News for students and parents

So we can keep you and our staff safe, we have stopped face to face contact and our careers advisers are now offering advice and support over the phone and online to students and their parents and carers.

We've launched our new Chat service ...

... offering you different ways to get in touch. We’ll support you to figure out your next steps, so whatever is on your mind, get information, advice, support and guidance via our Chat service. Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Thursday 9am to 8pm.

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Want to talk to a careers advisers from one of our centres?

  • Huddersfield - 01484 213855

  • Dewsbury - 01924 683911

  • Halifax - 01422 754300

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Latest information

  • The government has produced guidance on working safely W: www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-coronavirus-covid-19 - 18 May 2020

  • The National Careers Service is holding Live Q&As every Wednesday 6pm to 9pm on Twittersee also see its Facebook page - 30 April 2020

  • UCAS update - includes under 'Updates for students', information on applications and virtual open days - 1 April 2020

    UCAS has opened applications for students hoping to start university in 2021. You can explore subjects and location guides, attend a virtual open event and chat to a uni student - 22 May 2020

    Clearing Plus will offer a new personalised service to match undergraduate applicants without a place to relevant courses with vacancies - 12 May 2020

    See also Unitaster days supported by HELOA, the professional association of Higher Education staff - weekly university guidance webinars #UTDIAG - 28 April 2020

    Is a tech degree for me? - an open chat on 10 June, on the hour between 4pm and 7pm. Learn about digital careers and Tech Industry Gold degrees.  Science A levels NOT essential. Q&As with employers and past students. Book now - 22 May 2020

    Going into Y12 in September and hoping to study medicine or dentistry? - the UCAT practice tests are avaiable now. Currently UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) is not sure when the tests will run and expect testing to begin later than normal, for the latest information - 28 May 2020

    The Cambridge BMAT practice tests for biomedical courses are also available. Information about this and other Cambridge tests during the current crisis can be found on the website - 28 May 2020

  • Details on GCSE and A level exams and grades - from Ofqual the government's exam regulator. Decisions by Ofqual on how vocational, technical and other general qualifications are to be assessed are still being finalised -17 April 2020

  • See also the OCR exam board's brief guide  and this *Ofqual video explaining how exams will be marked - updated 2 June 2020
    *Taken a vocational, technical or general qualification in 2020? Use Ofqual's Qualification Explainer Tool to find out how it will be marked and your final grade will be worked out 

  • A level results will be available on Thursday 13 August - 16 April 2020
    GCSE results
    will be available on Thursday 20 August

  • Check out our Careers website and resources page - 21 April 2020

    Careers story and advice from Bejay, a 24 year old entrepreneur on the Careers & Enterprise Company Work It YouTube channel - 27 May 2020

  • BBC bitesize - daily lessons for primary, secondary and sixth form post 16 students - 20 April 2020

    Online Classroom - subject lessons for year groups from reception to Y10 from Oak National Academy -27 May 2020

    See also the government's Skills Toolkit - free online digital and numeracy courses - 28 April 2020

    The Open University is offering free short courses across a range of subjects for those of you who want to explorer subjects, do a short course and get evidence to show it - 5 May 2020

    MSE’s Academy of Money - new free course from the Open University and MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to give you the skills and knowledge to manage your finances - 28 May 2020

    Prince's Trust - New 4 June 2020
    Wellbeing sessions held over four weeks, explore how wellbeing is important in our lives, mental and physical health, money, positivity and positive relationships. Starts Thursday 11 June, 1pm to 2pm.
    Live, Learn and Earn sessions, which explore employability skills, communication, confidence, money management and general well-being. Starts Tuesday 16 June, 11am to 12noon/midday.
    Both are available to 16 to 30 year olds, living within Yorkshire and Humber. Please note it is NOT necessary to attend every session of either course. To find out more about joining, contact C&K Chat.

  • Askham Bryan College and the Prince's Trust is offering an eight week Confidence Skills qualification from entry level 3 up to Level 2 (GCSE grade 4 equivalent) for 16 to 18 year olds in Calderdale and Kirklees. Students will get a £30 bursary. Starts Monday 22 June - 12 May 2020

  • Fusion Housing's community learning is now online, courses cover a range of topics, including cooking, nutrition, and health and wellbeing. You must be 19 years or over, live in Kirklees, unemployed or working less than 16 hours a week to join a course.
    If you have a laptop,a tablet or a smart phone, and you want to join a course contact 01484 532280 E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see Fusion workshops and courses at the bottom of the Works Better page on the Fusion website - New 4 June 2020

  • Volunteers Week - 1 to 7 June, see Twitter:@vckirklees @tslkirklees Facebook @vkirklees @Thirdsectorleaderskirklees - New 4 June 2020

  • Amazing Apprenticeships 50 support activities for apprentices, training providers and employers. Amazing has also updated its ASK (Apprenticeship and Support and Knowledge) programme for schools and colleges - 28 April 2020

  • Current apprentices, employers and training providers - important information and advice from the government

  • Qube Work fit courses for people aged 19+ and claiming benefits interested in adult social care, digital skills, retail, team leading and warehousing. Register your interest or for more information E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 27 April 2020

  • Want to [re]boot your career? - online digital courses to boost your skills offered by Leeds Trinity University and West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. For anyone over 18, employed or furloughed and living in Calderdale, Kirklees, Bradford, Craven, Harrogate, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield or York - 19 May 2020

  • Need information, support and advice about coronavirus or other things you're worried about? - Updated 19 May 2020
 

Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
Huddersfield Careers Centre
24 High Street
Huddersfield
HD1 2LR

T: 01484 242000