Student progression

During your time at college, you may need some help with planning your future, whether that’s completing an application for university, finding a part-time job or researching a gap year.

The college has two Careers and Progression Advisers who work with students, offering:

  • Confidential careers guidance appointments
  • Help with applying to higher education
  • Advice on funding for higher education
  • Advice on college applications and apprenticeships
  • Support with finding work and applying for jobs
  • Support with writing CVs and covering letters.

We also have a range of higher education courses that Level 3 students can progress to.

Contact the Careers Advice Team

Our Careers and Progression Advisers can be contacted directly or students can book an appointment via their Curriculum Support Tutors. Paul Kelly is based at the English and Welsh Bridge campuses and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Sarah Boot is based at London Road Campus and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01743 342661.

Careers Information

You will find the following useful careers resources at the college:

  • A careers library based in the Learning Resource Centres at Welsh Bridge and London Road campuses
  • Unifrog is an online careers package that includes access to thousands of free university MOOCS to support their academic development and progression to university. If you are looking for some career ideas to match your personality, you could go to and try the Buzz Quiz
  • Our website also has a career-matching area
  • Moodle hosts careers pages in the Life After College section of Student Zone
  • The college has Matrix accreditation for our Information, Advice & Guidance service
  • Post 16 Options Roadshows which are an opportunity for students to explore career options and receive advice from all the major local providers of education and training.

If we are not available to help ….

This service is for current and former students, as well as applicants. Members of the public may refer to the National Careers Service which provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

Careers Programme

We are currently updating the careers programme which will include details of how pupils, parents, teachers and employers can access it and how the college measures and assesses its impact.