Careers Guide for Parents/Carers

At Inclusion College we understand that everyone has a different starting point and that our students will need support identifying what they want to do in the future, recognising their own strengths and skills, and understanding how they can achieve their career aspirations.

Inclusion College strongly promotes careers education within its curriculum to enable our students to understand the many elements of the modern workplace and to improve their outcomes.

During each student’s time with us at Inclusion College they will have access to:

A specifically designed Work Skills & Employability learning programme
Our careers programme is published on our website. Our Work Skills & Employability learning programme is designed with the needs of our students at its forefront and recognises that each student makes progress in their own time.

Employability qualifications

We offer a portfolio-based qualification from our awarding organisation, NOCN, that covers topics such as applying for jobs and courses, using communication skills in the workplace, and preparing for and taking part in an interview. Qualification levels range from an award to a diploma.

Workplace opportunities
Our Opportunities Facilitator, Carly Smith,  works with students to enable access to work experience opportunities, personalised careers guidance and an understanding of the local labour market.

A holistic curriculum
All our subjects – Maths, English, Life & Wellbeing, and Work Skills & Employability – link to one another to develop students’ strengths, skills and attributes in readiness for further education or employment.

Encounters with employers and employees
We aim to provide our students with as many opportunities to learn from employers about workplaces, employment and the skills that are valued now and in future. This is achieved through contact with our Opportunities Facilitator, careers guidance sessions and 1-1 with JCP+ , employer talks and access to careers events, such as National Careers Week and Apprenticeship Week.

Encounters with further and higher education
Inclusion College has close links with local further education providers across North Hampshire. This includes both academic and vocational routes (traineeships and apprenticeships). We also provide transitional support to a students chosen destination in order to build relationships with staff in a new environment to enable a positive and successful transition on.

Personal careers guidance
All our staff at Inclusion College towards providing a high-quality careers education bespoke to students . All our students’ will receive personalised careers guidance and support from a trusted member of staff who understands their needs, interests and aspiration.