CIAG Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

SWRAC is committed to equip learners with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to enhance their employability profile and prepare them for their next steps. Through a broad and balanced programme, learners will be able to embed key employability skills and make them an asset to employers. Learners will be supported across SWRAC’s programmes, centres and CIAG service to allow them to follow their individual paths and secure their progression into employment or further training.

SWRAC will ensure that each student is offered the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to begin their career journey through receiving personal career guidance along with access to all teaching and learning strategies irrespective of gender, race, and ability.

As set out in the Baker Clause, we will give all our learners the opportunity to have access to education, apprenticeships and training providers ensuring they have the best impartial advice for their future aspirations.

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What is Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

Information – facts which are given or that you learn, e.g., a college prospectus gives you information about what courses the college offers.

 

Advice – an opinion or a suggestion about what you should do in a particular situation, e.g. if you say you want to be a hairdresser you might be told that you could go to college or do an apprenticeship and the person offering advice might tell you what they think would be best for you.  

 

Guidance – a confidential discussion and exploration of your ideas, skills, abilities, interests, motivations, etc with a qualified practitioner (level 4 or 6 in IAG) who supports you to weigh up your options, do the reality checking, and take ownership of the decisions that you make. Guidance is not about telling the person what they should do or even protecting them from poor decisions but working through their ideas. Hence it takes time.

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