Parents

Parents

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Beauchamp College benefits from having a Lionheart Academies Trust careers advisor who delivers a one-to-one service and works alongside the Advice, Guidance and Progress team to provide a range of services to our students.

These services include:

  • Assistance with college and university applications,
  • Securing employment and apprenticeships,
  • One to one interviews,
  • And help with CVs and application forms.

The team also facilitates work experience, careers fairs (internal & external), A-Level and Vocational taster sessions, trips to colleges and universities.

Every year Beauchamp College holds a careers fair attended by higher education institutions, workplaces, public service representatives and the armed services.

We also provide career talks on apprenticeships, university & college options and careers on a weekly basis.

Careers information is communicated to students and parents via the school VLE and the digital notice board Beehive. Posters and flyers about careers events are also posted throughout the school and students are made aware of events via tutor time.

Every summer our year 10, 11, 12 & 13 students are given the opportunity to take part in work experience. Work placements are organised by Leicester Education Business Company (LEBC). To find out more visit our work experience page.

You can view our full careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme on here.

You can see where our students move onto after Beauchamp via our Pupil Destinations Data page.

 

Advice for parents

  • A Parent’s Guide - As a parent, you are incredibly influential when it comes to the decisions your child makes in all areas of their lives and that is especially true when it comes to their education and careers. This guide makes it as easy as possible for you to talk to your child about their options.
  • Careers Advice for Parents - Careers Advice for UK parents, young people, school leavers, A Level students, teenagers. Independent, informative & accurate
  • Mumsnet Education - Find all you need to know on getting them from preschool through to higher education.
  • Parent Adviser - Parent Adviser provide useful, up to date advice for parents about the career options available to their children.
  • Advice on UCAS for parents and guardians - Lots of resources and information dedicated to helping parents and guardians support students applying to uni.
  • Paths to Professional Careers – a Parent’s Guide 2019 - Get advice aimed at parents on careers, university and school leaver programmes such as higher apprenticeships and sponsored degrees. 

 

Child Employment

  • The youngest age a child can work part-time is 13 - except children involved in areas like: television, theatre, modelling. Children working in these areas will need a performance licence.
  • Children can only start full-time work once they’ve reached the minimum school leaving age - they can then work up to a maximum of 40 hours a week.
  • Once someone reaches 16, you may need to pay them through PAYE.
  • Once someone reaches 18, adult employment rights and rules then apply.

In England, a young person must be in part-time education or training until they’re 18.

Source: gov.uk

You can find out more via the following links. 

Apprenticeship Information
Information for parents about the benefits of apprenticeships and the opportunities they provide.
Parent Pack - October 2018
Parent Pack - November 2018
Parent Pack - December 2018
Parent Pack - January 2019
Parent Pack - February 2019
Parent Pack - March 2019
Parent Pack - April 2019
Parent Pack - May 2019

 

 

 

Review Date: September 2019

Careers Contact

0116 272 9151

Mr James Shaw

Available Monday, Tuesday & Friday.

Book appointments via the College VLE – search for the careers course.


University (UCAS) Application Queries

Josh Cawley

Lidia Kuhivchak

0116 272 9100