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All West of England FE colleges have achieved Employability Chartermark

All West of England FE colleges have achieved Employability Chartermark

We are delighted to announce that all of the FE colleges in the West of England have now successfully gained the Employability Chartermark Award.

Weston College and City of Bristol College along with St Brendan's Sixth Form College have now joined Bath College and South Gloucestershire and Stroud College in demonstrating their commitment to a high level of focus placed on ensuring the students are given support to achieve their employability potential and to experience a range of employment options.

The Employability Chartermark is awarded to education institutions in recognition of their commitment to, investment in, and delivery of work-readiness in young people.

85% of secondary schools in the West of England have now engaged with the Employability Chartermark.

Sandra Tanner from Recognising Excellence, who have independently assessed the colleges for the award states that, "it is clearly evident that the colleges have a focus on employability as a key factor in future plans."

North Somerset leads the way in being the first local authority area to have all of their secondary schools engaged or actively interested in the award.

Feedback from institutions engaged has been resoundingly positive with institutions being quoted as saying, “the Employability Chartermark has enabled us to identify pockets of good practice and share this throughout our school” and "we found working towards achieving the Employability Chartermark incredibly useful preparation for Ofsted and Matrix”.

The next Employability Chartermark award ceremony will be held on the 20th May and it is anticipated that up to 10 educational institutions will receive the coveted award.

For further information on the Employability Chartermark, view the website here or contact Norma Jaggon-Barrett