Award winning Advice and Guidance
The Isle of Wight College has its own Career Adviser, Catherine Jackson to ensure all students and potential students have access to independent, impartial information, advice and guidance. Catherine is registered with the Institute of Careers Guidance and the Careers Professional Alliance as an Advanced Practitioner.
Catherine can advise students on all their options including further education courses, higher education, employment and apprenticeships. Advice regarding UCAS applications, CVs and applications is also available. Catherine is also happy to support College students with higher education funding applications. You can book an appointment with Catherine through your personal tutor, Admissions, Student Services and reception or contact her direct on (01983) 535211.
The Education Participation Team at Choices (formerly Connexions) has a continuing role to support and review students with a Moving On Plan or S.139A. If you have a S.139a and need support please contact your Personal Tutor or Choices directly on (01983) 525927.
National Careers Service
National Careers Services provides free and impartial information, advice and guidance for people aged 20 and over. Appointments to see a Careers Adviser can be arranged at College. Advice regarding CVs and UCAS applications is available from National Careers Services . If you would like to arrange an appointment to see a National Careers Services careers advisor please telephone 0800 100 900.
The Matrix Standard
The matrix Standard is the unique quality framework for the effective delivery of information, advice and/or guidance on learning and work. The matrix Standard is useful for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance to external clients as part of their business and also for employers who are committed to developing their people.
The Isle of Wight College achieved college-wide accreditation to the matrix Standard in June 2010 is part of its’ commitment to ‘Putting Students First’. We provide an impartial information, advice and guidance service on learning and work within the College to benefit the Island community.
For more information please visit www.matrixstandard.com.