Virtual Careers Convention

We would like to welcome you to South Craven School's Virtual Careers Convention.

This event is accessible to all students from Years 7-13 and their parents/carers. The event will offer students the chance to access links from local education and employment specialists who will introduce a variety of different career choices in a virtual setting.

Who will be there?

Over 30 various organisations taking part including colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers from a variety of industries.

Why should I attend?

To explore your chosen career/pathway or to explore further progression plans at post 16 and 18. We have a help desk where careers staff can answer any questions you may have plus information from The National Apprenticeship service, The National Careers service, Unifrog and Future Goals. All queries to any of the links provided on the day can be directed to

Apprenticeship Providers and Employers

Employers are required to identify and recruit young people that would be suitable for an apprenticeship vacancy. They have a duty to ensure the apprentice undertakes productive work that gives them the knowledge and skills to meet the standard.

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Interested in learning more about studying competitive courses at university?

Students interested in finding out about studying courses such as Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Law, Nursing, or Midwifery at university are encouraged to use the links provided to access resources and information suitable for them and/or email

Competitive Courses
Presentation from Miss Hickman More suitable for Year 12/older students
The Medic Portal Information on applying to study medicine
Med Schools Online work experience guide for medicine
RCGP Online work experience for medicine
The Medic Portal Useful information on applying for dentistry
Health Careers Information on nursing and how to apply
Vet Record Jobs Information how to become a vet
Class Central Online course for an introduction to veterinary sciences
Future Learn Online course for introduction to veterinary sciences
Health Careers Information on how to become a midwife
FAQs Applying to Oxbridge
Oxplore Useful tool to encourage/practise deep thinking and debates
Further Information Details of support offered in school by Miss Hickman

Careers Helpdesk

Students and parents to email questions - these will go to Links to these have been included Unifrog/Future Goals/Independent Careers Advisor/National Careers Service.

The new Careers Hub D1 Conservatory will be open on Friday 18th February between 8.25am-8.50am, 9.50-10.10am and at lunchtime for student queries.

Any parents/carers that would like to discuss their son/daughters options please contact us to make an appointment on the email above.

Please email for Independent Careers Advice.

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Exploring Your Options

Information on Apprenticeships, T Levels and Traineeships for both Post 16 & 18, an alternative to full time study.

Email for further information.

Post 16 Choices
Post 16 Choices Animation Information from the Department for Education
Post 16 Options Information from the National Careers Service
Introduction to Apprenticeships Informational video
Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Informational video
Amazing Apprenticeships Parent zone
T Levels
What are T Levels? Informational video
Amazing Apprenticeships Resources

Further Education/Colleges

Further Education (FE) refers to educational choices made after your 16th birthday. It covers all qualifications lower than a degree. Everyone has to study FE until they are 18.

Colleges provide a different learning environment to school as they are open to the wider community and tend to have a wider range of courses on offer. Colleges are more informal and are required to work more independently than you would at school.

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Higher Education/University

Higher education is continued learning from the age of 18.

There is no set path to take and there are all sorts of degrees, diplomas, vocational, foundation, full time and part-time courses for students to think about. You can also choose to study at a particular institution or take part in a long-distance course.

Why go to University?

  • Explore a subject area you are passionate about
  • Challenge your mind
  • Try new things
  • Exciting social life with like-minded people
  • Once in a lifetime opportunities e.g. a year abroad
  • Gain independence
  • Add value to your CV
  • Increase employability
  • Improve your chances of gaining a high paid job
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Oxbridge is the term used to refer to both Oxford and Cambridge University. These are two of the top universities in the world, they are academically challenging with world-class teaching and resources.

Students from all backgrounds (and from all across the world) go to these universities, and they have excellent career prospects after. Getting in to Oxbridge is highly competitive, watch the video here for more information.

Russell Group Universities

The Russell Group is a 'term' for a group of universities with a shared focus on research and a reputation for academic achievement.

The group includes the original six red brick universities, with its member universities usually spotted near the top of the university league tables.

Please click here for more information.

Sixth Form

SF.jpg Here at South Craven Sixth Form we offer a selection of Level 3 courses; A & As Levels, BTECs, CTECs and EPQ.

Alongside these courses we have a wealth of support for students to ensure they are equipped and prepared for successful careers in a range of disciplines.

Our aim is to develop a lifelong love of learning in all students and inspire them to achieve their full potential.