Career Guidance

Information, Advice and Guidance

Carlisle College is committed to providing free, impartial, high quality Information, Advice and Guidance that enables learners and potential learners to make well informed decisions, plans and manage their progression through learning and employment.

How can we help?

Our Student Services team working with tutors can provide you with pre-entry information and advice on courses and entry requirements and information on funding available to help you in choosing the best course or level for your individual needs and future plans.

We have trained and experienced Career Advisers who can:

  • Provide careers planning information, advice and guidance
  • Support learners with researching University options and applying through UCAS
  • Support and provide advice on job search, application forms, CV, Labour Market Information and further courses, apprenticeships, voluntary work, work experience and employment.
  • Access to careers resources for career research

Parents/Carers are also welcome to contact Carlisle College about the support available for their child and in exploring possible progression opportunities.

The Carlisle College Careers Education, Guidance and Skills Policy can be viewed here

Our courses are designed to give you every opportunity to pursue your dream career. Our aim at Carlisle College is to give you the skills, knowledge and life experience to be able to follow your passion into your chosen career.

Throughout your time at Carlisle College we’ll work with you so that you’re confident about your chosen career route and we’ll give you every opportunity to achieve your aspirations. You’ll be given numerous opportunities to help you get on the right career path and benefit from our extensive links with leading local employers with:

  • Work placements
  • Live projects and briefs with employers
  • Mock interviews
  • Talks from employers
  • Progression opportunities including Apprenticeships and Higher Education

The Carlisle College Careers Programme can be viewed here

The Careers Lead for Carlisle College is John Simpson who can be contacted on 01228 822890 or email jsimpson@carlisle.ac.uk

Useful Links

National Careers Service - Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Inspira - a career management and personal development organisation to help young people and adults to reach their potential in life and work https://www.inspira.org.uk/

Apprenticeships - Find out what it’s like to be an apprentice – the opportunities, benefits and just how far an apprenticeship can take you in the future. https://www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships

Hello Future which supports young people across Cumbria to progress to higher education and realise their potential https://www.hellofuture.ac.uk/

UCAS - connecting people to University with an application service https://www.ucas.com/

Cumbria Intelligence Observatory for local labour market information outlined in the latest Labour Market Briefing https://www.cumbriaobservatory.org.uk/economy-employment/economy-employment-further-information/

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