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Careers and Employability Overview

Helping our pupils with their next steps...
"Increase the possibility and probability of paid employment for our pupils"

At SSSC we aim to ensure our pupils have the best opportunity of finding meaningful employment and enter adulthood as independently as possible. At SSSC we aim to ensure our pupils have the best opportunity of finding meaningful employment and enter adulthood as independently as possible. We provide a relevant and engaging careers curriculum that is tailored accordingly to meet the various needs and aspirations of all students. We work alongside relevant organisations and local employers to provide our pupils with knowledge and experiences to support them in their adult life. Careers and employability at SSSC supports the development of personal and social skills as well as key employability skills that students will need for the world of work.

Our careers lead is Leigh Parry who can be contacted at: info@swanwicksportscollege.derbyshire.sch.uk or 01773 602198

Our Enterprise Adviser is Andrew Bacon from Enactus. https://enactus.org/

Our latest Gatsby Benchamark results can be seen below.
Careers - Gatsby Benchmark:

Helping our pupils with their next steps...

The Gatsby Benchmarks are a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in secondary schools.

Meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
Destination Data:

Pupils in years 10 and 11 will undertake a series of Princes Trust qualifications at Entry Level 3 and Level 1 entitled planning for the world of work. Students will also work towards a BTEC qualification in workskills at Entry levels 1,2,3 and Level 1. Pupils will complete the selecting and applying for a job module from Pearsons extended certificate qualification in Workskills.