Health Access Course Progression and Further Information Adviser Name: Donna Cornell Email: [email protected] Phone: 07469147585 Housekeeping The National Careers Service Telephone 0800 100 900
Website www.direct.gov.uk/nationalcareersservice Face to face One-to-one or group workshops with a Careers Adviser, available to adults aged 19+ (or 18 if a Jobcentre customer) Our Customer Charter Our Services include... Advice and guidance to explore your career options, aspirations and progression, the local job market, CV development, job search, course search, funding advice, identifying your
transferable skills, using career tools and opening a Lifelong Learning Account. We will... Our professional, qualified Careers Advisers will treat you as a unique and talented individual and support you to make effective decisions about your career, work and learning. We ask... That you keep appointments, share information, are open to ideas and follow up on any actions you agree with your Adviser. Further information... Your personal information is protected in line with the Data Protection Act. Your opinion matters. We may contact you in future to gain feedback on our service.
Our impartial service is freely available to all adults living or working in England. If you would like information in an alternative format, please ask your Adviser. Ask your Adviser for a copy of our Compliments and Complaints Procedure. Workshop Aims Identify the dos and donts for UCAS application forms Access key labour market information in relation to your chosen pathway Consider the benefits of volunteering to improve employment prospects
UCAS Applications - The Facts This is a formal application There are 4000 characters and 47 lines limit Paragraphs are important Write it in Word and then cut and paste into Apply (UCAS Application System) Spelling, punctuation and grammar need to be perfect Plagiarism Detection System they will know!! UCAS Applications - Dos and Donts Avoid over used clichs - I have a thirst for
knowledge Avoid random lists e.g. books youve read, positions youve heldits not what youve done, its what you think about or learned from it that counts Dont make sweeping statements without providing specific examples my experiences are vast Dont over use passion or passionate demonstrate this through your examples Dont pitch to a particular university
UCAS Applications - Dos and Donts Do discuss relevant skills, experience and achievements Consider using the STAR technique when providing examples Do demonstrate an insight into your chosen profession e.g. recent developments in the Government Policy Do demonstrate a clear sense of purpose career aims and objectives
Access to HE students Source: The Access to Higher Education Diploma KEY STATISTICS 2014-15, QAA 2016 The HE disciplines most studied by students with an Access to HE Diploma Source: The Access to Higher Education Diploma KEY STATISTICS 2014-15, QAA 2016
Its time for a quiz Health and Social Care 1) How many nursing vacancies were advertised in 2016? 2) Which roles come under the heading Allied Health Professionals 3) What percentage of Adult Nursing students were in work, 6 months after graduating? Answers Health Quiz 1) How many nursing and midwifery vacancies were advertised in
2016? 6,673 (source:Labour Insight Burning Glass Technologies - vacancies advertised online) The majority of nurses work for the NHS. Nurses are also employed by social care providers and can work in other settings such as prisons, schools, general practice 2) Which roles come under the heading Allied Health Professionals Examples include - Art Therapist, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Paramedic, Physiotherapist There are over 300 job roles across the NHS see the NHS Health Careers website (https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk) 3) What percentage of Adult Nursing students were in work, 6
months after graduating? Nearly 100% of graduates from Northumbria Universitys Adult Nursing Programme were working as nursing or midwifery professionals within 6 months of graduating (Unistats, 2017) Jobs in Profile Care Workers and Home Carers sector for growth. Variety of jobs available:
Emergency Care Assistant Critical Care Assistant Palliative Care Assistant Care Home Advocate Social Work Assistant
Residential Support Worker Care Assistant Maternity Support Worker And many more. Jobs in Profile Maternity Support Worker assist midwives to provide care to women and their babies, before, during and after child birth. Entry requirements differ by trust but in general employers ask for: a good standard of general
education, for example GCSEs (A-C) including English and maths and relevant paid or voluntary experience in a hospital, or with families and young children in a health or social care setting - (National Careers Service website) Volunteering Why volunteer? In your groups list as many benefits as you can think of.
Volunteering Benefits You can find out more about a career that you are considering seeing what the job entails, finding out if it suits you or not Helps you to refresh your knowledge and skills, or to learn new skills Builds your confidence Help you build networks and meet new people Can give you a routine and a good reason to get out of the house Gives you experience to add to your CV and helps with job applications and interviews Allows you to get involved in something you are passionate about
Helps you to demonstrate transferable skills. Shows that you are self-motivated Allows you to contribute to your community; to give something back You can get a reference from the organisation youre volunteering with Further Information - Volunteering Useful Websites: www.do-it.org.uk/ www.vonne.org.uk/home/ www.cavos.org.uk/
www.volunteering.org.uk http://www.reachskills.org.uk/ http://www.csv-rsvp.org.uk/site/home.htm East Durham: http://www.eastdurhamtrust.org.uk/ http://www.volunteerhartlepool.org.uk/ Further Information Graduate Information: What do graduates do? https://www.hecsu.ac.uk/current_projects_what_do_graduates_do.htm
What can I do with my degree? https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree Unistats - comparing higher education courses https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/ Job Profiles National Careers Service job profiles https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/home Review of Workshop Aims Identify the dos and donts for UCAS application forms Access key labour market information in relation to
your chosen pathway Consider the benefits of volunteering to improve employment prospects
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