Careers Programme

A young person’s career is their pathway through learning and work. We have a programme of activities to help them make choices that are right for them and to be able to manage their careers throughout their lives. We provide our students with access to careers information and guidance.

Careers Adviser – Marlene Holder, marlene.holder@camden.gov.uk
Work Experience Coordinator – Sam Conley, sam.conley@wac.co.uk

Objectives
The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of students at Wac Arts College. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.

Students are entitled to careers education and guidance that meets professional standards of practice and is person-centred, impartial and confidential. It will beintegrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum and based on a partnership with students and their parents or carers. The programme will promote equality of opportunity, inclusion and anti-racism.

Careers Curriculum
The careers programme includes careers education sessions, career guidance activities (group work and individual interviews), information and research activities, work-related learning, work experience opportunities and individual learning planning/portfolio activities. Other focused events, e.g. a Higher Education Fair are provided from time to time. Work experience preparation and follow-up take place in appropriate parts of the curriculum.
Students are actively involved in the planning, delivery and evaluation of activities.

Partnerships
An annual Partnership Agreement is negotiated between the school and the local Connexions Service which identifies the contributions to the programme that each will make.