We are pleased to have been awarded the national Quality in Careers Standard last week, which is given to education providers who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to careers and supporting students with life post-education.
It is a governmental requirement that careers guidance is given to all students in year 8 onwards, and the government also recommends that all schools should be required to work towards the national Quality in Careers Standard, which we achieved at Gold level.
Achieving this standard is testament to the fact that we endorse quality careers education and recognise the impact it has on the overall success of our College and students, and we continue to offer a range of activities to introduce our students to the world of work, including compulsory work experience placements, industry days and guest speakers.
The assessment report, which was conducted by Prospects, praised the collaboration between governors, senior leaders and all involved with work-related learning for ensuring that careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) has a high profile and is embedded within our policy, programme and practice.
Vice Principal Asfa Sohail explains why the College chose to pursue the national Quality in Standard and the difference it has made:
We are thrilled to receive this recognition for the excellent work delivered by staff at Havering College. We are highly committed to ensuring our learners are prepared for the world of work. At Havering, it is not just about achieving qualifications, it is all about preparing our learners for their future careers. We are the first Further Education College to receive this ‘Gold’ standard.
To find out more about the national Quality in Careers Standard, please click here.