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Careers, Information, Advice & Guidance

Our Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Service offers a client-centred, confidential, impartial and accessible service, delivered by professionally qualified staff. The Centre serves clients of all ages and meets the needs of both our learners and the wider community. All the advice, guidance and help that we offer is available not only to students at Kingston College, but also to prospective students and the general public. The team is also available to book appointments most days during the holiday periods.

Kingston College holds Open Events throughout the year; at these events, you will have the opportunity to meet tutors from all course areas, student representatives and the Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance Team, available to answer any questions you may have.

 

How we can help

 Our Level 7 Qualified Advisers are here to help you whether you studying level one or  level 6
 Career Planning - advice to help you make those vital decisions about steps to take on the road to where you deserve to be. Whether that is guidance on which courses you might take or alternative for those who want to make a change, we can give you all the help and information you may need. 

Jobs/Employability - whether you are looking for a part-time job to help your finances while you are studying, or a full-time job using your qualifications, we can support you into employment, including helping you with building your c.v. and how to present yourself to future employers, both at initial contact and through to interview stage. We keep a current job list which is updated fortnightly so it is always worth dropping in to find out what is going on.

UCAS - when you have made that decision to go on to university, which one? How do you decide? How do the courses compare? There are many questions that need addressing for this crucial stage, and our team is here to point you in the right direction. The advice available covers everything you need to know about Higher education and UCAS  and how to write a good Personal Statement, timelines for applications, and information on University Open Days and HE Fairs. Student Finance - help is available is the form of grants and loans.  This is a tricky path and the  IAG with the Careers team can help you find your way. Further advice is also available on ucas.com.

Volunteering and Gap Years - We can help you with opportunities for volunteering within the community. Your interests and activities outside College are an important part of your c.v. - as is work experience. Or maybe you are looking to take a gap year and use the time to volunteer on overseas projects? We can give you essential advice on planning your gap year, and doing it safely.

Careers Programme Calendar - You will have a range of careers and employability opportunities throughout the year through one to one guidance interviews, group sessions, drop-in sessions, and progression events. Please see an overview listed below.

STCG Career Programme Calendar

Opening Hours

The Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance team is located in the Student Services Centre on the ground floor of the Kingston Hall Road site. The team is available to all students on a 'drop in' basis Monday to Friday:

'Drop In' Times:  

Monday-Friday, 12.30 .2.30pm

 

Alternatively you can book by phone on 02082682555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Last appointments are usually at 4pm.

Careers Advice is available across all sites by appointment

Appointments times must be pre-booked.

Appointment Times:

Monday 9am-5pm
Tuesday 9am-5pm
Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 9am-5pm
Friday 9am-4.30pm

Parents/Carers

Parents /Carers are welcome to contact the careers service and attend meetings if this is appropriate.

Below are some links to student information that is being provided and Student finance information regarding the part parents and guardians play in supporting their children through Higher Education.

ucas.com/student-finance-england/student-finance-guidance-parents-and-partners

 

Useful Links:  

apprenticeships.gov.uk

ucas.com

gov.uk/student-finance  

careerpilot.org.uk

 

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