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.
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 ELRAH which gives links between HN and degree courses
Tutorial: Writing a personal statement for a UCAS or college application here
I have delivered talks to the following year groups and you can view the sessions by visiting the individual links.
The S2 talk will take place next term.
In addition to the above talks I am delivering an employability programme to S6 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and you can follow these here
All S3 students will receive a careers interview this term to help prepare them for subject choice next term with my colleague, Chris Trotter, Careers Adviser
We held a very successful Careers Convention at the school on Wednesday 26 September with over 300 individuals visiting and speaking with 30 employer/education and training representatives.
I have posted a podcast of former school student George Elderfield and his journey through engineering and current role as a STEM Ambassador here
We continue to develop our Developing The Young Workforce agenda by supporting departments across the school and you can view our creative approach to this here
Today we are going to cover:
What destinations students from North Berwick High follow.
Why Career Management Skills are important.
What type of animal are you!
How you engage in the career planning process.
First up – the leaver destinations.
Now for the serious bit.
Here’s what happened to the NBHS school leavers 2015/16
We looked at how many North Berwick High students progressed on to various post-school options.
Next task is to complete the Buzz Personality test and you will be asked for your animal later, so make a note of it. Make sure you look at the strengths, learning style and what you are like in a positive direction, parts of the printout you will be given at the talk. You will find this very useful when writing personal statements and CVs as well as preparing for interview questions.
Are you about to choose your key subjects or thinking what your optionsare beyond school, then why don’t you join us for a week of fun and inspiration.
We have created five days of activities to help you find out your talents and make the words “I can do it” your new motto!
Employees from BP and BAM Nuttall and Researchers from the University of Strathclyde will engage you
in a range of challenges that will inspire you to consider a career in engineering.
If you see yourself as an engineer of the future or have never considered engineering as a career option before, but want to find out more about it, then the Engineering the
Future for girls week at the University of Strathclyde is just for you.
Interested in starting a course at Edinburgh College in 2019? Come along to our campus open days in November and December to speak to teaching staff about the courses we offer, entry requirements, application advice and finding the right course for you.
Staff will also be on hand to give you guidance on funding, fees and student support during your time at college. You will also be invited to take a tour of the campus, including classrooms, workshops, libraries and social areas, giving you an idea of what it’s really like to be a student at Edinburgh College.
Campus Open Days
22 November at Midlothian Campus
27 November at Sighthill Campus
29 November at Granton Campus
4 December at Milton Road Campus
3 – 7 pm
Teaching staff from each subject area will be at each campus open day, so there’s no need to travel out of your way to speak to someone. However, talks will differ between campuses.
You can also keep up to date with our information days on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Please contact our course information team for more details on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 669 4400.