Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance

Careers Leader: Sarah Charnock
Phone: 01925 579500

Date of Next Review: September 2024

Beamont Collegiate Academy is committed to ensuring all students are able to make informed career decisions, that they fully understand the range of options and have the skills and support and confidence to move to further education, apprenticeship or employment. The Gatsby Benchmarks are central to CEIAG at the academy.

BCA’s approach is underpinned by research, which has shown that good CEIAG can:

• Inspire young people to succeed in their careers.
• Increase motivation, leading to improved exam results.
• Improve decision making by increasing pupils’ knowledge of the world of work.
• Reduce young people’s anxiety about the future.
• Help to improve social mobility.

Student Careers Entitlement

All students are entitled to:

• A careers programme with careers education embedded in each subject and key information presented in assemblies and tutor time.
• Tailored independent and impartial careers guidance taking into account students’ interests, skills, abilities and qualities.
• Learn and understand more about themselves, their interests, likes, dislikes and strengths and how this affects the choices you make.
• Learn about academic, technical and vocational qualifications and apprenticeships and get support applying for them.
• Develop the skills required for the world of work and make realistic, ambitious choices about courses and jobs.
• Develop a plan of action for the future and understand the different routes post 16 and post 18 including training, further and higher education and jobs.
• Participate in and develop through careers, employability and enterprise activities.
• Access information about the labour market.
• To meet with representatives from colleges and universities.


Provider Access Policy

All pupils in years 7-11 are entitled:

• to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
• to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and careers fairs.
• to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

A provider wishing to request access should contact Sarah Charnock – Careers Lead.

Opportunities for access

The school offers a comprehensive Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance programme and the strategy can be seen on the school website. The school will make a suitable space available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Lead or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the Careers Adviser so that they can be displayed in the Careers Room.

BCA and the Gatsby Benchmark

Measuring the impact & Destination data

Labour Market Information

Careers Information