careers event year 11 AG 2018


Dear Parent/Guardian

Year 11 Careers Event at The Edge Academy on 26th March 2018

Your child is now in Year 11 and they need to make an important choice as to their next step when they leave in the summer of 2018.

The Government has raised the age at which young people need to continue in Education, Training or work. It is about continuation of learning, which will enable more choices in studying at colleges, training or apprenticeships.

They must then do one of the following until they’re 18:

  • stay in full-time education, for example at a college
  • start an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training


Usual timetables will not be in operation and students are only required to attend the event.


The Edge Academy will be hosting a careers event on Monday 26th March 2018 between 11am – 2pm. Representatives from colleges, training providers and apprenticeships have been invited to raise pupil awareness of the options open to them when they leave Year 11.


We would like you to work with us and make sure your child attends; as this will give them the information they need to make an informed choice. You are of course welcome to attend with your child


Any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours sincerely,





Allan Gayle

Work Related Learning Advisor

The Edge Academy