester College offers a wide range of vocational courses and apprenticeships training.

Loughborough College logo

  Loughbrough College offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses and apprenticeships training.

Regent College logo

  Regent College offers a wide range of vocational and academic courses.

South Leicestershire College logo

  South Leicestershire College offers a wide range of vocational courses and apprenticeships training.

WQE1 logo

  Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth 1 College offers a wide range of A-level courses.

Information about apprenticeships 

Apprenticeships logo

  Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study.  The www.getingofar.gov.uk website provides      
  information and enables you to search for apprenticeship vacancies. 

Get My First Job Logo

  The GetMyFirstJob website is a website which allows you to search for apprenticeships and opportunities with many      well known employers and training providers.

Useful downloads:

 

Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
Imperial Avenue
Leicester
LE3 1AH

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781
email: office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk