Year 11 Moving On

This page is dedicated to our Year 11 students, there are a number of resources which you may find useful!

See the transition from Year 11 Calendar we have put in place to help make the move from SCA the smoothest possible.

Salford City College Activity Packs

Frequently Asked Questions

We have been working hard to ensure you have access to everything you need to fully support your next steps. Below you will find a section answering the most frequently asked questions surrounding post-16 and following on from this you will see further down signposting you to useful information.  

Should you have any further queries or concerns, the following people should be able to help: 

 

Question 

Answer and Further Information 

When does my child get their GCSE results? 

The government has given Thursday 12th August 2021 as the GCSE results day. Your son/daughter will be able to collect their results from 9am.  

My child has applied for college, what is going to happen now? 

 

If your child has had a college interview (either at college, in school or over the phone) they will have been offered a conditional place on a course for September. Please be assured that for now, you do not need to do anything else.  

My child has changed their mind about their college course what shall I do? 

 

You can contact the admissions department at college to inform them of a change of course or subject/subjects: admissions@salfordcc.ac.uk  

The final decision on course is made at enrolment, following the confirmation of GCSE results in August.  

What is the college Start Date for 2020? 

The official start date for college courses is 1st September 2020. 

You may need this information for your Child Benefit Application. 

https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-16-19 

How can I contact College Admissions?  

Salford City College Group: 0161 631 5050 

The Colleges are: - Pendleton Sixth Form College, Eccles Sixth Form College, Future Skills/University Centre, City Skills, Worsley College)  

The Manchester College: 03333 222 444 

Trafford College: 0161 8867070 

Loreto Sixth Form College: 0161 226 5156 

Xaverian Sixth Form College: 0161 224 1781 

My child wants to apply for an apprenticeship; how do they apply? 

 

You can find more information about apprenticeships and browse vacancies by visiting following websites: 

Please bear in mind that recruitment for some employers may be on hold due to COVID-19 or the way they recruit will be adapted, so you may not receive an immediate response. 

My child wants to research long term career plans, where can they do this? 

 

My Child wants to apply for the Our Pass (Travel Pass) 

Applications can be made online https://ourpass.co.uk/ or by going to your nearest bus station. 

Our Pass offers free travel for students in further education, ID will be required and a one off £10 admin fee.  

For further support and Advice 

Connexions – Information and guidance for young people aged 16 or 17 and not in any form of education, employment or training: 

Salford Connexions Service - 0161 393 4500 to make an appointment to see/speak to an advisor or contact them on Facebook  or  Twitter 

 

Life After School 

Below you will find some useful information which will help you/your child in their next steps.  

Documents needed 

How to get this 

In order to apply for a job, most students look to work part time during their studies, they will need one form of ID – Ideally a Birth Certificate and/or valid Passport – this needs to be in date and can take a few weeks to be returned once an application is submitted. 

  • Birth Certificate: If you need a replacement and were born in Salford you can call into Swinton Registrar Office, Chorley Road, Swinton, M28 5FJ Fee: £20-£28 

  • Passport: Your child will need to collect an application form from the Post Office or complete the online application here.  They will need a birth certificate before applying for this. 

Bank Account - Most banks will offer a 16-year-old a basic current account.  It is often easier for them to open an account where their parent/carer already has one.  However, with the right ID any bank should be able to help. 

This needs to be open before a young person starts college, an apprenticeship or employment. 

  • Drop into your local bank and ask for the details and key documents needed to open an account 

  • Make sure you have all the documents needed and if not, plan to get them ASAP 

  • Make an appointment at the bank to open an account, this usually only takes 20-30 mins. 

National Insurance Number – This is usually sent to every young person just before their 16th birthday.  Cards are no longer sent, just a letter with the full NI number 

  • Ensure the letter with the NI number is kept in a safe place as this will be needed for any employment 

  • If your child has lost the number/letter or did not receive one you can request a new one via https://www.gov.uk/lost-national-insurance-number  

Supporting school letter for ID - If your child does not have any ID and is struggling to get a birth certificate or passport, then you can request a supporting letter from their last school they attended  

  • The school staff being asked to provide this should know the young person well and detail the length of time they have known the young person and at which home address 

  • This can often help when trying to open a bank account, however, cannot be used for passport applications. 

CV – Some employers will ask for an up to date CV.  This needs to include their education history as well as any work-related experiences.  This does not have to be formal work experience, it could also include projects they have completed in school and any work shadowing, trips to businesses 

  • This needs to be stored somewhere safe and accessible, so it can be used after your young person has finished school.   

  • We would advise they email to their personal email account and send a copy of it to a parent/carer. 

Email address – Every young person needs a professional email address.  Young people can sometimes have a silly email address that is not suitable for employers to have. 

  • Create a new one using one of the main accounts such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo etc.  

  • Make sure your child makes a note of the login details, as these can often be misplaced and can cause issues when trying to retrieve emails from businesses. 

! Social Media ! 

Most employers can and will check an applicant’s Facebook/Twitter accounts either before, during or after a person has started working for them.  

  • Please ensure your child has an appropriate profile picture 

  • Check privacy settings are appropriately set. 

  • Young people should avoid putting any negative/offensive status’ or comments. 

