Careers Advice at Bath College
On this page you will find information, resources and services to help you before, during and after college. We can help you plan your career and develop your employability skills so that you can progress on to employment, apprenticeships or Higher Education and achieve your career goals. Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest career opportunities.
Designated Careers Lead*
*Following the release of the national strategy for careers advice and guidance, all schools and colleges must now have a designated Careers Leader. Careers Leaders are members of the College’s leadership and management team and are responsible and accountable for the delivery of their college’s programme of careers advice and guidance. The Careers Leader will work with other senior members of staff to develop a vision for the College’s careers provision that includes high aspirations for all learners and make sure that the College meets the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Bath College Provider Access Statement, Gatsby Benchmarks and IAG Offer
Bath College is committed to providing the best opportunities for our students, and as such we have set out our approach to providing access to students to external providers education and training offers. Please read the policies below, and get in touch with us if you would like to exhibit to our students.
Choosing the right course for you
Under Government guidelines, you must now stay in education or training until the age of 18. This means that you have three options to choose from when you finish Year 11, as you enter a stage known as post-16 education or Key Stage 5:
- Go to college to study a full-time academic or vocational programme
- Stay at school (if they have a sixth form)
- Start a training programme in the form of an apprenticeship or traineeship
Whilst many of our students come straight from year 11 with a range of GCSEs, there are many students who make a real success of their time at the College who haven’t come via this ‘traditional’ route. You may have:
- come from a school that does not offer GCSEs
- not done as well as you know you could because you felt that school wasn’t ‘right’ for you
- been ill or had difficult situations
Don’t worry. If you think you haven’t got the entry requirements for our courses – come and talk to us, we have great progression courses that will help you to a bright future. There are many different qualifications so it can get a bit confusing. At Bath College you get the chance to continue with subjects you studied at school or take up something new. We have courses at all levels. It’s important that you find the level that is the right starting point for you, then work your way up.
Still confused? Come and chat to us!
We have a range of Careers Advisors who can help you work out what options are best for you. Whether you are at school thinking about coming to College; a current College student unsure of your next steps; or a budding learner over the age of 18 looking for advice. Use the button below to email us, you can book in an advice session, or email your queries over to our team!