Ambitious Careers & Aspirations for Our Futures


1-6 March 2021

Text © NCW

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.


Rationale – What are we learning and why?



Big Garden, Bird Watch – AQA Award

  • Finding out about garden birds with assistance (110195 ) Entry Level
  • Introduction to bird identification – (113438) Entry Level
  • Exploring Nature: Winter Birds (Unit 1) (114405) Pre-Entry Level
  • Bird Watching (Unit 1) (72061) Pre-Entry Level
  • Bird Watching (Unit 2) (72062) Pre-Entry Level
  • Making a bird cake with support (77567) Pre-Entry Level


Big Bird Watch supporting AQA Units.pdf



For the first term of Vocational Studies all key stages will follow the same scheme of learning. Differentiated schemes of learning will be in place for spring term1 with a focus on functional skills in KS3, Work related learning/ Career in KS4 and Work Experience/ career in KS5.


Students will be introduced to career choices whilst taking part in practical functional activities following the theme: Festive decorations

Learners will have opportunities to experience making festive products with a focus on the career’s opportunities linked to the activities. The practical work can be directly linked to the learning made during Creative and Cultural lessons and follow the ‘Festive’ topic delivered this term.




Homemade bird feeder hanging from a dried out Christmas tree
Homemade bird feeders hanging from a dried Christmas tree