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KMCprepared supports and inspires students to make well-informed career and progression choices, giving them the tools they need to build a positive future.

KMCprepared is Kingston Maurward College’s careers programme and has been designed to help students find their best next step. The College promotes equal opportunities for all, striving to raise student aspirations and prepare learners for life after College.

Our Vision

Every student will have access to high-quality Careers, Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) that supports progression onto a positive destination.

Positive destinations vary and are individual to each student, essentially this term refers to what students go on to do after completing a study programme here at Kingston Maurward. Examples of positive destinations include:

  • Studying a higher-level qualification
  • Going to University
  • Completing an apprenticeship
  • Securing employment
  • Developing important skills to become more independent in life

KMCprepared is progressive, both in design and in nature. It aims to challenge stereotypes, promote equality, diversity and inclusion and help learners to foster positive attitudes towards work.

From the very start of the student journey here at KMC, we support students to select a pathway that is most relevant to them, a pathway that they are passionate about and will enjoy, and a pathway that best suits their individual needs.

Students can access CEIAG throughout their time at College, and if, at any time, the student is unsure about the course they are doing, they will be signposted to the most appropriate member of staff who can help them.

After completing a course here at Kingston Maurward, we hope that students will be in the best place to progress onto whatever destination is right for them.

The Careers and Industry Lead works with a variety of stakeholders to make sure careers delivery is relevant, to every student, and that KMCprepared is responding to what’s happening in the world. This ensures our careers programme can continue to provide meaningful experiences for all students, experiences that both support and inspire them to make well-informed career and progression choices.

There are some key principles that underpin the delivery of our careers programme, these principles form our careers strategy:

  •  KMCprepared meets the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks – ‘the gold standard of careers education’
  • Gatsby Career Guidance
  • We adopt a whole organisation approach so that careers is the golden thread running through our entire curriculum
  • KMCprepared is inclusive and fully accessible, to all students, as we believe access to expert careers advice and guidance should be an entitlement not an optional extra
  • Careers activities and enrichment provide meaningful, impactful and interactive experiences for students, they are not just a tick box exercise
  • KMCprepared is endorsed and informed by stakeholders e.g. students, staff, employers, parent-guardians
  • KMCprepared delivers positive outcomes that meet the needs of industry
  • KMCprepared is reviewed annually in line with ‘Careers guidance and access for education and training providers’ – Statutory Guidance. July 2021.

Our Careers and Industry Lead is currently reviewing our careers programme, and associated documents, to ensure that they are fit for purpose, and that all careers activities meets the needs of our learners. Updated documents are scheduled to be uploaded by Friday 18th November 2022.

For reference, please click on the documents below to see 2021/2022 activity.

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