13th November 2018
York College has been recognised for its outstanding careers work, having been awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard awarded under licence by Prospects.
The national Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to education providers who demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their life after school/college.
York College, rated Oustanding by Ofsted, is continually working to improve the chances and opportunities of all students. Recognising the importance of preparing students for their future careers the College began working towards the national Quality in Careers Standard. There is a statutory duty to ‘secure independent careers guidance’ for all students from Year 8 onwards and the Government recommends that all schools/colleges should be required to work towards the national Quality in Careers Standard.
Having achieved the national Quality in Careers Standard shows how the Principal, Governors and Senior Management Team at York College embrace, promote and endorse quality careers education and recognise the important part it plays in the overall success of the college and its students. The College offers a range of activities to introduce students to the world of work and helps them make decisions about life after college.
Linsey Skelly, Careers Leader at the College says: “We recognise the important role we play in helping students develop their knowledge, skills and experience so they can go out into the world and achieve personal success. This Quality Standard has provided a flexible framework to enable us to audit our work on careers and ensure our students are receiving advice, practical support and experience so they are prepared for the next stage of their education, employment, self-employment or training.”