We are delighted to be working with local teachers and educators across Northamptonshire as part of the #EducatingNorthants programme which was launched with an inspirational day of professional development at the University of Northampton’s Waterside campus.
Northampton College is keen to reach out to schools to help them to understand more about the wide range of technical, professional and apprenticeship options available for school-leavers. By working together, we can make sure that all our young people and their parents are fully-informed about exciting career pathways.
There are several ways in which we can support schools and inspire your students, preparing them for their next steps:
De-mystifying further education
We can help you to broaden your knowledge of post-16 options, putting you in a better position to advise your students and their parents. You can find out:
- How apprenticeships are available up to degree-level and enable young people to earn a wage while they learn
- How work placements form an integral part of college study programmes
- How professional and technical Level 3 qualifications are often preferred by universities as alternatives to A Levels
- How the new T Levels will work
- How students can continue into higher education, remain at college and save money.
Our Futures careers advisers are available to provide advice and guidance within the local community including as part of visits to schools. They will be happy to discuss how they can support your careers education and guidance programme, by attending a careers fair, delivering an assembly or workshop, or arranging a taster day for your students.
Ignite the Spark
Our ‘Ignite the Spark’ initiative offers local secondary schools the opportunity to participate in a series of exciting activities to support the teaching of STEM subjects.
One-day events planned for 2019 include:
- Masterclasses in science and maths led by the National Space Academy.
- A Construction Engineering Festival which will provide local schools with the opportunity to participate in challenges and interactive workshops, led by TeenTech.
- Hands-on workshops to introduce students to a range of tech and digital careers across broadcast media.
- The Big Rig challenge which involves pupils competing against other local secondary schools to install a solar-powered water system on a large scaffold system.