Category Archives: Further Education

S2 Careers Talk January 2023

Hello and welcome to your S2 Careers Talk.
Dearbhla Gallagher and Mick Burns, Careers Advisers, North Berwick High School

Main presentation
S2-careers-talk-Jan-2023

How to use the MWOW Subject Choice Tool
This link will give you resources to help you with choosing subjects

The 5 things to think about here

Find resources to help you choose here as well as the worksheet below.
MakingSubjectChoicesForS3_S4_2019

Please complete the form below and you will receive a copy of your responses which you can save and it will contain the link to this talk so you can access the resources as necessary. If you complete this then we can play the S2 Careers Kahoot!

Applying for college 2023

Hello and welcome to this presentation.
Mick Burns and Dearbhla Gallagher – Careers Advisers
Emma Veitch – Work Coach

Please note this page will be updated so keep a note of the link
This session:
Applying to College
Resources to help you
Next steps and who helps

More resources at MWOW here

Edinburgh College website here

Progression routes at Edinburgh College here

Other Scottish Colleges here

Scottish Colleges

Some thoughts on going or not going to college here

You need to be aware of funding via SAAS if applying for HNC/D/Degree courses.

SQA qualifications framework
SQA

College courses:
Can be vocational, that is, what you study will link to a career area or non-vocational, such as highers etc. that do not link directly to a specific career
It is important that you check the level of entry, is it National or Higher National, that you can meet the entry requirements (if in doubt, check with the course as soon as possible) and you have checked where they can lead to
Get ready, these courses will be available very soon
You apply direct to each college
Higher National level courses fees are applied for via www.saas.gov.uk
If you are planning to link a Higher National course to a degree course you could check with the university and ask if the course is recognised for entry

Try this website which gives links between HN and degree courses

Interview preparation notes
Preparation-for-College-interview-2023

A former NBHS student tells us why he chose college as a degree route here
The second part which takes us to his degree and employment here

Please complete the form below with as much detail as you can.

Personal Statement:
You will need to make a statement on why you want to apply for the course so remember to make it relevant, personal, highlighting the points about you, your qualifications and interests or career plans. Remember, places on the course you want could be limited so take this section seriously and please check your spelling and grammar.

More information here

More information on writing a Personal Statement here

SAAS funding sessions for parents and carers

I would like to take the opportunity to tell you about our upcoming events we will be offering for parents and carers of a child who is considering entering higher education in Autumn 2023.

We would be very extremely grateful if you could please help us to raise awareness of these sessions by sharing the details with any of your stakeholders you feel would benefit from attending. This could be via a newsletter or social media or any other channels you use to share information.

These sessions will explain the funding packages available from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for those planning to undertake higher education courses(HNC/HND/Degree courses) as well as how and when to apply and an opportunity to ask any questions.

These sessions will be online and will take place in the evening during December. Parents and carers can check the available dates and times a and book a place on these talks here
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/137287290983

Once booked, they will receive a booking confirmation with a link that will allow them to access the meeting.

If you have any questions relating to this offer, please email saasevents@gov.scot and we will get back to you asap.

Kind Regards,

Michael Scott

S5 Careers Talk 2022

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.
The main aims of this session are:
To introduce your Career Advisers
Remind you of Career Management Skills, resources to help your career planning and completing the Buzz Personality Test (which is fun!)
Gather some information about you

Finish with a Kahoot!

Main presentation
SDS-Buzz-Groupwork-S5 for Nov 2022 final

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here or https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/

Buzz 16 types

Careers Newsletter – please download
S5-Newsletter-2022
Please complete the form below and give as much information as possible.

Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector


Your chance to hear directly from those working in Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector about the rewarding careers on offer.

Our online event is ideal for anyone interested in finding out more about careers within our sector including careers advisers, teachers, Developing the Young Workforce staff, students, parents or career changers.

The event has been structured so that you can stay for the whole day or attend sessions you’re interested in finding out more about.

Register your place here

Annabel Brown​
Project Co‑ordinator
Mobile 07867908157
Office 01738 310164
Direct 01738310156
Annabel.Brown@lantra.co.uk
www.scotland.lantra.co.uk

Lantra Scotland, Inveralmond Business Centre, Auld Bond Road, Perth PH1 3FX

NBHS Careers Event 28 September 2022

Our annual, and very popular, NBHS Career Evening returns. This is a whole school event where we welcome all year groups (S1-S6) to attend. We will have over 30 employers from a variety of industries willing to provide advice for applications, ideas, opportunities and much more!

Wednesday 28th September.

S1-S3 6:30-7:30

S4-S6 7:30-8:30

Below is a list of exhibitors for your information.
BROCHURE of exhibitors – 2022 Careers evening

We would appreciate it if you could complete the short questionnaire below to help us plan future events

North Berwick High School Career Evening 28 September 2022

The annual and very popular NBHS Career Evening returns!!!
Wednesday 28th September.
S1-S3 6:30-7:30
S4-S6 7:30-8:30

This event will be held in our new canteen extension.

There is still space for organisations to join our list of exhibitors. If you are interested in joining the lineup, please email the school on communications@northberwickhigh.elcschool.org.uk

Specifically we are looking for anyone who is willing to provide career insight on behalf of the NHS. If you are willing and able, please get in touch!

S4 Careers Talk 2022

Hello S4
Mick Burns
Careers Adviser

Today we will cover 3 things:
Career Management Skills
Resources to help you career plan
Collect some information about your ideas

Career Management Skills explained – quickly!

S4 Newsletter – download and keep a copy
S4-Newsletter-2022

This may help when you complete the form

If we have time, then a Kahoot is in order!