Post 16 Careers
Careers and work experience is of course an integral part of the post 16 offer. We offer three main strands of study in the areas of Hospitality & Catering, Horticulture and Enterprise activities.
As a continuation and building on prior skills, pupils entering post 16 are first given the opportunity to participate in school based work experience.
During year 12 the pupils are then offered work experience in the local secondary school, and local community such as the local church hall.
In years 13 and 14, pupils are given the opportunity to attend college workshops which are tailored around preparing for a range of work based environments. Pupils are given the opportunity to undertake individual work experience placements such as working in a Café, Fuel for schools shop, garden Allotments and weekly lunch service at school.
In post 16 we have our own established Enterprise business which enables all explorer groups to apply their developing skills and knowledge in the following areas; Advertising, market research, budgeting, using money, designing, communication, ICT and of course skills for life.
Our varied enterprise activities are delivered within the framework of BEC (Beechcliffe Enterprise Community). BEC operates a sublimation printing facility for mugs and flatbed printing onto t-shirts and other fabric products. We also manufacture a range of craft products for sale at various school events and at cafes.
In Post 16 pupils will have workshops and individual careers interviews from a registered careers advisor and the Job centre Plus.
Pupils will have access to planned careers based workshops, STEM workshops and enterprise workshops which will be delivered by external organisations; all which will work directly with the pupils and help them match pupil skills with a suitable careers or further education based pathway.