Provider Access Legislation: Our Story
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Everyone has a role to play in ensuring that young people, parents and carers are supported to develop the knowledge and understanding of all available routes at key transition points. Promoting all pathways enables young people to make informed and more confident decisions.
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During Key Stage 3 we introduce students to a wide range of career opportunities using the 17 ONS careers categories. Each student will research the area during Tutor time and then receive two presentations per category. This gives them the chance to understand the huge range of career pathways open to them. A number of the talks introduce them, specifically, to apprenticeship routes into the sector.
These include, in Year 7, NHS apprenticeships, Agincare (social care, accountancy, IT apprenticeships), HIT Training (hospitality and catering training courses) and Burges Salmon (legal apprenticeships). In year 8 they hear from ASMPT and Prototype Electronics (manufacturing apprenticeships), JP Morgan (finance, IT apprenticeships), Albert Goodman (accountancy apprenticeships) and receive full introduction to apprenticeships with ASK Apprenticeships. In Year 9, students meet with staff from Kingston Maurward College who talk about land-based education and training and the Studio School.
Students at KS4 are starting to think about their options and make decisions about their futures. This means they need to have deeper experience of what is out there in order to make the right choices for themselves. In Year 10 students have longer sessions with Weymouth College and Kingston Maurward to learn about the various courses and apprenticeships that they offer. ASK Apprenticeships deliver a session on how to sign up to the apprenticeship finder website, which allows them to be informed of any opportunity that arises. We also take (self-selected) students to Weymouth College for taster sessions in two different courses. In Year 11, we introduce students to T-Levels during Tutor time and through talks about the T-Level offer from Budmouth Academy, Kingston Maurward and Weymouth College. Students can then self-select to attend apprenticeship application support workshops with ASK Apprenticeships as well as q&a sessions with Weymouth College and Kingston Maurward.
KS5 students interact throughout the year with various employees through the AED programme. This helps students to understand what it takes to be successful in the pathway that they choose. Additionally, students attend Next Step Day towards the end of Year 12 as they begin preparing for life after school. ASK Apprenticeships inform all students about the potential of degree apprenticeships and help them to sign on to the apprenticeship system. Employers drop in to speak to students during Year 12 and 13 when they have vacancies for apprenticeships. Companies include Atlas, Agincare, ASMPT, BAE, the Civil Service, FGP, JP Morgan and others.