Careers & Learning for Life
Our vision at Landau Forte College Derby is to ensure that every young person is inspired, engaged and challenged to achieve at the highest possible level, which is why we provide our students with a full Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Programme that prepares them to make informed choices about their future career aspirations.
We want our students to succeed beyond academic achievement and recognise the importance of learning about and developing employability skills through a range of opportunities including work experience, visits to employers, employer presentations, careers activities, open days and our ‘Learning for Life’ taught careers programme.
All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled to:
- To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
- To hear from a full range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
- To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses
Careers Leader/Careers Counsellor
Mrs Suffolk-Adams is a level 6 qualified professionally trained Careers Practitioner and is able to offer impartial Careers Information and Guidance to all students. Located in the Information Centre on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Students and Tutors can request an appointment in person or via email. Employers, Schools, Colleges and Training Providers can all contact Mrs Suffolk–Adams by email (email@example.com) or by contacting the College.
In addition, we also have a careers guidance partner who provides more targeted support.
Raising the Participation Age (RPA) and September Guarantee
Young people have a choice about how they continue in education or training post-16, which could be through:
- full-time study in a school, college or with a training provider;
- full-time work or volunteering (20 hours or more) combined with regulated part-time education or training (about one day per week);
- an apprenticeship or traineeship.
In line with the September Guarantee, we work in partnership with the Derby City Council to support them to meet their statutory duty to secure suitable education and training places for 16- to 18-year-olds in their area.
You can find a copy of our full CEIAG Policy Statement below together with an example of our CEIAG programme.
Your role as partners in CEIAG
Our ethos of working in partnership with parents, the local community and industry extends to our careers programme. We aim to inspire, engage and challenge all our young people, regardless of background, to be the best that they can be. You can help in the following ways:
- Tutors and College Staff – To provide learners with opportunities to discover and learn about careers and employability, engage with the wider business community and with employers inside and outside of the classroom. To link schemes of learning with the world of work and, as mentors, to discuss experiences, skills development and progression with students and help them record this on Unifrog.
- Students – To engage with CEIAG events and learning opportunities, ask questions, research and discover all they can about future possibilities. Evaluate, record events and maintain your continued professional development (CPD) information using Unifrog.
- Parents/Carers – To be aware of the CEIAG calendar at the College and engage in the events and discussion about careers, progression and opportunities. To use Unifrog and other CEIAG resources to help support at home.
- Employers and the wider community – We would love to hear from you. If you could support the College either by helping with a CEIAG event at the College, at your place of work or by offering work experience. Please contact Mrs Suffolk–Adams by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by contacting the College.
- Careers & Enterprise Adviser – We are fully engaged with our local Enterprise Adviser Network. Enterprise Advisers use their knowledge of the local business landscape to support the principal and careers lead to develop an effective careers plan and to create opportunities with their business contacts in the area for the students here at the College. Working on a voluntary basis, our Enterprise Adviser is a Human Resources Consultant who uses her business experience and professional networks to help us develop and implement an effective strategy that puts opportunities with local employers at the heart of a young person's education.