Careers and UCAS

If you are unsure about the future or just want to be better informed about what is out there for young people either with jobs, apprenticeships or university, our Careers team can offer you an individual appointment to support you in a number of ways, from your UCAS application, to CV building, help you with job searching skills or just helping you to get a better understand your future pathway options. The Careers team can be contacted for more information via

For more information on Careers and UCAS please refer to the guides below.

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Higher Education Fair 26 April 2018 5.00-7.00pm

We will be holding our 2018 Higher Education Event on Thursday 26 April.  There will over 60 Universities and Specialist Providers attending.  Presentations will be held throughout the evening.  Please see full programme from last year's event for further information:

Higher Education Fair Programme 2017


Presentation: 'All you need to know about Applying to Higher Education & Student Finance'

Preparation for the Fair and useful questions to ask can be found on the following Link:


Apprenticeship Presentation Session 24 November 2016


Strode college presentation Amazing Apprenticeships.pptx 

Apprenticeships for sixth form leavers - NP 24 Nov.pptx


Alternative to Higher Education Fair - 15  March 2018

For an idea of this event please see 2017 programme of Event and Providers:

Alternative to Higher Education Programme of Event and Providers


On Thursday 9th November Strode’s College welcomed Melvin Kamau from the Department of Education to provide a talk to both students and parents on Student Finance.  His presentation provided the facts and allowed both students and parents to bring their questions, concerns and queries on what can be a perplexing yet important subject matter.  Students and parents commented on how helpful the session was for their future understanding.

Details for parents finance session CM.pptx

Leaflets with the full and comprehensive information are available in the careers office.  Student Finance will open around February/March 2018 for students who are apply for University in 2018, but to find out about the application process  go to the student finance site: where you can find out how to apply and alos there is a useful student finance calculator tool.

Step into Work Programme


The Step into Work Programme has been designed to support Level 3, Year 1 students moving into Year 2 who want to progress into work or training (such as an apprenticeship) rather than into Higher Education, immediately on leaving college. Students have been asked to apply for this programme by completing a short application form and if successful, will move to a new Core Studies group. This group will follow both Step into Work and key aspects of the regular Core Studies programme and will include career guidance sessions, mentoring and employer partnership options, workshops and masterclasses over the coming year. Although this programme has a work-based focus, it will not preclude students applying to UCAS at a later date and this will continue to be supported if required. 

To download the programme booklet, please click here.