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  • Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at Yardleys School

    Careers and employability skills are an important part to develop when preparing for a life outside Yardleys School. It is therefore very important that the Yardleys CEIAG programme gives all pupils the skills, knowledge and understanding required to manage their own lifelong learning and career development.  

    The objectives of CEIAG program are in line with the Gatsby Eight Benchmarks for Careers Excellence and are as follows:

    1. To plan and provide a stable careers programme for our learners
    2. To expose students to relevant labour market information (LMI)
    3. To address the needs of all students
    4. To link curriculum learning to careers
    5. To provide opportunities for student to encounter employers and employees
    6. To support students to obtain work experience placements at year 10
    7. To provide opportunities for students to encounter further and higher education
    8. To provide personal guidance to students on careers education

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  • College Open Day - West Notts College




    Solihull Sixth Form College

    There are just two more on line open events taking place before the deadline for applications.  The Principal, Martin Sullivan will be delivering presentations and answering questions on 3 and 7 March. 

    Follow the link for prospective students and their parents/carers to sign up for one of these talks

    If you have already applied

    Solihull Sixth Form College has received a lot of applications for September 2022 which it is currently working through.  Students who look likely to meet entry requirements will be invited for an interview and these will be taking place in the evening on campus on the following dates-

    Wednesday 2 February, Thursday 3 March, Tuesday 22 March, Wednesday 4 May, Tuesday 10 May and Thursday 9 June 2022.

    Interview Evenings are strictly by invitation only, so students need to keep checking their email to see when they will be invited for interview.  If you end up being interviewed later than your friends, don’t worry you are not being disadvantaged.

    If you have not yet applied, remember the deadline for applications is 31st March.  It is a good idea to apply before this date.

    Below is the link for a Step- by-Step guide to applying.

    Joseph Chamberlain College

    Thursday 17th February

    Attendance at the Open Event is by appointment only and students need to register at


     The closing date for applications to Joseph Chamberlain College is 31st March 2022.  Applications received after this date will not be processed.

    Cadbury Sixth Form College

    Next ‘Talk and Tour’ Events

    Offering a good range of both A ‘levels and BTEC Diplomas and T-Levels in Digital Design Development and Education and Childcare.  All 16-18 years olds are offered free bus travel to and from the college.

    Wednesday 9th March 5.00pm – 6.00pm and 6.00pm – 7.00pm

    Saturday 12th March - 10.00am 11.00am and 11.00am – 12.00pm

    On-line booking is required on college website

    Solihull College

    School Leaver events take place on:

    These events will provide opportunities for students to get involved in a ‘hands on’ approach to choosing the right course for them by taking part in the ‘Try It’ series of events that will be available at the School Leaver events. 

    Blossomfield and Woodlands 


    Tuesday 8th March 5.30pm – 8.00pm – Blossomfield Campus

    Wednesday 9th march 5.30pm – 8.00pm Woodlands Campus

    Students need to pre-register on line



    South & City College

    Saturday 18th June

    In addition to a wide range of vocational and A ‘level courses, South and City will also be offering a range of T-Level qualifications from September 2022.

    All campuses

    10.00 – 1.00pm

    Advanced Transport and Infrastructure National College

    10th February 2022


    Details are available on the website


    This is a new provider in Birmingham offering Level 3 School Leavers courses in:

    Diploma in Business, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

    Diploma in Infrastructure

    Diploma in Civil Engineering

    These qualifications provide great opportunities to get involved in careers in rail, engineering and management.




    Birmingham Metropolitan College

    Wednesday 16th February

    Specialist teachers will be available to answer questions about the extensive range of course available at the college including apprenticeships and the Career College.

    All Campuses

    4.00pm – 7.00pm

    Registration is on-line.

    University College Birmingham

    Thursday 10th March

    Offer a wide range of vocational qualifications which include work experience with a local employer.  The college has recently opened some new facilities that will enable them to offer courses in both Construction and Engineering from September 2022.

    From September 2022, a wide range of T-level courses will be available. 

    4.00pm – 7.00pm

    On-line booking is required.

    Access Creative College

    Friday 25th February

    Thinking about a career working in the Creative Sector – Music, Computing, Events, Media or Games?  Access Creative College will be hosting a Taster Day on during half term


    10.00 – 1.00pm 

    Register your interest to attend.

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