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New Routes, Opportunities and Challenges Post 16 and Post 18

Help young people to navigate their next steps

Open Course

Suitable for: Senior leaders in schools and colleges, Heads of Years 10-13, Heads of Sixth Form, Heads of vocational studies, careers advisors and others concerned with helping and advising young people at key times of transition.

Phases suitable for:

  • Secondary
  • Further Education

Course Reference: 9701WW
Price: £295.00 + VAT
Timings: 10am - 4pm Book Now

This one day conference provides delegates with an overview of the changing educational landscape at two key transition points for young people – post 16 and post 18. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of these changes alongside practical advice to take back and implement with staff and young people in their organisations.

  • Understand the new educational routes open to 16-18 year olds
  • Explore the implications of these and other changes for your institution and young people
  • Help learners navigate their next steps along these routes
  • Develop an outstanding Careers Education Impartial Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) strategy


New Routes, Opportunities and Challenges
  • Emerging challenges and opportunities for the post 16 sector
  • The government’s vision for Post 16 education
  • The implications on young people, educational institutions and the country of governmental changes including the General Election, Industrial Strategy, Skills Plan, Funding Formula, the Technical and Further Education bill, the Higher Education and Research Act, and statutory careers guidance.
Apprenticeships | Katy Langham, Director of Education and Employers
  • An overview of apprenticeship types and routes
  • What schools and colleges need to know about apprenticeship and trainee routes
  • The challenges and opportunities afforded by the Apprenticeship Levy
  • The support available to institutions to ensure that they meet their statutory duties
Higher Education | Alan Jones, UCAS Professional Development Executive
  • The changing world of HE and the likely impacts on schools and colleges
  • The key trends and issues arising from the latest admissions cycle
  • How HEIs are responding to the decoupling of AS and A Levels and what this means for students and those advising them (including entrance and aptitude tests at competitive institutions)
  • What research reveals about the nature of the access gap and barriers to entry and how might these be overcome
  • Practical steps that schools and colleges can take to support students to access competitive courses and institutions
Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance | David Andrews OBE, CEG Consultant
  • How to offer outstanding CEIAG in your institution
  • How to review and develop your CEIAG programmes
  • How to develop and support the job of leading and managing CEIAG in your school or college
  • Where you can find useful sources of further support and training in CEIAG

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Fri 30th Jun 2017

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