In the second year, tutor groups are split according to students’ particular progression needs; higher education, apprenticeships or careers. The college has a fully-trained careers advisor who is on-hand to provide relevant, up-to-date guidance to students on the opportunities available to them through local training providers and in the world of work.
We have excellent links with employers across the Tees Valley, from schools and hospitals to law firms and accountancy practices, aswell as a dedicated Work Experience Coordinator whose responsibility it is to secure professional placements for students. For many competitive careers, like veterinary science, dentistry and teaching, for example, work experience is required for entry into higher education. We work closely with students wanting to progress into these sectors to ensure these placements are secured in advance of applying to university.
All students interested in progressing to university are offered the chance to visit Open Days, from residential visits to Oxford and Cambridge, trips to Russell Group institutions and taster sessions at Teesside and Sunderland.
The college also works closely with the local authority and Youth Direction service to provide additional support for students unsure of their next step.
Make an appointment with our Progression Coordinator, Laura Main here.
Please find A Complete University Application Guide: More Offers, No More Stress here.