Our impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) commitment to our students
In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we will now be using Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 now have access to this excellent website and we hope to have Years 7, 8 and 9 on board in the summer term 2021.
The Unifrog platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations. Key features of the platform include:
Exploring Pathways – personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, challenges called MOOCs and webinars
Recording – self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills
Opportunities – search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more
Applications – tools to help students build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays)
Students access the platform for the first time using a sign-up code which is unique to their year group. They login to Unifrog using their college email address and password and they can do so from any computer, tablet or smartphone. We would encourage you to use the platform with your child so you can support them through the process of deciding their next step.
We will then communicate special careers activities and events to students through Unifrog. These could include access to a virtual tour or access to a careers fayre, amongst many others.
The College also uses the services of a specialist education company called Changing Education to support us with our careers provision. They supply an independent careers advisor each week to have 1-1 careers interviews with our students, as well as supporting us with our work experience programmes.
We also have strong links with the Macc Pledge. Linked to the local Chamber of Commerce, the pledge works alongside local schools across Cheshire to ensure students do not leave school not in education, employment, or training (NEET). The Macc Pledge have helped us with visits to real businesses as well as organising careers fayres for our students. Here is a link to a careers fayre held on Tuesday 2 March 2021 which our KS3 students attended.
The Provider Access Policy for our college can be found on the link below:
This explains the entitlement of our students across all key stages regards CEIAG.
Please contact Mr Blades (KS3/4) and Mr Howells (KS5) for any more information.