Access to Industry Course at Jewel and Esk College

IT Support – Get back into education:

FREE* Part-time day-course- compatible with benefits. 

  • What is it?: An SQA accredited intro to IT Support.
  • When?: The programme begins in September and will run for a year
  • Where?:  Jewel & Esk College on Milton Road East, Edinburgh.
  • Support: Additional guidance and advice available from a dedicated support worker throughout the course.
  • Fees: The course is FREE but *eligibility criteria apply. Priority may be given to some students. Call us if you are not sure.
  • Money: Further support may be available to help with any extra costs your client may have. 
  • Benefits: The course is part time and compatible with benefits.
  • Progression: Guaranteed interviews for further progression onto a wide range of full time courses in IT or any of our Access to HNC/D courses.
  • How to apply:  Ask your client download the application form from our website, fill it in and email it to:                 OR Request a paper copy of the form by calling 0131 260 9721 and send it back to us at

                                          Access to Industry, 156 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1RP

                                                        Interviews slots are offered on a first come first serve basis. Encourage clients to apply soon!

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For more leaflets, information or application forms please visit our website at or call Anthea on 0131 260 9721.

Accoutancy Event – Napier 17 June 2009


From The Inspiring Futures Foundation, a careers guidance charity. We are holding a Business Finance and Accountancy Careers event at Napier University on the 17th June 2009. We can offer you free places for your S4/S5/S6 students who may be considering this as a potential career in their future (students must be 16 years of age or older on the day of the event).This will be an exciting day for the students and I’ve attached a synopsis for what we are proposing to do during the day. The event has kindly been sponsored by the university and the main accountancy qualifying bodies: ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW & ICAS. This means that we can offer places to students for free, including lunch and refreshments. Students will also have time to look around the wonderful new business school at Napier as well. This would particularly suit students who are studying Business Studies, Economics, Accountancy or Maths.Please could you let me know if this would be of interest and if so please email, or call, me with a list of the student names you would like to attend before 12th June 2009, my email is and my direct line is 01276 687 514 . I will then arrange to have event joining instructions sent to your students via the school. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards

Richard Scott-Clark

Partnership Manager – the careers, study and gap website!

 The Inspiring Futures FoundationSt Georges HouseKnoll RoadCamberleyGU15 3SY

 DL: 01276 687 514    M: 07702 226 271

Registered Company Name: The Inspiring Futures Foundation
Place of Registration: England & Wales
Registered Office: St Georges House. Knoll Road. Camberley
Surrey GU15 3SY.
Company  Registration:  373984
Charity Registration:  313153(England) , SC39664(Scotland)


S5 Ross High School 12 June 2009

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?










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.



















North Berwick Youth Cafe – Where’s the money?

Hello everyone!

As you know we are discussing how to look for, apply and get jobs and the following websites will hopefully help you get stared.

CV Newsletter template cv-newsletter-template

Template with notes all-about-me-and-my-fantastic-cv

Websites for vacancies websites-for-a-job-search1

Personal Profile try this

CV can be set up and amended here – remember your password!

You could set up a portfolio here and keep a record of your employability skills


Careers information and advice