Enrich your curriculum with career-focused experiences at Newbury College.
Newbury College is the leading provider of vocational education for young people in West Berkshire. Vocational education is perfect for school leavers who want a more hands-on approach than the traditional academic route and we are working with local secondary schools to provide opportunities for KS4 pupils to explore future careers.
Each year we work with local employers and education providers to host numerous career-focus events that showcase the wide range of post-16 opportunities that are available for young people. Our Career Discovery Events take Open Days to the next level, with local employers taking centre stage to offer advice and guidance on the careers in their industries. School groups are actively encouraged to visit, however, many of these events take place in the evening, so we are happy to provide promotional material that can be sent out to parents.
Engaging workshops can all be arranged to engage pupils and support their career aspirations. We will work with you to identify the areas that students are interested in and, where possible, map activities to their learning objectives and progression goals. Workshops can be delivered on-site or via Microsoft Teams. Topics include:
T Levels - The next level qualifications
Year 10 and 11
Help pupils understand T Levels with informative sessions that explain the structure and positioning of the next level qualifications. They will explore the potential career pathways available, discover how industry placement works and how to access vocational higher education opportunities.
Year 12 and 13
University Centre Newbury is providing opportunities for people to achieve their degree locally. Ideal for sixth-form students, these masterclasses allow young people to experience higher education and discover how to access career-focused, vocational degree pathways, including degree apprenticeships, that support their professional aspirations.
Year 10 and 11
Practical, subject-specific workshops that take place with a specialist tutor, in our fantastic facilities. Our professional, industry-standard facilities create the perfect simulated work environment to help provide pupils with a greater understanding of how to operate in a modern workplace and prepare for the next stage of their progression. All our facilities meet our high standards of health and safety and are fully risk-assessed. Subjects include:
- Motor Vehicle
- Beauty and Hairdressing
- Construction Skills
- Renewable Technology
- Professional Cookery
- and more
Visiting your school
Our Careers Team are always happy to attend local schools and events to provide information, advice and guidance on post-16 education and employment. We will bring our experience and extensive knowledge of progression opportunities, along with interactive activities to engage pupils in simple learning experiments*.
*subject to availability.