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Hills Road Careers staff gain their Level 6 Careers Qualification

17 Oct 2018

Julie Anderson and Anita Irving have recently completed OCR’s Level 6 Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development. This qualification is registered with the Careers Development Institute and delivered by Cambridgeshire County Council.

This qualification allows Julie and Anita to practise as Careers Guidance Advisors to sixth form students.

Anita said “It has been both challenging and rewarding completing the course whilst working in the busy Careers Department at Hills Road.”

“Julie and I are looking forward to putting into practice what we have gained from this qualification by continuing to support Hills Road students’ progression to Higher Education and employment.”

Over 90% of Hills Road students enter degree courses, with over 30% taking the opportunity for a gap year between Hills Road and Higher Education to broaden their experience or go straight to employment with training. Career staff and tutors support and guide students to complete university applications via UCAS and to other specialist colleges e.g. art, music and drama as well as foreign universities.

Principal, Jo Trump, said “We are hugely proud of Julie and Anita’s commitment to achieving this qualification."

"As valued members of the staff team at the College, it is really fantastic to have these two colleagues modelling the benefits of lifelong learning to our students. Their new qualifications will help us maintain our careers excellence standards by exceeding the government’s new benchmarks in relation to the availability of specialist, level 6 careers advisors, which is great news for students at the College.”