Careers - Parents

What support is there to help my child/ward prepare for the future?

In order to help your child/ward, you can start to look at the options available to them when they leave Newfield as early as possible.

The careers programme in Newfield runs from Year 7, giving the students the skills, experiences and information they need for careers decisions.

The students also receive impartial careers advice that will be tailored to their needs by our commissioned Careers Adviser through Career Connect.

As part of your child’s Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, the Year 9 annual review  and every review after that, will include a focus on preparing for adulthood. This means there should be targets in the EHC plan that will help your child to achieve steps towards preparing for post 16 options. The EHCP will be updated as your child progresses.  When your child/ward leaves Newfield at 16, they are likely to have some or all of the following options available to them depending on their ability, independence and support needs:

  • Further Education - Studying at a college or training provider to follow a programme of study – a list of providers can be found in the link below.
  • Apprenticeship– An apprenticeship is a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training and study, letting you ‘earn while you learn’. Apprenticeships are available across a range of areas.
  • Traineeship– Usually a 6 month Programme made up of extended work experience working towards qualifications. A traineeship will often lead to an apprenticeship or work.
  • Supported Internship – Learners who have an Educational Health Care Plan EHCP can apply for a supported internship programme. Learners complete relevant qualifications whilst gaining experience in a working environment.  More information about Liverpool’s Supported Internship Programme.


You can find a breakdown of all post 16 options here —

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