Raising the Participation Age
All young people are required to continue in education or training until their 18th birthday. This does not have to mean staying in school. Students can choose to study or train in any of the following ways:
Careers Leader – Mrs Foley – Assistant Headteacher
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At Bedford Free School, we take careers, employability and enterprise seriously to ensure that every pupil has all the information required to help them access their chosen future path.
Please click here to find out more about the Careers Curriculum at Bedford Free School.
If you have any feedback for the Careers, Employability and Enterprise area of the site, please email email@example.com
Labour Market Information for All (LMI)
LMI for All is an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions. Click to pick a job (below) and type in the job you are interested in, this then gives you up to date labour market information about that job. There are three cards so you can compare your career choices.
The portal makes data available and encourages open use by applications and websites that can bring the data to life for a range of audiences. This is an open data project, which is supporting the wider government agenda to encourage use and re-use of government
Bedford Borough create a quarterly Labour Market report, please click here for April 2018 Bedford LMI Quarterly Report – April 2018
BFS has joined the Enterprise Advisor network, which is delivered by SEMLEP in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise Company. Through this we hope to soon have a dedicated Enterprise Advisor who works with us to help develop our Careers and Enterprise provision.
If you are an Employer and would like to join our network, please email;
Employers can support us by;
Local apprenticeship providers
Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you’ll:
Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.
|Name||Level||Equivalent educational level|
|Higher||4,5,6 and 7||Foundation degree and above|
|Degree||6 and 7||Bachelor’s or master’s degree|
One of the best ways to support your child, is to have regular conversations with them and discuss their aspirations for the future. Sometimes the choices and options available can feel bewildering and overwhelming, but a conversation allows you to work together to identify some options.
The information on Labour Market Information in our Curriculum page is a good place to start.
Additionally you can refer to:
Useful career links