Support for Progression and Careers Programme

Our Progression Department assists students in planning for their future. It is a well-resourced department and students can access a wide range of online careers resources and guidance software through Godalming Online. Our professionally qualified careers staff offer advice on preparing a CV, applying to university, specialist art/music/drama courses, gap year opportunities, employment and training. All students have access to one-to-one guidance interviews.

Aspire Programme

There is an additional programme of support for progression for those students whose ambition is to gain a place at Oxford or Cambridge, or to apply for highly competitive courses such as medicine and veterinary science, or indeed other specialist courses such as Art Foundation. Our bespoke programme offers structured and dedicated support.

+ Entry to national competitions olympiads and challenges

+ Trips to enrich your learning experience

+ Specialist interview preparation or audition practice

+ One-to-one mentoring opportunities with both staff and fellow students

+ Support with UCAS applications, skills tests and personal statements

+ Visits to university lecturers and admissions staff

+ Access to one-to-one guidance interviews

+ Art founation support with portfolio building for specialist arts courses

+ Extended project qualification to enhance your knowledge and skills in an area of particular interest

Careers Programme

Pre-enrolment  Year 10 and 11 Open Evenings, Federation Careers Day, School Liaison events, Course Advice Sessions, Going to Godalming (Taster) Days  
  Access (one year course) Year 1 Year 2 External Events
Term 1 Enrolment interview Individual tutorials Study and work skills: Time management, Online reputation, building resilience, selling yourself

Enrolment interview Individual tutorials

Getting started

Getting involved

Reflecting on transition

Reflecting on performance

Independent learning techniques

Individual tutorials to discuss applications / destinations

Third Student Review Applications, CVs, personal statements

Employability skills


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

University applicant days
Term 2

Individual tutorials Study and work skills: Interview success

Careers Options: Careers planning, job search, Unifrog, CVs, course research, re-application to 6th form, careers interviews, HE possibilities, Apprenticeship show

Individual tutorials

First Student Review

Introduction to Careers

UCAS Convention

Job & Apprenticeship Fair

National Careers Week

Next Steps Evening for parents

Individual tutorials Interview practice, Student Finance

Gap years Fourth Student Review

Social media job hunting

Personal Finance

Independent Skills for Living

Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair

UCAS Convention



National Apprenticeship show


Individual tutorials to discuss applications / destinations

Second Student Review

Learner Voice

Personal Statements and CVs

Future Fridays programme of Careers talks and workshops

Individual tutorials to discuss applications / destinations

Second Student Review

Learner Voice

Personal Statements and CVs

Future Fridays programme of Careers talks and workshops

Individual tutorials Learner Voice

Results and Beyond

University Open days
Post results Post results service: results and careers support, destinations follow-up  

Applying to university as an ex-student

If Godalming College was your last place of full-time study, you may apply to UCAS using us, up to three years after the date that you left College.  Use the link below to  to find details of the service, deadline dates and other useful information.

“Students benefit from useful and informative careers advice that helps them decide their next steps after college.”

Ofsted December 2019

Director of Transition and Progression

01483 423526

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