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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.

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


 'During lockdown, Speakers for Schools have been continuing their programme of school talks on line.  Their remit is to get successful people in a range of fields to talk about their career and what has helped them on their journey.  There is now a large bank of these talks, and they are really interesting.  Please check them out and  get inspired! '

 '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. '


 'Go Higher West Yorkshire have put together some great resources for Higher Education Week, which starts on the 13th July.  If you are thinking about continuing into Higher Education or even if you have never really though about it before, please do check out the dedicated webpage...  ​You can follow them on twitter - @GoHigherWY - for more information on the full programme. GHWY's very own online HE Fair will be 'in town' all week: Giving young people the chance to find out lots of helpful information from their Higher Education Partners, the courses they offer and to hear from some students themselves in a selection of blogs and case studies.'   

Leeds City College is delighted to announce that the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has put together a suite of free online cyber security activities for students.


Each student course is designed to try and find young people like you with potential, offering the support, skills, experience and the exposure you need to be the future first line of defence in the CyberFirst world.

Starting from June - August 2020, there are online courses available for 14-15 year olds, 15 -16 and 17-18, and will help you develop problem-solving and cyber skills. You will also learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminals’ digital trails while progressing through the course as a cyber-agent. You will develop important skills needed for future jobs, in cyber security.

Inspired and led by the National Cyber Security Centre, CyberFirst is a programme of activities helping people explore their passion for tech and computing by introducing them to the world of cyber Security.

What you need to know:

  • All courses are fun, free and interactive
  • Instructor-led in virtual classroom
  • Over two weeks in either morning or afternoon structured session
  • Guest speakers from industry and government
  • SQA and NCSC certified

Please register below.

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. 

Girls into STEM Online: 6th–12th July 2020

The event is open to Years 9, 10 and 11, and will feature STEM taster sessions, talks from successful women in various STEM careers, and guidance on researching future options.  Please register here

University Search are running a virtual University Fair where you can look at prospectuses and virtual 'stands' from a huge range of Universities.  There will also be some webinars on student finance and personal statements.  Whilst attending real open days isn't possible, this is a great alternative! It's a fantastic way to start investigating University if you are in Year 10 or 11, and for Y12 it's a good way to get yourself organised for the UCAS process in the Autumn. To register, please go to

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.