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Supporting students to choose their higher education route

Supporting students to choose their higher education route

Thursday 3rd October 2019

HEPA Choices and Pathways

A huge (and belated) welcome back for the academic year from the HEPA team. We’re delighted to be out and about delivering activities in your centres this term, with a particular focus on supporting students to make competitive HE applications. As such, we thought it would be timely to include some key questions that you can be encouraging students to…

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How can you meet Gatsby 7?

How can you meet Gatsby 7?

Thursday 16th May 2019

The Gatsby bench mark that many schools and colleges across the country are finding a challenge to meet is Gatsby 7. This benchmark is ‘Encounters with further and higher education’. The Gatsby foundation summarises this as: “All pupils should understand the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. This includes both academic and vocational routes and learning…

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HEPA Vlog: Careers of the Future

HEPA Vlog: Careers of the Future

Tuesday 2nd April 2019

HEPA Choices and Pathways

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. This short vlog highlights findings from recent research around how the world of work may develop in the future. It flags up key skills and attributes crucial for young people to develop and flags up key resources which can be used by advisers and teachers working with young…

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HEPA Blog: Why T Levels?

HEPA Blog: Why T Levels?

Friday 15th March 2019

HEPA Choices and Pathways

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. Why T Levels? The government’s 2016 Post-16 Skills Plan recommended, with regards to technical education, that there be a move ‘away from the current [level 2 and 3] awarding organisation market model, where qualifications which deliver similar but different outcomes compete with one another.’ A consultation on the…

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HEPA Blog: Can you make every week National Careers Week?

HEPA Blog: Can you make every week National Careers Week?

Tuesday 12th February 2019

HEPA National Careers Week

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. National Careers Week (NCW) takes place in March every year – for 2019 it is happening between 4th and 9th March. It’s also National Apprenticeship Week! National Apprenticeship Week will look to involve more individuals, employers, partners and providers in activities that highlight the benefits apprenticeships bring to…

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HEPA Blog: Including Careers and LMI in the Curriculum - A focus on Gatsby 2 and 4.

HEPA Blog: Including Careers and LMI in the Curriculum – A focus on Gatsby 2 and 4.

Wednesday 9th January 2019

HEPA Gatsby Benchmarks

Part of our series of blogs from our Higher Education Progression Advisers. In 2014, a report produced by the Gatsby Foundation, ‘The Good Career Guidance Report’, set out eight benchmarks that schools could use as a framework for improving their careers provision. The eight benchmarks for schools and colleges are: A stable careers programme Learning from Career and Labour Market…

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