Blackwater
Integrated College

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Oct 26 - 30 2020

October Half-Term Holiday

Dec 18 2020 - Jan 04 2021

Christmas Holidays

Feb 15 - 19 2021

February Half -Term Holiday

Mar 17 2021

Holiday

Mar 26 2021 - Apr 09 2021

Easter Holidays

May 03 2021

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Careers & Employability

CAREERS PROVISION

Career education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) is an essential part of the school curriculum. Through their learning, students develop their skills and knowledge of the world around them and, with the help of CEIAG, can access up-to-date information in relation to their interests which can help them make informed decisions about possible career opportunities.

The CEIAG programme ensures that all students are made aware of ‘Career Pathways’ from each subject. Through class work and guest speakers, students are shown how each subject can lead to a wide range of jobs in the future. Each student also studies ‘Employability’ through ‘Learning for Life and Work’. Before making their KS4 choices, year 10 students and their parents meet with staff individually to discuss their options based on their interests. The Careers Advisor from the Careers Service is also on hand for support at this stage.

In KS4, as students work towards achieving their first formal qualifications, they will engage in a variety of activities to enhance their career options – for example, they go out on work experience, attend Careers Fairs and develop a portfolio of personal information in relation to their achievements.

Past students have gone on to schools, colleges and work throughout Northern Ireland and beyond. The role of CEIAG is to ensure that we match their skills and interests to the right career choices for their future success. Some of our past students are highlighted in the Student Profile section CLICK HERE