As a school, we are committed to working with students, parents/carers, employers, colleges and universities to help our students to progress to successful futures in education, employment, apprenticeships and training. To complement the impartial careers advice and guidance from our Careers Adviser, visiting organisations such as local universities, colleges and employers and advice that can be given from The National Careers Service, we are committed to using Unifrog; an award winning, online careers platform.
Unifrog brings into one place every apprenticeship, university course and college course in the UK as well as career opportunities, such as MOOCs and School Leaver Programmes.
The platform makes it easy for students write their CVs and Personal Statements and record their key skills. Teachers can give their students feedback, and write references.
Students from Year 7 – 13 are expected to use this platform as part of their careers education throughout their time with Co-op Academy Bebington.
Unifrog can be used by students, parents/carers and teachers. You will all have received further instructions on the use of this online platform.
Students will have access to –
Exploring Pathways –
Careers library >Subjects library > Know how library > MOOCs > Personality profile > Interests profile
MOOCs – What are MOOCs?
A MOOC is an online course aimed at unlimited participation and open access via the web. If you're unsure of what you want to study at University, they’re a great way of trying out a subject area.
Recording work completed –
>Activities > Competencies > Interactions
Searching for opportunities –
>UK, US and European universities > Oxbridge > Apprenticeships > College/ Sixth Form > Other universities – abroad > Special opportunities e.g. Scholarships
Drafting and making Applications –
>Personal Statement > Applications > CV > and more . . .
>Student locker > Applications list > Plan A, Plan B
All activities are linked to the Gatsby Benchmarks
Requirements and Expectations of Schools
Schools are expected to fulfil the Guidance set by the Department for Education: Careers guidance and access for education and training providers Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff October 2018
- Every school must ensure that pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13.
- Every school must ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all pupils in year 8 to year 13 for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.
- Every school must publish a policy statement setting out their arrangements for provider access and ensure that it is followed.
- Every school should begin using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision now, and meet them by the end of 2020. For the employer encounters Benchmark, every school should begin to offer every young person seven encounters with employers – at least one each year from year 7 to year 13 – and meet this in full by the end of 2020. Some of these encounters should be with STEM employers.
- Every school should appoint a named person to the role of Careers Leader to lead the careers programme.
- Every school must publish details of their careers programme for young people and their parents.