Services for schools 

The Government’s expectation is that schools and colleges will begin to work towards the Gatsby benchmarks. There are 8 benchmarks which constitute ‘good practice’ in career guidance for schools and colleges,  they are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each student
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

Uxbridge College is now offering a range of new services to schools for students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13. The College offer can be linked to the Gatsby Benchmarks as well as support the school to meet their commitment to the Technical and Further Education Bill's  amendment passed in the House of Lords in February 2017 by Lord Baker.

We provide support to learners to progress from schools to further education and apprenticeships. We encourage awareness of the many career opportunities available to young people and the vocational or academic qualification route they may need to take to succeed in their chosen career.

College staff can assist and work with schools to:  IMG 0174
• Provide vocational advice and guidance
• Collaborate during Careers Events and Parents’ Evenings
• Arrange visits to college for individual learners and/or groups
• Organise workshops at the College or in your school for specific subject areas allowing students to get ‘hands on’ experience
• Work with young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Parents Evening and Careers fair - Our staff can attend Parents Evenings, Careers Fairs and Year 11 options evenings in your school, to offer advice and guidance to learners, their parents and guardians.

Tour for learners and teachers - Uxbridge College Shiela teamOur staff are on hand to offer bespoke tours of the College to your staff, learners and their parents. This often helps learners to get a feel for how studying in a college might be like and we will help you advise your learners appropriately.

Taster days - We hold taster days throughout the year to engage learners. Taster days can be a half or full day depending on your school timetable and requirements, and most subject areas are available.   

Presentation and talks – Our industry experienced staff can come MicrosoftTeams image 2 003into your school and deliver informative presentations to teachers, learners and their parents/ guardians. We understand time can be an issue so we can also deliver presentations at a time and place that suits you.

CPD for teachers - Throughout the year our staff host a range of events for teachers andUxbridge College Shiela team careers advisers. These events are a great opportunity to visit the College, view facilities and hear from vocational teaching teams on the options available to young people.
Our Senior Leadership Team is also available to deliver sessions on new policy developments in education, such as T Levels, Institute of Technology, SEND etc.

West London Institute of Technology (WLIoT)

West London Institute of Technology (WLIoT) is part of Harrow, Richmond & Uxbridge Colleges (HRUC) and offers high-level technical qualifications through Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND qualifications in the Business, Construction & The Built Environment, Digital/IT, Engineering and Travel sectors. WLIoT offers flexible, prestigious and affordable education options with higher technical qualifications and apprenticeships that can fit around your needs, whether you are starting out on your higher education journey at 18, or taking a new direction later in life. West London IoT will provide you with the skills that employers need, through high-quality training, industry-expert teachers, and access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

Our qualifications are developed with respected industry partners, which means plenty of opportunities for you to meet employers and reassurance that the skills you are learning are relevant to the job market. Our partners include Heathrow Airport Ltd, Brunel University, West London Business, Fujitsu and FourSails partnership. West London IoT is a unique and alternative option to going straight to university and a great platform to gain a qualification and develop your skills for future employment opportunities.

Our WLIoT Team can offer Post 18 option workshops as well as STEM & Green Technology tasters and careers workshops.

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If you would like further information on how Uxbridge College can work with your school, please contact Ciara Hughes via email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.