Achieve / Believe / Challenge

Below you will find a collection of resources and websites that may be useful for students and parents/carers when thinking about next steps, careers and preparation for adulthood:

Halesbury Newsletter

Here you can access previous issues of our Careers newsletter which contain advice, support and information about some of careers-related activities that are happening within school.

Halesowen College Open Days:

Halesowen College are holding open events on:

  • 15th October 2022 (10am - 4pm)
  • 9th November 2022 (4pm - 7pm)
  • 21st January 2023 (10am - 2pm)
  • 25th April 2023 (6pm - 8pm)

These events give you the opportunity to explore the campus and facilities, meet with staff and students and find out about the wide range of courses on offer.

To register for an event please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/halesowen-college-open-events-202223-registration-348688916937

Dudley College Open Days:

Dudley College are holding open events on:

  • 15th October 2022 (10am - 2pm)
  • 14th January 2023 (10am - 2pm)
  • 11th March 2023 (10am - 2pm)
  • 7th June 2023 (4pm - 7pm)

To register for an event please register here: https://www.dudleycol.ac.uk/College-Information/Open-Days/October

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) Open Days:

Queen Alexandra College (QAC) is a Birmingham-based college and community charity that supports young people with a diverse range of disabilities and additional needs.

They will be hosting the following Open Day events for potential students and/or their families to meet relevant staff, tour the college and find out more about what the setting can offer -

Wednesday 18th January (9.45am - 12.00pm)
Tuesday 31st January (9.45amm - 12.00pm)
Wednesday 15th February (9.45am - 12.00pm)
Wednesday 29th March (9.45am - 12.00pm)
Thursday 27th April (9.45am - 12.00pm)
Thursday 11th May (1.30pm - 4.00pm)
Wednesday 24th May (9.45am - 12.00pm)
Thursday 8th June (9.45am - 12.00pm)
Tuesday 27th June (9.45am - 12.00pm)

Please note - You must reserve a space by calling 0121 803 5484, and to download a PDF flyer with this information, please CLICK HERE.

Talking Futures Website:

It is widely recognised that parents/carers play an important role in a young person’s career-based decision making. Talking Futures is a collection of resources designed to support parents and carers to have constructive careers conversations with their child.

Link: https://www.talkingfutures.org.uk/about/

Ready4Life Activity Centre:

Ready4Life provides direct payment work and other various activities to support clients with the development of independence and life skills. They adopt a person-centred approach to supporting clients to attend personal appointments, access leisure activities and attend weekly recreational outings.

For further information contact Ready4Life on: 0121 602 1190 or 07446055798

ME&U Youth Club:

ME&U Youth Club caters specifically for young people on the autistic spectrum and aims to support young people to have fun, make new friends and develop their confidence. They meet on a Wednesday evening (6.00pm - 8.15pm) at Lower Gornal Youth Club.

Further details can be found at www.meandu.club

Your Future Black Country Website:

To help you navigate through the world of work, make the right career choice and find the right job we’ve set up the Information Hub. This contains a wealth of information and resources from post-16 study options to employment support to a wide range of careers information.

Link: https://yourfutureblackcountry.com/

My Choices Guide:

A comprehensive guide to further education, post-16 options and next steps for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

Download: My Choices Guide

Preparing for Adulthood:

Funded by Department for Education (DfE), this organisation provides expertise and support to local authorities and their partners to embed preparing for adulthood from the earliest years. They work to ensure that young people with SEND achieve paid employment, independent living, housing options, good health, friendships, relationships and community inclusion.

Link: https://www.preparingforadulthood.org.uk

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