NBHS Parents Presentation 6 October 2009

This is the S6 careers talk I mentioned at the evening session.  Please feel free to use the sites below (no need to take the survey!) and you can post questions or email me at mick.burns@careers-scotland.org.uk if you require any additional information.

Good morning and welcome to your careers session.

Today we are going to gather some information from you, show you careers resources, information and advice and help you get started with your career planning.

If you are S6 then complete this survey

And this survey as well

If you are doing this in period 2 start by completing this survey NB give the email address you use most often

Here’s your results! period-2-results

If you are doing this in period 3 start by completing this survey NB give the email address you use most often

Additional survey

The results will appear here during the session

Download the following documents to your folder (right click and save as)



Good , you now have your newsletters and links on your folder for future use.

Try the following sites to get you familiar with the range of courses on offer

Higher Education


This site has all the UK degree courses and you will need to get familiar with it over the coming year. If you are planning to go to university from S5 you must let your guidance teacher know asap.

Now click on Course Search, then courses starting in 2010, search by subject, choose Aeronautical Engineering, then select All Aeronautical Engineering Courses. You now have a list of all 144 courses!

Further Education

Jewel and Esk College

Pick Courses from main menu, then from Subject Area choose Care, then Early Education and Childcare NC, look at the entry requirements – what do you need to become a Nursery Nurse?

Further Education

This is Edinburgh’s Telford College site, go and explore if you like!Further Education

Stevenson College information

Further Education

Oatridge College


This is the Careers Scotland site, feel free to search, register and use as necessary.


Planitplus, go to the Careers Zone, Job Profiles, A-z, pick your job/career and find out what it’s all about.

Career Planning?

Nice advice!

Medicine/Law/Architecture/Vet Medicine try this site

Make sure you register asap.

Gap Year

Go on, have a look!

Personality Test

Take the Personality Test, it’s fast, fun and pretty accurate so make sure you save it to your documents as you may want to use some of this in the future.

Now it’s time to start turning all that information, advice and knowledge into action!

Download the Action Plan cpoa-s5-blank and start completing and we can update as necessary when you request a careers interview.

Add your name and the date at the top.

Try and identify which stage (1 to 6) you are at now – don’t worry too much just look at the options and choose. Then you move onto what you need to think about and complete as much as you can. the final section is Actions so try and think of practical ways you can move your ideas/planning forward and the ‘When’ box will help you decide the timescales involved. Don’t give yourself too long a timescale now!

Now, if you want to get all this stuff in one place, why not visit here, register and start your own portfolio

This blog is for you to use as well and on the left hand side are sections where you can ask questions, look at previous questions and answers, find out what ex students are up to and even listen to some podcasts.  To ask a qustion you simply fill in the appropriate section and send, that’s it!  There are links to colleges and other sites on the right hand side so be creative, go explore, ask questions, make suggestions and use this resource to your advantage!

If you’ve managed all this then log onto Pathfinder, a careers interest guide located on the school server under applications, it has a yellow logo. Remember to use your full name so I can retrieve your password if you lose it! The results from Pathfinder includes a personal profile, job and higher education suggestions so take your time and make sure you look at the information provided.