From the minute students start on programme we start to plan and help them to think about what they would like to do when they leave us. The Transitions team are here to make this as smooth as possible.
Each week, students and trainees meet with their tutor or keyworker and talk about what they are achieving on programme. They will discuss what they would like to do when they leave and plan how they are going to achieve this. Some of the options may include;
- Further education
- Higher education
- Taking part in community activities
- Voluntary work
- Paid work
For younger learners, progress and options for the future are discussed during their annual review which parents/carers, careers advisors, social workers and other professionals are encouraged to attend.
Career Advice and Guidance
Young person on work placement
All students and trainees take part in regular careers sessions from specialist tutors who are supported by the Transitions Team. Progress is reviewed on a regular basis through reports, annual reviews and targets.
RNIB College Loughborough has been awarded Career Mark, the quality standard and framework for good practice in careers education, information, advice and guidance for young people. The achievement of Career Mark demonstrates a commitment to providing ongoing professional support and guidance to students regarding their career development.
The College will remain in contact with you for up to two years after leaving to provide on going advice and guidance if required.
Our Transitions Team have links with 100 employers across a wide range of sectors, which gives us plenty of opportunities to find suitable work placements for all of our students and adult trainees. The type of role and amount of time spent on work placement varies depending on students' goals and aspirations.
Support and Job Coaching
Both students and trainees are fully supported to attend their work placements. For our younger learners this support is provided by a learning assistant who will accompany them to the placement and provide support to carry out the tasks involved.
For adult trainees the College's Employment Placement Officer will attend work placements with trainees to ensure that all appropriate equipment is provided, trainees are familiar with the surrounds and that they fully understand their responsibilities.