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Career Programme

Homefield College supports and encourages students to develop and explore vocational areas, and in turn to achieve dreams and aspirations; all underpinned by the Gatsby Benchmarks. Through 3 tailored programmes, specific to each student's individual needs, actions and support are put in place to facilitate achievement of planned outcomes.

The programme supports students with personal development, career management and career exploration, and is delivered via the following events, activities and careers assessments:

Work Ready
This programme is designed for students to explore their chosen vocation and are ready for employment. They will connect with employers within their chosen sector, with the vision of entering into a supported internship.

Students on this pathway will have access to:
- Guidance interview with a Careers guidance practitioner at level 6
- Vocational sessions linked to their desired vocation -along with accreditation
- Work experience, work place visits, career fairs, career workshops
- FE visits/ employment routes/ provision
- PHSE sessions
- Career workshops: CV, interview techniques and job search

Independent Living
This programme focuses on the developing independent living skills and transferable work skills through a range of vocational subjects and experiences. Demonstrating some skills and ambition to achieve employment, but require guidance to develop practical skills and knowledge to progress onto the next step.

Students on this pathway will have access to:
- Sample vocational sessions to support them to identify a future career
- PHSE sessions
- Guidance interview with a Careers guidance practitioner at level 6
- Work experience/ work place visits
- Transition events
- Careers embedded in vocational sessions

Personal Development
This programme is designed for students who’s primary outcome is personal progression. They may have sensory processing and self- management difficulties that make accessing the wider community a challenge. The focus of the programme will be centred on the individuals wellbeing and learning the skills needed for everyday life and future transition.

Students on this pathway will have access to:
- Vocational sessions with tailored careers embedded
- Where appropriate work place visits
- Specific and individualised transition planning that includes identifying potential pathways
- Therapeutic input to be provided when needed to support students to self-regulate anxieties


Homefield College
217 Loughborough Road
LE12 7AR
Tel: 01509 814827 / 815696
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