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Pre-Degree Progression & Careers Plan

The Pre-Degree careers plan provides a bespoke, tailored and scaffolded Careers Information Advice and Guidance (CIAG) model embedded within our curriculum.  

Our college aims to align the learners' experiences, views and ambitions with the academic and vocational skills to best equip learners for the 21st century industrial landscape.

    Gatsby Careers Benchmark (GCB) coverage


September 2019

 

  • Launch the Creative Careers Toolkit (CCT).
  • Y1 CCT career’s intervention: 1 - Curiosity.
GCB: 1

October 2019

  • Launch ARTiculation competition.
  • Workplace activities commence, course teams to track placements. 
  • IB Service Learning groups and activities commence.
  • HE progression talks and workshops commence.
  • Business development meeting - Clay Factory.
GCB: 1
GCB: 3
GCB: 4
November 2019
  • Launch - Brightside Mentoring programme. 
  • Launch RoNI tracker.
  • ARTiculation competition continues. 
  • Pre-Degree enrichment programme starts.
  • Pre-Degree parents evening with HE marketplace offering early advice and guidance around HE progression.
  • Review (CCT) progress and links with the Character Matrix.
  • HE Portfolio review course presentations and Q+A.
  • Workplace activities continue.
  • IB Service Learning activities continue.
  • HE progression talks and workshops continue.
GCB: 1
GCB: 3
GCB: 4
GCB: 7
December 2019
  • Design to Sell exhibition and shop. Wednesday 4th December (opening night) until Friday 6th December
  • Pre-Degree Work experience review meeting.
  • Mentoring programme continues. 
  • HE Portfolio review interventions.
  • Workplace activities continue.
  • HE progression talks and workshops continue.
  • Review Pre-Degree RoNI data to activate bespoke workplace and progression activity plans for highlighted learners.
  • UCAS application health checks.
  • IB Service Learning activities continue.

GCB: 1
GCB: 3
GCB: 4
GCB: 5
GCB: 6
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GCB: 8

January 2020
  • Review (CCT) progress and links with the Character Matrix.
  • HE Portfolio review interventions.
  • Mentoring programme continues. 
  • Workplace activities continue.
  • Weekly careers interventions open to all years and learners.
  • IB Service Learning activities review.
  • Business Development programme launched

GCB: 1
GCB: 2
GCB: 3
GCB: 4
GCB: 5
GCB: 6
GCB: 7
GCB: 8

February 2020
  • Workplace activities continue.
  • Mentoring programme continues. 
  • Weekly careers interventions open to all years and learners.
  • IB Service Learning activities review.
  • Employability planning panel 1.
  • NEETS interventions begin.

GCB: 1
GCB: 2
GCB: 3
GCB: 4
GCB: 5
GCB: 6
GCB: 7
GCB: 8

March 2020
  • Pre-Degree celebrates - National Careers Week.
  • UCAS Exeter trip (ALL year 1 students to attend)
  • Pre-Degree Careers and Enterprise Marketplace.  
  • Mentoring programme continues. 
  • National Careers Service, distance learning activities.
  • Y1 CCT career’s intervention: 2 - Ethics.
  • NEETS interventions continue.
  • Workplace activities continue.
  • Pre-Degree work placement week Wk commencing 9th March 2020.
  • Weekly careers interventions open to all years and learners.
  • Review Pre-Degree RoNI data to activate bespoke workplace and progression activity plans for highlighted learners.
  • IB Service Learning activities continue.
  • ASK Apprenticeships interventions.

GCB: 1
GCB: 2
GCB: 3
GCB: 4
GCB: 5
GCB: 6
GCB: 7
GCB: 8

April 2020
  • Y1 CCT career’s intervention: 2 - Communication.
  • Workplace activities continue.
  • Weekly careers interventions open to all years and learners.
  • NEETS interventions continue.
  • Mentoring programme continues. 
  • IB Service Learning activities continue.
  • International university fair - Taunton.
  • Y2 GAP year club - Launch
  • Review (CCT) progress and links with the Character Matrix.

GCB: 1
GCB: 2
GCB: 3
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GCB: 5
GCB: 6
GCB: 7
GCB: 8

May 2020
  • Inspire and Engage event. Year 1 HE progression activities.
  • Workplace activities continue.
  • Weekly careers interventions open to all years and learners.
  • NEETS interventions continue.
  • Mentoring programme concludes. 
  • IB Service Learning activities review.
  • Y2 GAP year club

GCB: 1
GCB: 2
GCB: 3
GCB: 4
GCB: 5
GCB: 6
GCB: 7
GCB: 8

June 2020
  • End of year show and enterprise opportunity.
  • NEETS interventions continue.
  • IB Service Learning activities review.
  • Employability planning panel 2.
  • Y2 GAP year club 

GCB: 1
GCB: 4
GCB: 5
GCB: 6
GCB: 7
GCB: 8

July 2020
  • The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize - Work Placement activity.
  • NEETS interventions continue.
  • Y2 GAP year club

GCB: 1
GCB: 4
GCB: 5
GCB: 6
GCB: 7
GCB: 8

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