Faculty of Applied Learning - Careers Guidance


Careers education and guidance should prepare students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life through:

· the development of self-awareness

· raising awareness of education, training and career opportunities

· developing their capacity to make choices about their own continuing education and training

· providing information on career paths

· helping students to manage transitions to new roles and situations

· making students aware of jobs and opportunities in Local and Regional areas

Click Here to view the Entitlement Careers document

Through Careers Education, young people should be able to:

· understand themselves and the influences on them (SELF DEVELOPMENT)

· investigate opportunities in learning and work (CAREER EXPLORATION)

· make and adjust plans to manage change and transition (CAREER MANAGEMENT)


Careers Education and Guidance 

If you would like to view the Academy's Careers Education and Guidance policy please contact a member of the careers team.

Careers Guidance discussions

Due to changes at government level, the way in which Careers Guidance is delivered to young people has changed. Young people are no longer automatically entitled to a Careers guidance discussion. If you would like to ensure that your son/daughter speaks to someone regarding their career plans, please contact Ms C Sykes at HACA.

Careers Education and Guidance - Support at HACA

Mrs K Penn - Careers Coordinator (Key Stages 3 and 4)

Ms A Forster – Careers Coordinator (Post 16)

Raising the Participation Age (RPA)

All young people are now required to stay in education or training until they are 18. This is the Government's policy.

This means that those leaving Year 11 will need to remain in learning until they are 18. This will equip young people with the skills needed to compete in the changing world of work.

It's not just about staying at school (although lots of people will choose to stay on). Young people will be able to choose between full time education (at school, or college), work-based learning (such as an apprenticeship), or employment/volunteering for more than 20hrs per week. For information on all P16 courses at HACA Click Here 

For further information on Careers Education and Guidance plus links to a range of useful websites click here