Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an integral part of Beaucroft’s curriculum, which is delivered by staff teams with support where appropriate from Cosmic-Futures who provide impartial, independent careers and employability information, advice, guidance, support and training to both students and parents.

Careers Education helps prepare students for the opportunities and responsibilities of adulthood, and as such, has a vital contribution to the school’s aims of working closely with employers, Higher Education institutions and our local community and supporting students in the life-time experience of learning in line with the Preparing for Adulthood pathways of Employment, Independent Living, Community Inclusion and Health.

Vision: Every student to engage, enjoy and achieve. Developing self-esteem and resilience in preparation for adulthood.

Engage, Enjoy, Achieve!

Work experience

Beaucroft Specialist School provides students in Key Stage 4 and Post 16 access to a work-related learning element in their curriculum usually in years 10 and 11 or Post 16. Internal or external work experience forms a significant part of this curriculum for some pupils and helps student’s understanding of the world of work and to enable them to identify and develop the skills and capabilities they will need for their future.

We want our students to THRIVE whilst at Beaucroft and beyond.

The aims and values for our students are to be:

Thoughtful and Caring, Happy and Safe, Resilient, Independent, Valued and Empowered.

Preparing for Adulthood (PfA)

  1. PfA Dorset DPCC transitions guide AUGUST 2023_FINAL
  2. PfA Outcomes at Beaucroft:


Cosmicfutures supports young people who have an Education Health and Care Plan at Beaucroft Foundation School.

As young people approach the end of school, Cosmicfutures can support them to move on to training, further education, work or adult support services

Employers can support us in the following ways:

  • Offer fixed period or extended work experience placements.
  • Help us provide employer encounters via careers fairs, assemblies, and mock interviews.
  • Notify us about any local volunteering opportunities you have available

If you would like to find out more information about the program or how you could support, please contact Nick Wadland

Useful Post 16 Links

Future Options Information

Information within this document:

  • Dorset County Council contacts
  • Specialist Educational Placements
  • Local Further Education Colleges
  • SWRAC (South West Regional Assessment Centre
  • Options requiring funding via Adult Social Care  
  • Useful Websites/Charities aimed at supporting young people with SEND  


Upcoming Events

Careers and Coffee Morning Flyer

Kingston Maurward Open Day Events

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Adult Social Care

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Adult Social Care Dorset

Labour market Information (LMI)

Destination Information

Provider Access Policy

Beaucroft School Careers Contact

Careers Lead: Nick Wadland

Careers Governor: Bridget Homer