Our aims

Our aim is to provide students at Rye College with the knowledge and skills necessary to continue, and succeed in their education post-16, including employment and higher education. In doing so, students will receive impartial information, advice and guidance related to examinations, choices, courses, routes through education, the labour market and the world of work. Our students will gain the relevant employability skills to enable them to succeed in their chosen route after leaving Rye College. 

Investors In Careers

From 31st March 2017, all careers standard awards began to follow a national set of standards - The Quality in Careers Standard. Investors in Careers is proud to be one of only 12 Licensed Awarding Bodies in England and Wales. This really is one of the highest accolades an organisation can receive for excellence in this area of work and is definitely something the award holder can be very proud of. The Quality in Careers Standard is about improving students’ awareness of opportunities, raising their aspirations and working with them to ensure they achieve their full potential. 

In 2014 and 2017 Rye College gained the Investors in Careers Award. This demonstrated our commitment to  provide impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance to all young people and is something we strive to continue to do.

We are now committed to re-assessment in June 2021. The new expectations and criteria to gain the Investors in Careers award tie in with the 'Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance' and the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS). The Gatsby Benchmarks are:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  8. Personal guidance

For further information please visit the Investors in Careers Website

Careers Policy

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