Designed as a comprehensive overview of careers and higher education work in schools, and ideal for school staff taking on responsibility for their school’s careers and higher education programme, this two day course covers the following topics:

Annual Training Course

Date:20th and 21st August 2019

Venue: The Fountain Building, Howbery Park, Wallingford, OX10 8BA and a local hotel

Designed as a comprehensive overview of careers and higher education work in schools, and ideal for school staff taking on responsibility for their school’s careers and higher education programme, this two day course covers the following topics:

  • What lies ahead for school leavers?
  • Managing a careers department and  developing an effective careers education programme to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • The information, advice and guidance pyramid
  • Information sources to support careers and higher education research, planning and decisions
  • Use of psychometrics in career guidance
  • Guidance discussions and action planning
  • Work related learning
  • Higher education in the UK – navigating UCAS, personal statements and references
  • Higher education outside the UK
  • Alternative pathways at 18+
  • Preparing for interviews and assessment centres

Price: Residential: £433.33 + VAT Non-residential: £316.67 + VAT

For more information or to book a place, please contact Jonathan Hardwick, Inspiring Futures Professional Development Manager: jonathan.hardwick@inspiringfutures.org.uk

I liked the ability to discuss my options with people outside my family and circle, and being able to use their opinions as well.

Student, Strathallan School

Inspiring Futures’ outstanding loyalty, expertise and continuity of innovative and detailed Careers provision has been a significant factor in the successes of generations of Bedford School boys.

With Career Investigator in Year 7, team building in Year 9 with the Chocolate Challenge (a hit every year), Futurewise psychometric testing in Year 10 to 1:1 interviews in the 5th Form, university and degree apprenticeship resources, advice and presentations for the Sixth Form, Inspiring Futures are beyond compare in an increasingly crowded market.

With their ability to provide unbiased, expert advice on almost anything our boys ask, and the fact that we have the same Inspiring Futures staff each year, Bedford School’s staff, boys and parents have built lasting relationships with Inspiring Futures.

Mel Lincoln, Head of Careers at Bedford School

It has been really useful to use our IF membership days for mock interviews and provide Oakhamians with independent career guidance.

Pippa Gibbs, Head of Careers and Higher Education at Oakham School