Careers information for parents / carers
What support is there to help my child prepare for the future?
Preparation starts early – we begin teaching our students about the world of work in our primary classes.
From year 9 onwards in each annual review meeting there is a focus on preparing for adulthood. Targets may be added to your childs EHC plan that will help them to achieve steps towards preparing for future post 16 options.
When your son/daughter leaves Bankview, this may be after year 11,12,13 or 14 they are likely to have some or all of the following options available to them depending on their ability, independence and support needs:
- 6th form. A list of 6th forms can be found here: 6th form List and specialist colleges here Independent Specialist Colleges
- Apprenticeship– An apprenticeship is a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training and study, letting you ‘earn while you learn’. Apprenticeships are available across a range of areas. Further information can be found here.
- Traineeship– Usually a 6 month programme made up of extended work experience working towards qualifications. A traineeship will normally lead to an apprenticeship or work.
- Supported Internship– Supported Internships are a study programme for learners with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Learners will have a work placement and complete relevant qualifications alongside their placement.
- Employment – open, supported or voluntary.
- Social Care options – community based day activities – this could include day centres, part-time college, social firms, community leisure or sport/fitness activities and supported living/specialist residential care for those who are eligible for services.
Useful websites and contacts
- Liverpool local offer website provides information for children and young people up to the age of 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) their parents or carers – all in one place. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and control over what support is right for you or your child.
- For resources and support you can visit the Preparing for Adulthood website
Liverpool local offer website provides information for children and young people up to the age of 25 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) their parents or carers – all in one place. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and control over what support is right for you or your child.
For resources and support you can visit the Preparing for Adulthood website
You can contact a qualified Careers Advisor via text / phone or webchat to discuss careers, courses and finding a job
Bank View also has our independent careers Advisor, Neil he can be contacted by phone on 07568 547 480 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Children and young people with SEND and their families may be entitled to additional financial support. The government offers advice on financial help for children and young people on the Learner Support Helpline (0800 121 8989)