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          Careers and Progression

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National Careers Service Covid19 Information

Welcome to the Crawshaw Careers and Progression page. 

Mrs Wearing will update these pages with some activities and links to help Crawshaw students think about their next steps.  It’s a great use of your time during the period of time school is shut.  

 File Access



You have all got log ins for the Start platform.

There are some great activities on here where you can research and favourite different careers paths.  If you’re having any issues logging on, please contact Mrs Wearing on the email address above.

Important Documents:

Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy

Useful links:

- Parent Zone

- Help You Choose

- Ucas


UK University and Apprenticeship Search are providing Free webinars to help you with your next steps.  If you are in Y11 or Y12, it would be a good idea to take this opportunity to some research into your options at Post 18.  These Webinar Wednesdays will run every week at 12pm from 29 April until 27 May. 


If you are interested, please sign up to the webinars which interest you. Places are very limited so please do this ASAP. The webinars can also be watched live on YouTube for anyone unable to sign up on the day. Our past webinars are available to view on our YouTube at any time too.


The topics for each session are; Choosing a University, Applying for University, Student Finance, Apprenticeships and Life at University. All will be presented by university and company representatives ready to answer your  questions and provide expert advice. See full details here.


Parents are also welcome to sign up!

Loughborough University has produced some fantastic resources to help you investigate University subject choices whilst at home.  Please check out:  There are also some profiles of current and ex students discussing what courses they took and what they enjoyed about these subjects.  These can be found in the 'Download files' section or clicking here Curriculum areas and Career routes .  It's well worth spending some time thinking these through whilst you are working from home. 


Start has updated their offer to make it easier for you to use it from home.  The Home Learning Activities include videos, quizzes, offline research tasks and reflective learning covering:

  • Selling yourself and the importance of a personal brand
  • Learning about jobs by interviewing family members
  • Understanding the importance of technology in the workplace
  • Learning how to set a career goal
  • Understanding the jobs behind our favourite brands and products
  • Exploring entrepreneurship and business start up
  • Reflecting on our personal values
  • Recognising and challenging stereotypes
  • Linking Maths and English to careers

Students will need their Start account to login (if you can't find it, please e-mail  

 Career Coach – FREE online resource 


About Career Coach

Bradford College have developed a bespoke career mapping tool that can be used by you whilst you are unable to attend school. This exciting resource gives your students access to regional intelligence on occupation trends, salaries and related careers whilst also linking these career options directly to the courses we offer and allowing them to make informed choices about their future career path. 

Career Coach provides learners with labour market data on employment trends and wage information for the local region that the College serves.

Career Coach can be used to support; 


  • Careers Advice and Guidance Activities
  • Tutorial & Study programmes 


Students can explore 367 occupations (categorised by Government standard SOC) and their associated tasks and skills, annual average wage data at three different levels based on experience and education level, and employment trends and projections from 2015-2019 (updated annually) for the chosen region.

The tool also includes a 6 question personality based Careers Assessment that gives learners strong and weak occupation matches.

Career Coach has a CV Builder which gives learners an interactive template to work from. The template has the pre-populated occupations section which allows learners to add previous work experience and their associated skills and tasks, along with education information, personal statement and references.

The tool allows learners to download or email to themselves in word document format to work on with their Student Services or Careers Advisor or personal tutor.


How to use Career Coach

Simply click on the link below so you can sign up to access the resources available. To sign up you will need to provide an email address and a password of their choice which can then be used each time they log in.


Future Learn Free courses   Click here 


This platform gives you access to hundreds of free courses exploring all aspects of study form astrophysics to spy techniques!  A great way to stay engaged before starting your college or uni courses.

'Success at School' have partnered with JP Morgan, the investment bank. to create a guide to Careers advice for parents.  You can register and download the free e-book here:

Future Goals  has set up some remote learning activities to promote employability skills and demonstrate the kind of strengths employers are looking for.  The resources support students in developing their communication, research, problem solving, planning, organisation, IT and creative skills and are based on regional labour market information.  Resources come complete with parent guidance notes making them simple to use without support from a teacher. The resources are split into three challenges that will be released in stages over the next few weeks.'