Our Careers and Character Leader is Mrs Gresty and she is located in the Careers Hub on the first floor. Please contact or 711120 ext 291

The Littlehampton Academy is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 7 to 13.

TLA is undertaking the ‘Investor in Careers’ accreditation award which is a quality standard for the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) and is now the most widely used quality award of its kind recognised nationally across the country. The IiC standard is about improving students’ awareness of opportunities, raising their aspirations and working with them to ensure they achieve their full potential. We were issued with our Stage one ‘Commitment Certificate’  in March 2017 and achieved our Stage 2 ‘Intermediate Certificate’ in July 2017. Stage  3 ‘The Full Award’ will be completed by the end of the Summer Term 2018.

What we offer
A programme of Personal Development is available for every year group and the aim is to inspire students and to provide them with employability and lifelong learning skills to complement their qualifications. We promote communication, confidence, financial capability, initiative, organisation, problem solving, resilience and teamwork amongst other skills.

Year 7 - The focus is skills and qualities, future goals and dreams and how they link to jobs.

Year 8 - The focus is careers and how to explore job skills and research dream jobs, using online careers programme Fast Tomato.

Year 9 - The focus is future careers, qualifications required and also looking at gender and jobs.

Year 10 - Students will have a work experience week in March. Students will also have the opportunity to be interviewed by an employer.

Year 11 - Each student will have a 30 minute 1:1 interview with our Career Advisors to discuss their future plans along with preparing for job interviews, CV writing and completing job application forms. 

Year 12 & 13 - Students are supported by the Widening Participation Team, who offer support and advice to students and parents regarding the various university applications. Students will also have the chance to meet with apprenticeship organisations.

Please find some information on the following link Sussex at School, a careers website you may find useful.

TLA have close links with the University of Sussex, Chichester and Brighton. Information about widening participation can be found here

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