Careers Programme

Careers Programme

Longley Park Sixth Form Careers and Employability

Longley Park sixth Form is proud of its comprehensive Careers Programme. Students are guaranteed a wealth of experience of the world of work and lots of opportunities to meet employers and feel what it is like in the workplace. We work closely with a range of networks from Sheffield Business Together to ASK (Sheffield Apprenticeship group) to ensure all students go on to positive destinations.

Careers education covers The 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, including the following:

  • A Stable Careers Programme
  • Access to local labour markets and future study options
  • Tailored and Personalised careers profile
  • Links to Careers in all subjects
  • Encounters with local employers and employees
  • First-hand experience of the workplace
  • HE, Careers and Apprenticeship Fairs
  • Personal guidance with an independent qualified careers advisor

Longley Park Sixth Form Careers Programme 2020 - 2021

Longley Park Sixth Form is keen to invite employers, traineeship/apprenticeship advisors and HE/FE providers to deliver progression events to broaden the horizons of our students. If you would like to discuss opportunities to work with our students please contact:

Tania Hussey-Yeo, (Assistant principal – Student Achievement) Careers leader L7, (NTU). 01142625711

Our Careers and Progression provision is outlined below in four sections and is designed to ensure that all learners meet the Gatsby Benchmark entitlement.

Pre Enrolment Opportunities 

School Taster Events 

  • Organised throughout academic year by curriculum staff as timetabling permits, to allow students to develop informed choices.

Application and Interview Process

  • Nov 2020 – Jan 2021, Support in application process
  • Feb – March 2021, Longley Park interviews
  • Official offer letters sent to applicants

Next Step Longley

Due to the current situation, Next Step Longley will be online, you will be able to access information and sample some work for your chose subjects so you are ready to start in September.

Next Step Longley will be on the website from Monday 5th July 2021

HE, Careers, Apprenticeships and Volunteering Fair

An opportunity for partner schools, applicants, parents and carers to access providers in order to help make informed study and progression choices

  • Mon 8th July 2021 - Fri 12th July 2021

Enrolment, Induction and Initial Careers Assessment

Advice and Guidance using GCSE / equivalent qualifications to ensure students are enrolled onto appropriate study programmes to help ensure positive progression beyond sixth form.

Introduction to Longley Park, expectations of study, and standards to develop success and skills.

Data collection of student aspiration to share with curriculum to help tailor bespoke student opportunities.

  • Enrolment 24th – 27th August 2020
  • Induction 2nd - 4th September 2020

Careers Tutorial Programme

Tutorial is delivered across four year groups (L1, L2, L3.1, L3.2), and in relation to either A level of BTEC provision. Each year group has tailored activity appropriate to the level of study and age group of students, in relation to behaviour, welfare and personal development. The schemes of work are sequential as some learners will progress through all four years, however progression opportunities are supported throughout programmes as it is sometimes appropriate for a learner to pursue alternative pathways at different times, dependent on their aspiration. L1 tutorial is delivered directly through curriculum so as to provide appropriate support for learners on those courses.

Tutorial includes group and 121 student support and delivery in relation to the following.

  • CV writing and letters of Introduction
  • Mentoring Schemes access support
  • Career Ready access support
  • Summer School application support
  • Revision Strategies 
  • UCAS advice, guidance and support
  • Interview Technique and Social conduct sessions
  • Employer Engagement
  • Apprenticeship advice and guidance
  • Gap year advice and guidance
  • Workplace advice and guidance
  • Revision Strategies 
  • Student Wellbeing and Healthy Living
  • Safeguarding and PREVENT 
  • Social and Community Values

Additional Careers and Progression Support 

To further develop confidence, engage, motivate and inspire students to positive progression destinations, we provide the following services and opportunities. These are embedded into all areas of a student learner programme, in both curriculum and pastoral areas, and in wider engagement.

  • Bespoke Employability Days available for all students
  • Employability lectures 
  • Higher education lectures
  • Careers lectures
  • Extension curriculum lectures
  • Workplace visits and employer encounters
  • Skills sessions
  • Motivation and confidence Sessions
  • University trips and opportunities are developed and offered to all students
  • Access to Level 6 Careers Advisor
  • Access to Uni Frog and Cascaid programmes to identify progression opportunities
  • HeppSY scheme access for eligible students for HE progression
  • High Achievers scheme for eligible students 

HeppSY information

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Provider Access

In line with the 2018 Statutory Guidance for Careers Guidance and Access for providers, we welcome visits from FE institutions, Training providers and HE providers to ensure students are aware of the wide range of progression routes available from HE, FE, apprenticeship, traineeships and employment. Appropriate providers are invited to the following events:

  • Annual HE fairs
  • Apprenticeships, traineeship fairs
  • Parents evenings

Providers are also invited to contribute to other careers events such as targeted HE workshops, apprenticeship talks, and curriculum specific activities. Appropriate classroom or assembly space is made available for providers. Annual visits are arranged to 2 different university campuses to give a sense of being a student. We have our own Apprenticeship society and work closely with ASK (Sheffield Apprenticeship and skills group). HEPPSY provide support for all L3y1 students who. The Sixth Form work closely with Sheffield Business Together who contribute significantly to both the Careers Programme and our Career Ready programme.

Please contact Tania Hussey-Yeo (, Careers Leader to discuss proposed opportunities for organisations to meet with our students.


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