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          Careers and Progression


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The Shine Careers Service has put together a newsletter with some very helpful links about next steps.  Please take a look.


Please read our Careers Newsletter and answer the Personal Development Questionnaire within it.  We really value parental input into our curriculum.

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.  

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Every student in school has been logging into the Start platform and beginning some excellent research into their chosen careers.  Parents, please take a look with your child; there are some fantastic resources on there that will help make careers planning a great deal easier.  It's never too early to think about the future! 

Important Documents:

Careers Policy

Provider Access Policy

Useful links:

- Parent Zone

- Help You Choose

- Ucas



 'The National Careers Service is available for any student with any queries regrading their future choices.  Tel 0800100900.  Their website is a goldmine of support and help, whether your query is around apprenticeships, subject choices, college options or career direction. '

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UPDATE: Spring 2021 - UK University & Apprenticeship Search Fairs

We will be running our physical fairs in locations across the UK next Spring. Places will be limited so to make a provisional booking for either of our East Midlands fairs please contact me:

Leicester - King Power Stadium - Friday 12th March 2021

Northampton - University of Northampton - Thursday 15th / Friday 16th April 2021

Apprenticeship support

Ask Apprenticeships have created an on line offer for students please see the newsletter from them detailing what they do here


The Amazing Apprenticeships website also has some great resources:  


There are several case studies from apprentices on 

parents resources on

vacancy snapshots on

general resources on


There are also useful tips and  a matrix of most West Yorkshire apprenticeship providers on the WYLP directory


Applying for Apprenticeships.  Please press here for some guidance on how to find suitable apprenticeships, and some tips on writing your CV and making applications. 



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.


Our applications for September 2021 are open! Start your application journey with Leeds City College now, just follow the apply now button at the bottom of this page and it will take you straight to the application form. 
If you’re not sure which course is for you, check out our online prospectus here: 
Virtual interviews will be taking place after October half term. Digital and IT interviews will be taking place from Monday 19th October.
You can also book onto our open events to find out more about what Leeds City College has to offer:
Keep a look out for new dates as we will be confirming these soon. 
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