Students receive one to one career guidance with our independent, impartial Careers Advisors from Educational Development Trust.

College SENCOs and Tutors provide a list of students who are on the learning support register and these students are given priority for careers interviews.

We hold a sixth form open evening for year 11 students and parents interested in attending Riddlesdown’s College VI.

In addition, to ensure we provide impartial and informative CEIAG we advertise to students during Tutor Time college and sixth form open evenings and invite FE providers deliver assemblies in school.

All year 11 students will be tracked so we can easily identify those students at risk of becoming NEET and also those students who do not know how to apply for different courses.  An electronic record is kept and students receive targeted support from our careers advisors. Miss Knox works together with the careers advisors and Mr. Dey to ensure those students at risk of not achieving the grades needed for Riddlesdown’s College VI have a second option to fall back on.

Students will learn how to write a personal statement for post-16 applications in Personal Development Time.

Students are invited to attend the annual careers fair – a school run event, where local businesses, employers, apprenticeship providers and a wide range of professionals, are available to talk to students and their parents about their profession. Several further and higher education providers attend this event also, giving further information on educational pathway choices.

Students are encouraged to apply for work experience opportunities through Speakers for Schools

Students attend an assembly delivered by NCS and are encouraged to sign up, providing them with volunteering work experience in their local community across the summer.