Information for schools
We work closely with schools in the local area and know the importance of ensuring that pupils are given impartial and realistic information about apprenticeships.
It is essential that pupils who are thinking about an apprenticeship know the benefits and progression routes that apprenticeships can lead to, as well as the level of commitment needed and the different challenges that learning outside the classroom environment can bring.
We offer school-based sessions to provide information to your students. Here at Bedford College we have trained sector specific professionals on hand who will teach and assess pupils once they are offered an apprenticeship with us.
What we offer
Class-based information sessions or assemblies: A general overview to introduce apprenticeships and answer frequently asked questions.
1-2-1 Sessions: Help to strengthen and develop CVs and with the National Apprenticeship Service and Bedford College application forms.
Career Events & Parents Evenings: Providing pupils and parents with a general overview of the types of Apprenticeships we have available, what to consider before entering into an apprenticeship and how to apply.
Have A Go! Activity Session: An interactive activity session which encourages pupils to start looking at their skills and personal qualities, and how they could put these to use as well as exploring different job sectors.
Meetings with school-based Career Advisors/Teaching Staff: An overview of apprenticeships to explain the different levels available, progression routes, entry requirements, as well as how and when students will need to start applying.
Apprenticeship Sessions: Delivered to groups of students who are certain that an apprenticeship is their chosen pathway. Three sessions covering: the recruitment service; registering on and using the National Apprenticeship Service website and the Bedford College website; and the application process.