Careers, Progression and Higher Education
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.