Careers and Work Related Learning

Ms Nicola Bennett coordinates the Careers and Work Related Learning Programme at Clyst Vale. You can contact her by emailing 

Parental advice

The following sites have parental information included but the following site is designed just for parents and gives advice on guiding your child through their career journey.

Information for students and families about financial support in Post 16 Education

Your choices at Post 16 may impact on what level of financial support you and your family is entitled to.  For more information, see the Department for Work and Pension (DWP) website:

(What am I) Entitled To : this website allows you to input your details, and then calculates what support you are entitled to.

16-19 Education: Financial Support : a document that sets out some of the financial support available to 16-19 year olds in further education.

Career Pilot

Students use Career Pilot form year 8 and the Parent Zone will give you specific advice about how to guide your child at different times- choices at 14, 16 and 18 as well as up to date information on different career routes.

Apprenticeship advice for parents

The government have produced a very useful guide to apprenticeships and the process of application.

If you would like more detailed information please see the ‘Amazing Apprenticeships’ parents’ pack, downloadable from the following link:

Information about Apprenticeships 2021 – National Apprenticeship Show and SW Virtual Apprenticeship Expo

Apprenticeship Information- Students & Parent Feb 2021

The link below takes you to Mrs Bennett’s letter about Next Steps, sent to Y11 students and parents in January 2021:

Next Steps letter from N Bennett January 2021

Pages 2 and 3 are full of useful information and links about:

  • Careers Guidance
  • Applications
  • Apprenticeships

Please find below a link to a document containing some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, about applying to study at Exeter College:

Frequently Asked Questions – Exeter College (Jan 2021)

Since 2015 young people are required to remain in some form of education or training up to the age of 18. Our Independent Careers Adviser, Angie Kibble, is in school on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She will be working with students in Years 11, 12, and 13 to help them look at all their options, including courses at 6th form or college, apprenticeships, and degree courses.

To request an appointment students can either ask their tutors, email , or telephone 01392 461407 extension 245.

Click here to download a flow diagram that shows how to get a placement

Click here to download Work Experience forms 1 and 2


Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance at CVCC

Online Careers Resources for Students

Online Careers Resources for Parents