Lewisham Council - Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Our careers education, information, advice and guidance programme (CEIAG) is centrally coordinated and brokered to raise awareness of post–16 pathways within all Lewisham secondary schools. It sits within our Information, Advice and Guidance, Employability and Skills Framework.

The aim of the framework is to:

  • complement the existing Lewisham Apprenticeship Programme and established practice in Lewisham
  • develop the pathway as a real alternative to university and increase the number of young people in Lewisham taking up traineeships and apprenticeships
  • improve borough-wide awareness of post–16 employment pathways including traineeships and apprenticeships
  • provide access to traineeship and apprenticeship ambassadors for Lewisham schools; and
  • offer post–16 events, assemblies, one-to-one advice and guidance, parent’s evenings and employer talks.

The CEIAG programme uses fully trained careers guidance practitioners to deliver the Lewisham programme.

The programme offers:

  • one-to-one interviews and small group advice and guidance sessions
  • attendance at option evenings and parents evenings
  • action plans and an on-going programme of support targeted at young people identified at risk of not being in education, employment or training (NEET), or not making a post–16 transition
  • support with post–16 applications
  • in-school support on GCSE/results days
  • support for schools in their broader careers education activities
  • to facilitate school and borough-wide careers events, industry days, progression, apprenticeships or higher education (HE) events
  • employer talks, career fairs, motivational speakers, college and university visits, coaches and mentors.

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