UCAS & Careers Advice
Help with filling in UCAS/University applications and independent careers advice are just two aspects of the support on offer to students at Brampton College. If a student needs information about a particular degree or university, our careers advisers can help them with their research. Similarly, if a student wants to know about different routes into a profession, the careers advisers can help with the best approach. The college uses Google Classroom, with a comprehensive careers section.
Please see here for UCAS’s Parent Guide.
Qualified Higher Education Advisers
Our careers advisors are highly qualified ‘higher education advisers’, trained with post graduate qualifications in careers guidance and to a much higher level than most schools’ standard careers advisers. They are also registered with the Career Development Institute. Their qualifications mean that in addition to being able to advise on all progression routes for students of different levels, looking at subject choices and pathways into different careers, they also have:
- Specialised knowledge of how to manage UCAS applications, writing personal statements and academic references.
- Specialised knowledge of different academic courses and their entry requirements e.g. for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary and Oxbridge.
- An understanding of how to approach applications for overseas universities, and applications that include extenuating circumstances.
We ensure that our advisers are able to respond to students in the way that makes them feel most comfortable, be it face to face or via email. They are available four days a week in the Autumn and Spring terms, and students can book appointments as often as they like.
They follow the professional ethics of the Careers Development Institute, which includes making the student’s career agenda a priority, as well as adhering to safeguarding, confidentiality and impartiality.
Our careers advisers have experience in discussing a number of career paths with our students. These typically include: Architecture, Art and Design, Banking, Business, Classical Civilisation, Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, Optometry, Philosophy and Politics, Photography, Sociology, STEM careers, Theology.
UCAS and Overseas Universities
Students in their last year at Brampton College make university applications, and the vast majority of these are through UCAS for UK universities. We believe that all students should leave Brampton College confident that they have a progression route that suits them, including those considering a gap year or alternative to university. We are proud of our proven track record, which shows that the majority of our students obtain and go on to take up a place at their chosen university.
All students are supported by our career advisers at every step of their journey with us, with a comprehensive programme of appointments and talks.