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Preparation for Life

Dreaming Big: careers advice and making the right decisions

In every year, learners benefit from high quality impartial careers advice and guidance. A Trust-wide team ensures that all learners can understand the relevance of their education to their later choices and we encourage them to plan for their future. We know that if children are ‘Dreaming Big’ about what they want to do in life, they will work harder, achieve more and be happier.

Our Careers Strategy also includes fostering direct links with employers, taking part in Chamber and other business events, entering entrepreneurial competitions, exploring post-16 options and taking part in work experience. There are visits to universities, including some of the very top universities in the UK.

As part of our Careers Strategy, all learners will visit Dudley College of Technology, the Academy’s sponsor, and take part in several days of “Taster Activities” in the College’s industry-standard facilities. This allows them to explore many and varied career options and understand the nature of A level and vocational qualifications. Central Sixth at Dudley College offers our learners the opportunity to experience its wide range of exciting A Level subjects, with a large proportion of our learners choosing to study in its modern and well-equipped building.