Careers Education & Guidance

Careers Curriculum and Useful Websites
Here at Woolston College,  careers and work skills are very much woven into the curriculum. All of our courses develop work skills alongside independent living skills and functional application of Maths and English.

All students further develop their work skills in the Duke of Edinburgh program in activities such as garden renovation, fundraising for local charities, community projects and grounds maintenance.


In Years 12-14, all students complete careers based units of work to fine tune their employability skills. Units include:

  • Pathways 1& 2: Recognising centre staff and the jobs they do, recognising work areas in the wider community

  • Pathway 3: Preparing for a work placement, applying for jobs and courses, skills for gaining employment, preparing for and taking part in an interview, employment skills 

In addition to this, students follow the Skills Builder Accelerator Programme, which focusses on 8 essential skills. These are:
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Creativity
  • Staying Positive
  • Aiming High
  • Leadership
  • Team Work
Each skill is broken into sixteen steps across four main stages. Based on student's current skill level, we can start at any of these stages or choose a specific step to focus on. As a college, we have decided to focus on Listening, Team work and Aiming High for the Autumn 2023 term. 
Useful Links
The links below provide targeted information regarding careers, post 19 providers and Woolston 6th Form's offer. 
Meet the Team
Vickie Whitehead

Careers Lead

Louise Messham

SLT Careers