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Eastleigh College publish new Careers Programme, the first step in working towards the Quality in Careers Standard

Following the publication of the Government’s Careers Strategy in December 2017, representatives from Eastleigh College have been working hard to create a Careers Programme that ensures that students have the guidance, support and knowledge available to them in order to be ready for their dream career.

Today, that very Careers Programme, has been published and is now available to download by clicking here.

Lorna Wagner, Head of IAG, Admissions & Resources at Eastleigh College, has had a leading role in creating the Programme. Lorna commented:

“The Careers programme is a great visual representation of all the services and activities available to our learners throughout their academic year, that will prepare them for their careers. We believe it will be a brilliant tool for our students.”

The College are also actively working towards achieving the Quality in Careers Standard, a national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. If the College were to be successful in attaining the standard, this would make Eastleigh College the first and only GFE College in Hampshire to hold the award.

The new Careers Programme marks the first steps in working towards the goal of achieving the Quality in Careers Standard. Sarah Roche, the Team Leader from Hampshire County Council who will be assessing Eastleigh College on the award, was invited to the College today in order to celebrate the publication of the Programme. Sarah remarked:

“I am very excited to be working with the College. The Quality in Careers Standard serves as a recognition to both students and the wider community, of the high quality of careers guidance and education on offer at the College. Therefore, it is brilliant to see that Eastleigh College is working towards the award in order to promote the excellent work they are doing. I really hope that they are successful moving forward.”

Lorna Wagner and Trudy McKenzie, the College's independent, fully qualified Careers Advisor, will both be heavily involved in the project to achieve the Quality in Careers Standard. When asked about actively working towards the award specifically, Lorna remarked:

“I am thrilled to be involved in the project. It is a big deal and would be a fantastic achievement if the College became the first GFE College in Hampshire to receive the award. Most importantly, it would mean that every member of staff across the college shares the highest quality in careers information and guidance in their conversations with our learners, a factor that will significantly benefit all our students.”

If you would like more information or to speak to someone about our new Careers Programme, please call 023 8091 1299 or email goplaces@eastleigh.ac.uk. For helpful information and resources on the Quality in Careers Standard, please visit http://www.qualityincareers.org.uk/

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