Interview Clothes – Young people should dress appropriately for any college, apprenticeship, or job interview.  For most cases it should be formal dress, however there are some cases where a more casual dress is acceptable, so it is best to check with the organisation beforehand. 

  • If your child does not have any formal clothing that is suitable, they could attend in their school uniform.  This should be clean and smart. 

  • If they need funds to buy interview clothes, please ask them to speak to their school who maybe be able to advise on who can help. 

 

If you need access to resources or materials to help you in your next steps, but you are struggling financially, you should apply for a grant to help with financial costs. 

 

Useful Links

Useful Links

https://www.ucas.com/further-education - information about options when leaving school

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/ - information about apprenticeships

CV Advice and template: https://www.reed.co.uk/career-advice/school-leaver-cv-template/

‘Our Pass’ Free bus travel from 16-18, can apply online from 1st July: https://ourpass.co.uk/

College New students’ information

The Manchester College: 

 

Salford City College (Pendleton, Eccles, Worsley, Futureskills, CitySkills):

  • To best prepare students for their studies at College, before enrolling in August, we have put together resources packs that can be downloaded from the College website: https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/pre-enrolment-tasks/ . These resources will give students an understanding of some of the skills and techniques they will be learning at College.

 

College websites

https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/ - Salford City College website, contact information can also be found here.

https://www.tmc.ac.uk/ The Manchester College website, contact information can also be found here.

https://trafford.ac.uk/courses?ages=50357 Trafford College website, contact information can also be found here.

https://www.loreto.ac.uk/ Loreto College, contact information can also be found here.

http://www.xaverian.ac.uk/ Xaverian College, contact information can also be found here.

https://www.urmstongrammar.org.uk/ Urmston Grammar, contact information can also be found here. 

Places to look for apprenticeships: 

If you're looking for some more info about apprenticeships, then the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for schools and colleges (ASK) Programme has made a video especially for Salford City Academy! It's a great video explaining apprenticeships and where to start looking in the local area: https://youtu.be/bGoUmL7W2gw

There's also a really good video that you can show to anyone at home which will help to explain apprenticeships to them: 

https://youtu.be/aCo8RPnrO9M

Contact Growth Company (send CV) to apply for apprenticeships and traineeships: https://www.gceducationandskills.ac.uk/

Sign up for ‘find an apprenticeship’ and search for apprenticeships. The link to this service can be found here: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/  

Register interest and keep checking for vacancies with Salford city college apprenticeships: https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/apprenticeships-salford-city-college/be-an-apprentice/

Register interest and keep checking for vacancies with Trafford college apprenticeships:https://trafford.ac.uk/apprenticeships/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-service

Careers Quizzes

https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/ - A fun personality test to match you with potential careers 

 

Mrs Wright has recorded information on A Level English Language & Literature, click here to view. https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/04355ce1-f237-44b8-888e-8957e669939b

Ms Haselden's Monday 7th June Y11 Assembly- Click here

Salford Colleges

Dear Students, Parents and Carers,

Please see below the revised dates for the ‘New Student Day’s’ at each of the Salford City College Campuses. Students wishing to attend these days must sign up to be guaranteed a place. Please see further information below, as shared by the team at Salford City College:

New Students’ Days

Our New Students’ Days provide you with an opportunity to visit the College, meet with your teachers and discover more about studying with us before enrolment.

Our New Students’ Days will run on the dates outlined below:

City Skills

Monday 28th June 2021 to Tuesday 29th June 2021

Eccles Sixth Form College

Tuesday 29th June 2021 to Thursday 1st July 2021

FutureSkills at MediaCityUK

Tuesday 29th June 2021 to Wednesday 30th June 2021

Pendleton Sixth Form College

Monday 29th June 2021 to Thursday 1st July 2021

Worsley College

Wednesday 30th June 2021 to Thursday 1st July 2021

 

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have restricted the number of potential students that will be able to attend our New Students’ Days at any one time. This is to limit the number of potential students we have at the College at any one time.

To register your attendance at our New Students’ Days, please visit https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/new-students-day/ and complete our online booking form.

Your safety is our priority. We have therefore implemented the following additional precautions for our New Students’ Days this year.

 

FACE COVERINGS

Potential students and staff will be required to wear a dace covering while on the College premises, unless exempt.

 

 

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

Temperature Checks will be conducted at the registration desk upon arrival. Potential students with a temperature are asked to stay at home

 

 

HAND SANITISER

Hand Sanitiser stations are located throughout the College and potential students will be encouraged to use these throughout their visit.

 

If any parents/guardians wish to wait for their son/daughter while they attend New Students’ Day, they will have to remain outside as we are limiting the number of visitors on site at any one time.  Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Virtual New Parents’ Evening

As the current Covid-19 restrictions are still in place, we regret that we are unable to invite parents/guardians to attend our New Parents’ Evening in person. However, we will be hosting a virtual New Parents’ Evening that will provide parents/guardians with a range of important information, including, the College enrolment process, student financial support, and the College bus service. Additionally, our Heads of Pastoral Support will outline the College’s expectations for students, and we will show you how to keep up to date with your son/daughter’s progress using our ParentPortal.

To register your attendance for our Virtual New Parents’ Evening, please visit https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/new-parents-evening/ and complete our online booking form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the College.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about attending our New Students’ Days or would like assistance booking your appointment slot, please contact our Admissions Team on 0161 631 5050.

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