Careers guidance and access for education and training providers
KDHS: Provider Access Policy
This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.
Pupil entitlement All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:
Mr Graham Gordon,
Telephone: 0161 740 7248
Opportunities for Access
A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.
The primary event will be our Annual Careers' Fair, details of which will be published on this page.
Premises and facilities The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations.
This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Resource Centre, which is managed by the school librarian.
The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.
The Careerometer can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers. The Careerometer provides access to a selection of headline data relating to pay, weekly hours of work and future employment prospects. The data is organised by occupation: simply type in the title of the job you are interested in and the widget provides a series of options from which you can select the most relevant to you.
Provided by the LMI, Skillsometer is designed for those who are not sure what jobs they may be interested in. Users take the quiz, reflecting on a number statements and decide what they love, are not sure about or dislike - the quiz provides a short list of job suggestions that are most likely to be suited to their own particular skills and interests.
Why do we need Labour Market Info?
- To identify future trends – which types of businesses are doing well or failing (growth areas)
- To provide information about job vacancies
- To inform of the location of job vacancies – Local, Regional and National
- To tell us about the types of vacancies – part-time, full-time, temporary, seasonal or permanent
- To clarify the skills and qualifications required by employers including skills gaps
- To predict wage rates
Why do changes in the labour market take place?
- Labour movement – which can be affected by relocating, immigration and emigration as people move in, out and around the country
- Population – affected by number of workers reaching employment and retirement age, e.g. There were nearly 99,000 16-18 year olds in 2015 in GM. This is forecasted to decrease within the next 5 years by approximately 1,000 (numbers based on national census records)
- New developments – e.g. HS2 (high speed rail). The Governments new commitment to fund up to 1,500 additional student places through medical school from Sept. 2018
- Government policies – e.g. Devolution and the new Northern Powerhouse
- New technology – advances in technology creating new job roles e.g. development of the Social Media Co-Ordinator
Sector Information (PDFs)
Labour Market Info: Greater Manchester
Labour Market Info: Manchester, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Warrington
Creative and Digital sector in Lancashire
Advanced Manufacturing in Lancashire
Financial and Professional Services in Lancashire
Energy and Environmental Technologies in Lancashire
Visitor Economy in Lancashire
National Careers Service North West Labour Market Information
Public Administration in Greater Manchester
Creative and New Media in Greater Manchester
Transport in Greater Manchester
Education in Greater Manchester
Construction Sector in Greater Manchester
Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester
Useful Career Guidance
Explore Careers : National Careers Service
Career Pilot - Plan Your Future