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Careers Education & Guidance

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Our Careers Education Intent

  • To excite and motivate pupils’ curiosity about different careers and industries;

  • To inspire pupils’ aspirations in order to unlock their potential and develop their employability skills;

  • To empower pupils to challenge stereotyping and discrimination and other barriers to diversity and equality in further education and careers.

Careers Lead - Mr Hurley

Assistant Headteacher

Contact Information

01962 854757

Statutory Requirements & Provider Access Policy


​The careers provision at The Westgate School is in line with the statutory guidance developed by the Department of Education, which refers to Section 42A and 45A of the Education Act 1997: as a school we provide independent careers guidance from Year 7 to Year 11. This guidance is impartial and gives information on a range of pathways and post-16 education providers, including university options, apprenticeships and further education. It is adapted to meet the needs and interests of the individual pupils.

Provider Access Legislation Statement

Our Careers Education Implementation 2023/24:

Our Careers Education Intent is evaluated termly against the Gatbsy Benchmarks and our documents and policies are evaluated and updated yearly.  The most recent evaluation can be found further down on this page


Our Careers Education Impact 2023/24:


PL Apprenticeships
Information for pupils:

We hope you like the look of our Careers programme for this year and value the range of experiences which have been planned to support you as you explore and discover a variety of careers.​​

Book a careers appointment

Match the career right
path for you


Compare occupations


Compare occupations


​Encounters with Further and Higher Education

Andover College

To apply to Andover College visit the Andover College website or use  
Apply - Full Time and Part Time courses - Andover College | Hampshire

Sparsholt College

To apply to Sparsholt College visit the Sparsholt website or use 
How to Apply - Sparsholt College and University Centre Sparsholt.

Our Digital Handout which can be used in school or sent digitally to Year 11s and their parents/carers. Information can be accessed by clicking on anything of interest.  The Digital Handout includes links to a presentation with voiceover and other useful online information.  Digital Handout 

Also, please could you make your year 10 & 11 students aware that registrations are opening in the next few days for Sparsholt College’s open event on Saturday 7 October 2023. These are on campus, in person events. To attend, your students will need to register for the event and tours of subject areas as soon as possible by visiting Experience Sparsholt - Sparsholt College Hampshire.
Timings for the event depend on the tour/tours that the student has booked. 
Open Events

​BCOT – Basingstoke College of Technology

Basingstoke College of Technology (

Peter Symonds College

Peter Symonds College / Open Evenings: July 2023


Our next Open Evenings for 2024 entry will take place on

Wednesday 5 July 2023: 5.30 - 8.30pm

Thursday 6 July 2023: 5.30 - 8.30pm

Booking for these events will be essential. A booking system will be available from mid-June.

​Winchester College 6th Form

Winchester College | Sixth Form

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College

Home - Richard Taunton Sixth Form College


Eastleigh College

 The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) 

We welcome any offers of support for our careers programme. You may like to offer to talk to pupils about your career in a particular field or share your career journey. In our programme, we have built in opportunities for pupils to experience a wide range of careers from Science, Technology and the field of Mathematics, as well as creative careers in the Arts, Publishing, Journalism and Design and Business.

In fact, the more diverse the better, as it enables pupils to widen their opportunities on offer. If you would like to get involved, please contact 

Careers Lead - Mrs Judd 

Inspire the next generation

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