Lots of colleges offer employability programmes. But only West Herts College gives you GAP.
GAP is all about unlocking your potential. You’ll learn what career you want and how to get there. You’ll get in front of the right people. You’ll find out what motivates you. And you’ll take time off to do the things you love (hey, everyone needs a bit of downtime).
Most of all, you’ll build the confidence and self-belief to get where you want to go.
GAP includes all our student enrichment and employability programmes. It's split into four main categories:
As part of the Careers Programme the College will provide students with access to independent and employer-led CEIAG.
Throughout the programme each year there will be at least two encounters for this activity. To discuss these opportunities providers should contact the Careers Leads, as listed on the College’s website.
Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature with the College. Literature should be addressed to the Head of Careers Education.
Approved by Date
College Leadership Group November 2022
To provide individuals with transparent information regarding CEIAG services and course-based support at induction and at timely intervals throughout the academic year
To ensure individuals understand the range of career routes open to them and how to access the information they need to make informed choices
To promote information that is inclusive, recognises and promotes equality and diversity, challenges stereotypes and is sensitive to faith, culture and background in line with Equality Action (2010)
To provide a clear focus on the development of employability skills as well as experience and qualifications, including opportunities for developing entrepreneurial skills for self-employment
To work with independent careers organisations to provide external CEIAG to students and to provide input into the national requirement for services measured against the Gatsby Benchmarks
To enable students to identify their skills, qualities and goals, and to develop a planned progression route
To provide students with access to knowledge and skills development via the College’s Bravura activities in line with their intended destinations (industry masterclasses; on-the-job training, industry placements, internships, supported internships, site visits, UCAS events, university visits, volunteering, subject knowledge extension, English and Maths)
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GAP is the gateway to an unstoppable career. It’s run alongside every course and tailored to you. Check out our courses and know that with GAP to back it up, you’ve got big opportunities ahead.