Core Offer for Every Pupil

Students at Mossbourne Victoria  Park Academy engage in a programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) from Year 7 up to Year 11. They have access to a range of resources and opportunities and dedicated staff are available to support them. The table below outlines the core activities offered to every student to support their Careers Education and form part of the academy’s stable careers programme.

Year 7

  • Money Management – PSHCE Day
  • National Careers Week – Personal Development Workshop – Identifying Career Goal
  • Careers Lesson
  • Careers Assembly

Year 8

  • National Careers Week – Employers Panel with Q&A Session
  • Options Evening
  • Careers Lesson
  • Careers Assembly

Year 9

  • Employer workshops
  • National Careers Week – Information on post-16 & post-18 pathways
  • Careers Lesson
  • Careers Assembly

Year 10

  • National Careers Week – Employer Carousel
  • Careers Assembly – post-16 & post-18 pathways
  • Careers Lesson

Year 11

  • One to One careers interview/application support
  • Various talks from employers and colleges/universities
  • PSHCE Day – Employability & Careers
  • Personal Statement & Application Surgeries
  • Careers Carousel
  • Careers Assembly



Careers Information Advice & Guidance

How can parents or carers support with CEIAG?

We encourage you as parents and carers, to support your child in making decisions about their future choices.  Please use the hyperlinks to the websites that we frequently use with students.

The Government has a number of public measures on careers education in schools.  These are called the “Gatsby Benchmarks”.  To find out more click here :-

Looking for a range of Post 16 providers?  Use the following links to find the most suitable opportunities :-

To find out more about a specific job use these links to explore job profiles.  If you are not sure about choosing a career pathway use a careers diagnostic test which you will also find on these sites:-

National Careers Service


Here are some frequently used acronyms, keep them in mind while investigating careers OCN Open College Network. OCR Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations.
Sixth Form – The term ‘sixth form’ describes the final two years of school referred to as Years 12 and 13
Sixth Form College – A college for pupils in their final years of secondary education, starting at the age of 16
Further Educational College – The general further education colleges in England, which provide high-quality technical and professional education and training for young people, adults and employers
Apprenticeship – An apprenticeship allows you to combine paid work and study by combining on-the-job training with classroom learning
Internship – The position of a student, or a trainee, who works in an organisation, sometimes without pay, in order to gain work experience or satisfy requirements for a qualification
Supported Internship – A Supported Internship enables young people aged 16 – 24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace
Entry Level 1-3 Courses – Provide basic knowledge and skills ability to apply learning in everyday situations and may not be geared towards specific occupations
Level 1 – GCSE grades 1-3, BTEC Introductory Diploma
Level 2 – GCSE grades 4-9, BTEC First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, City & Guilds Level 2
Level 3 – A Levels, Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary/Extended Diploma/NVQ Level 3
GCSE  – GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. The qualification is highly valued by schools, colleges and employers, so will be useful whatever you are planning to do afterwards
BTEC – BTEC qualifications are specialist work-related qualifications, combining practical learning with subject and theory content
CACHE – CACHE qualifications are qualifications awarded by the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education
A Levels – A (Advanced) level qualification focus on traditional and academic study skills. They normally take two years to complete, full-time, and are largely assessed by examinations at the end of the two year course
Post 16 Options – Choices about Employment or training after completing Year 11
STEAM – STEAM fields are science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, or applied mathematics. STEAM is designed to integrate STEM subjects into various relevant education disciplines.

Statutory Information:
Here you can find links to our provider access policy and careers strategy