A career pathway is a series of building blocks taking our learners to their future career - whether that's through employment or further study. Our teaching staff are industry experts who work with employers to help students develop industry relevant skills and attitudes.
Our career pathway maps, available on our college websites, show the different routes for students to get to their chosen careers: though college, higher education and employment in the most popular industry sectors.
We also provide independent careers advice and guidance for students who are unsure of what they want to do next.
The elements of a career pathway
Your study programme will be made up of these elements:
- A main qualification - Designed in partnership with employers, ensuring it is highly relevant and prepares you for future industry success
- Work experience - Relevant to your programme, helping you develop confidence and skills in the workplace
- Experience of work - Including: talks by industry experts, project-based learning 6tasks set and evaluated by employers, participating in a learning company
- English and maths - Boosting these essential life skills. You will need to have gained or be working towards a GCSE in English or maths at Grade C or above (revision lessons and retakes are available to help you achieve this goal, if needed)
- The Edge - Our tutorial programme focusing on your personal development, behaviour and welfare, supporting you get
- Applying learning in a real work context
- Developing new, industry-specific skills, behaviours and attributes
- Gaining up-to-date experience of industry
- Exploring opportunities that could shape their career pathways