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Advice and Guidance for your future

When you are at college we want to help and support you with your future plans.

Your tutor or skills officer is your first point of contact for career/progression guidance and will help you through your tutorial programme and 1:1 sessions. You will also get help from:

The Progression & Employability Team

The progression team at the college are the experts and can help you:

  • Understand the progression options available to you, including further study, training, Apprenticeships and employment
  • Choose and apply for the competitive Universtiy Level courses, Foundation Degrees and vocational training
  • Understand local and national employment in your chosen career sector and access career profiles
  • Give coaching and advice on positive progression routes

You can find a wealth of careers information from the progression team’s online page when you are student.

How we can help you:

  • Progression

    The Progression and Employability team are here for you to help make important decisions about your next steps in education and training. With so much information about available choices, making decisions about your future can be both an exciting and confusing time. You can access help with making course choices, university study, apprenticeships, volunteering and much more. We are here to talk you through the options that suit you best and ensure you are meeting your progression potential.

  • Employability

    Your employability skills are what get you the job! This may be through gaining additional knowledge by receiving a talk from an expert in the field, mock interview experiences, help writing CVs, job applications or enhancing your time spent at college. The Progression and Employability Team can provide guidance on improving your CV, enhancing your employment skills, conquering interview nerves and much, much more.

  • University

    Did you know the Progression and Employability Team helps to process over 1000 UCAS applications every year? This means that we have plenty of skills and experience to help you make the best of your application. Our skilled Progression Officers can help you to build an outstanding personal statement, give you useful tips on completing your application and give advice on choosing the right course for you.

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  • Appointments

    The Progression and Employability Team provide one-to-one guidance appointments for our students. We can give advice on a range of topics including your course choice, finding employment, choosing a university and UCAS applications. You can ask a question or book an appointment during college hours by emailing If you are requesting an appointment, please provide us with some days and times that you are available, so we can quickly find you a suitable appointment.

That's not all!

Throughout the year the Progression and Employability Team also run specialist drop-in sessions and workshops. Topics include: writing your personal statement for UCAS, mock interviews and searching for part-time work.

Further Information

For more information or advice, pop in to the Progression and Employability Hub in the foyer of the Tower Building or email

  • Medical Society

    Students applying for medical school will be able to join the medicine society which will help them in their planning and preparation. Students attend lunchtime sessions to inform them of the application process, and the additional tests they need to sit.

    Students are helped in preparing for interview and will have the chance to go through a mock interview with local medical practitioners.

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