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Careers, Progression and Higher Education

Careers Advice

All Eastleigh College students can expect to receive information, advice and guidance on progression onto further learning or into employment. In the first instance, this support will come from individual tutors who will conduct employability activities such as:

  • Researching jobs 
  • Looking at progression routes 
  • Creating or improving a CV 
  • Developing interview skills 

Where appropriate, some courses will also invite guest speakers into College to discuss the career opportunities available within the chosen area of study. The course also offers a range of services to aid students in progression, which includes:

  • Support from tutors and the learning mentoring team
  • Engage Recruitment (Eastleigh Colleges own employment agency) will support students to try and help them get ready for employment and find them a job
  • Most students complete a Workskills qualification which develops employability skills
  • A dedicated Higher Education advisor who will give advice and guidance to students and parents
  • The Information, Advice and Guidance team who can give individual support
  • The Eastleigh College Training Agency (ECTA) who can support students into apprenticeships

Higher Education Progression

Eastleigh College offers a range of opportunities for students to find out more about Higher Education. There are Higher Education Information Evenings, presentations from our local universities, information and guidance on the UCAS application process, information on Student Finance and Disability Student Allowances. There are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to attend events or access individual support. We also offer a course specifically aimed at getting students into University.

Students have the opportunity to visit Higher Education Fairs. Personal Tutors may invite staff from the universities to come and give presentations on courses and careers. The local universities are also very keen to offer taster days for our students to experience university life and find out more about the degrees on offer. Information, advice and guidance is available to assist you in making course and university choices, e.g. visiting university open days, how to start personal statements, useful web addresses etc. In addition to this workshops are available in the autumn term. Personal Tutors are able to track UCAS online application progress and offer advice and guidance with Personal Statements.
 
The College also produces a half termly newsletter called Students News which includes higher education information to remind students of dates and events that are coming up. The UCAS website www.ucas.com has a wealth of information for parents to support their son/daughter with their choices and application. It is also very useful for them to sign up for the UCAS e-newsletters, which keeps them updated with the cycle of events.
 
To find out more about Higher Education and the application process, see this handy video on the UCAS website.
 
UCAS also have a whole section on their website dedicated to advice for parents, including a downloadable guide.
 

Careers and Progression Advice

Eastleigh College has a dedicated and qualified Careers Adviser, and the College is also a member of the Career Development Institute (CDI). Students can book appointments for 1:1 advice and guidance for any support relating to careers, progression and making choices. Further support is also available through workshops on employability and progression opportunities. In addition, further careers advice and information on progression opportunities is available on Moodle. To contact the Careers advisor please email careers@eastleigh.ac.uk or telephone 023 8091 1014.

For students aged 19 and over, Learners can also make use of The National Careers Service available to all adults, regardless of age, qualifications or employment status. They can be reached by calling 0800 0800 1954 700 or via their website. They will be able to offer learners first-hand independent advice and guidance by phone and online, or put you in touch with local independent advisers.

Learner Mentors

The Learner Mentor Team support students who may be facing barriers to attending lessons. They offer support to learners who are struggling with their attendance and offer guidance to enable them to get themselves back on track. They can support learners with accessing the information they need to make an informed choice. Learner Mentors can signpost students to the most appropriate source of information. They work closely with the Information, Advice and Guidance team, Learning Centre and external partners, such as Job Centre Plus.

Learning Centre

The Learning Centre has a dedicated area for Careers Information, as well as Careers Software that learners can use independently or with support. Learners can also make appointments to see the Careers Adviser.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.