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Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) at AVESC starts in Year 7 and continues through until Year 11.


It is our vision that all students on leaving AVESC at the end of Year 11 will have the skills, attitudes, qualities, behaviours and self-confidence to plan their future careers and become positive citizens.


Students will follow the career pathway that best suits their individual needs and aspirations and allows them to fulfil their true potential. All students are provided with independent and impartial guidance from a variety of sources. Students will work with tutors/mentors on enhancing their personal development and setting individual targets. Careers education is also disseminated through all subject areas and in weekly PSHE lessons for Years 7 to 11.

Baker Clause Statement

Provider Access Legislation 

This policy statement sets out the academy’s arrangements for managing the access of careers providers to the academy for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the academy’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil entitlement

All pupils in years 8 to 13 are entitled:
• to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships
opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on
the full range of education and training options available at each transition
• to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer,
including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events,
assemblies and group discussions and taster events;
• to understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and
technical courses.

For pupils of compulsory school age these encounters are mandatory and there will be a minimum of two encounters for pupils during the ‘first key phase’ (year 8 to 9) and two encounters for pupils during the ‘second key phase’ (year 10 to 11). For pupils in the ‘third key phase’ (year 12 to 13), particularly those that have not yet decided on their next steps, there are two more provider encounters available during this period, which are optional for pupils to attend.

Please click here for the careers programme overview.

The following resources may be useful to help with career planning:-

Understanding Apprenticeships for Parents

Careers Newsletter

My Choices Guide for Students

My Choices Guide for Parents

Success at School: a national careers website for students aged 11-19

Success at School: information booklet for parents/carers and students

The careers lead for EVA is Geraint Brown and can be contacted at:

Please click here for the careers access statement.

Up-and-Coming Events: Click on the links below

Princes Trust Course Information

Juniper Training - Vocational Pathways, Traineeships & Apprenticeships

Derby College, Broomfield Hall: Land based studies, Animal Care, Equine, Leisure, Sport and Public Services


The following website offers information on labour market trends within Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

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