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  • HE Fact Sheet Series to help with progression into University A series of fact sheets to help teachers and advisers in providing young people careers education information, advice and guidance.
  • Portfolio Advice from Falmouth University In this short video, Tilly provides advice and support on submitting a good portfolio for a successful application to Falmouth University.
  • Case Study Guide - What are your Next Steps? Our finished publication 'What are your next steps?' contains 30 interactive case studies and is jam-packed with advice and guidance on job sectors and applying to HE.
  • Next Steps Conference 2016 Presentations The Steps Cornwall Partnership and HE Information Conference 2016 brought together inspirational speakers, representatives from all of the Higher Education providers in Cornwall as well as Student Finance England and Software Cornwall to provide information for teachers and careers advisers in Cornwall. The speakers have kindly provided their presentations below. Thanks to Falmouth University, The University of Exeter, The Cornwall College Group, Plymouth University, Truro and Penwith College, The Slackline School, Student Finance England, Articulacy and Software Cornwall.
  • Career Pilot Resources Careerpilot is aimed at 13-19-year-olds and provides online, impartial information and support on the many routes to higher level study.
  • Science Capital animation What is Science Capital? And why does it matter?
    This animation explains the compelling concept originally developed by King’s Professor Louise Archer and her team. King’s College London, the Science Museum and BP are working together on the Enterprising Science project to build young people’s science capital and increase their engagement with science.
  • Labour Market Information - Nomis Nomis is a web-based database of labour market statistics. Nomis is run by the University of Durham on behalf of the Office for National Statistics. Nomis houses an extensive range of government statistical information on the UK labour market including data on employment, unemployment, earnings and the Labour Force Survey (LFS).
  • The Brilliant Club The University of Sussex and the University of Warwick have developed a University Access Scheme of Work on the following topics:

    Lesson 1 What happens after sixth form?
    Lesson 2 Choosing the right course
    Lesson 3 Choosing the right university
    Lesson 4 Finances
    Lesson 5 The UCAS application process
    Lesson 6 Writing personal statements
    Lesson 7 Reviewing personal statements
  • Developing Career Skills - World Skills UK A guide for teachers, lecturers and careers advisers.
  • Good Career Guidance - Report by The Gatsby Foundation This report was compiled to study what good career guidance in England looks like and outlines eight benchmarks for proving good careers guidance. The study also estimates that the percentage of a school's budget required to implement all of the benchmarks it recommends, in a medium-sized school outside London, would be less than 1%.
  • Widening access, student retention and success national programmes archive The HEA hosts publications produced by a number of national programmes to widen access and student retention and success in order to ensure they remain available to the HE community.

    Widening student retention and access documents hosted by the HEA include:

    - Aimhigher
    - Aimhigher Associates
    - Action on Access
    - Lifelong Learning Networks
    - What Works? Student Retention and Success: Phase 1

  • Career Detectives - careers board game The Career Detectives is an engaging board game for use in classrooms that support teachers to deliver career related learning.

    The game covers literacy, numeracy, science, key skills, citizenship, healthy eating and careers. it includes a Teachers Tips resources pack and integrates primary education maths, English and science curriculum.

    The board game can be played by up to 10 players (or as a whole class using just the Challenge Cards without the board). All other games and exercises included can be run either in small groups or as whole class activities. Activities are designed to be flexible so can last between 10 minutes or several lessons.

    More information about the game can be found at:

    To arrange accessing the game through CUC On email

  • UCAS Progression Pathways The qualifications landscape for university admissions is currently undergoing significant change. In recent years, an increasing number of learners have been entering higher education with new or less traditional qualifications. UCAS have produced a series of videos to explain the various non-traditional qualifications and the implications for transition to higher education. There are short videos on the following topics:

    The qualifications landscape
    The benefits and challenges of tech level and applied courses
    Meeting the needs of learners, providers and universities
    Choosing appropriate provision to succeed
    Ensuring students succeed
  • Top tips for teachers on engaging parents Holly Welham from 'The Guardian' wrote this article in June 2015 and it provides some top tips from educational experts on how to encourage parents to come in to speak about their jobs, to sending postcards home and general advice about parental engagement
  • Black Country Skills Factory - Manufacturing Pathways This website will help you find everything you need to know about starting a career in Engineering and Manufacturing. There are resources that you can request, explore different educational pathways, and view videos case studies and more.

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