“Pupils receive helpful advice about the different opportunities available to them at the end of key stage 4” (Ofsted 2019)

At William Edwards School, we understand the importance of Careers Education, Information and Guidance and pride ourselves on the quality of our provision offered to our students. For a summary of the provision by year group please click WES Careers Education.

We have a Careers Education Programme on offer to our students, which is delivered through a range of activities, events and agencies; with support from local businesses and a programme of visits to and by local colleges and universities, through which, we aim to raise the aspirations of all our students and help them to reach their career ambitions.

Mrs Debbie Doyle gives free Information, Advice and Guidance to all William Edwards students. If you would like to book and interview then students can see her in the 14 – 19 Careers Department. Parents are also welcome to attend with their child and do so by contacting Mrs Doyle at the school (Details below).

Careers Education, Information and Guidance at William Edwards aims to enable Students to:

  • Learn more about technical education qualifications and apprenticeship opportunities, as part of a career programme which informs students of the full range of education and training options available to them at each transition point.
  • Hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities of offer, for example, technical education and apprenticeships – this can be achieved through options evenings, assemblies, group discussions, and taster events.
  • Understand how to apply to the fully range of academic and technical coursed available to them.

Access requests

Any provider wishing to request access and to discuss possible attendance at relevant events should contact our Careers Leader/Assistant Headteacher, Mr T. Parker, details below:


Mr T. PARKER  (Assistant Headteacher)
01375 486000 Ext. 311 

Mrs D DOYLE (Careers Advisor)

OCR Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development
01375 486000 Ext. 311

Information for Yr11 2020/21

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T Levels are a new qualification choice that follow GCSEs and give students a head start towards the careers they want.  They will suit students who wish to start working towards a skilled occupation, prefer a practical approach to learning and want a predominately class-room-base course.  Drawing on features of the world’s best technical education systems, these 2-year courses have been designed in partnership with employers to ensure students gain the knowledge, skills and experiences businesses need so they are ready to get good jobs when they qualify.  Please see further information in the link below:



Watch university guidance videos
Please take a moment to browse the new university guidance webinar hub, where students and school groups can watch webinars ranging from an introduction to university courses in Accounting through to Veterinary Science.

As well as hundreds of subjects in between – delivered by experts at universities UK wide.


Careermag provides a wealth of high-quality career information and qualification guidance. Whether you’re thinking about an apprenticeship, A Levels, BTEC, T Levels, work experience or even going straight to work, Careermag for School Leavers provides you with a wide range of opportunities with leading employers and training providers. Not only will you be presented with opportunities but you can explore a diverse range of articles from experts enabling you to understand what each qualification route can lead to and how you can get into a specific career.


Many parents get in touch with us asking for advice on how to respond to their child when they ask this question. What may seem like a daunting question to many parents, doesn’t actually have to be. Careermag for Parents connects parents, guardians and carers with up to date labour market information. We explain the various qualification routes available and bust myths and misconceptions along the way.

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Fast Tomato Careers Interactive Guidance Platform can be accessed with the code given to your child in school by using the poster attachment. Furthermore there are two ‘short’ training/guidance video links below, which explain how to get started and how to proceed with the outcomes of the initial questionnaires. If you require further assistance please contact Mrs Doyle.


How to get started –

How to interpret the questionnaires and use Fast Tomato