At Churchill Community College we know how important a Careers Education is and how integral parents and carers are to ensuring this is supported at home.

Below we have included some information about how you can help support your child in their Careers Education and what your child is entitled to.

Find details about the Gatsby Benchmarks here: https://www.gatsby.org.uk/uploads/education/gatsby-careers-4-pager-updated.pdf

What is LMI?

LMI, or Labour Market Information, is the data that looks at the nature and types of jobs in a market. It is important that as parents you are aware of local LMI so you can support your child in their progression into a chosen career; you need to be confident that there will be jobs available in the area of interest.

What is an apprenticeship?

On an apprenticeship, you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week either at a college or training centre. By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll hopefully have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in your chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

What you’ll learn depends on the role that you’re training for. However, apprentices in every role follow an approved study programme, which means you’ll gain a nationally-recognised qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.

Further Education

Further Education is what your child goes on after Year 11 (Post-16). We are lucky to have an excellent Sixth Form as part of Churchill Community College. To see more information please visit Sixth Form. (Ian can you insert a link to the Sixth Form section here please).

Higher Education

Higher Education is either a University Education or a Higher Level Apprenticeship. This is post-18 Education. We have a number of outstanding Universities in the North East and have close relationships with them to ensure our students interact with Higher Education before they leave us.

Where can I get advice, as a parent?

Target Careers have provided a range of advice and gudiance for parents to support their child through careers choices they might have to make including transition to college or sixth form and on to univerity. You can access their website here.

If you have any question relating your child’s Career Education please contact the careers team at: careers@churchillcc.org