Labour Market Information
Labour Market Information (LMI)
Every student and their parent should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities. We encourage students and parents alike to access and use the most recent information from The National Careers Service https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk which provides free impartial careers advice and guidance to anyone over the age of 13, including further education choices, in line with the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance.
Local Labour Market Information (LMI) can be used to support young people in making informed choices about their future study options, changing labour market opportunities, raising aspirations and promoting social mobility. Click below for the latest careers Local Market information (LMI).
Worcestershire Local Enterprise Market and Worcestershire County Council have recently relaunched their website focusing on careers across all sectors - private enterprise, PLCs and public sector as well as training courses and further education - it carries a wealth of opportunity. Many jobs refer to qualifications; see below for an explanation of how qualifications from GCSE's to PhD's align.
Other useful websites are:
The government funded “LMI for All” https://www.lmiforall.org.uk an online data portal, which connects and standardises existing sources of high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) with the aim of informing careers decisions.
The Parental Guidance article on Top Jobs of the Future.
Further Education (College)
Further Education (or FE for short) is education which takes place after secondary education. Courses are usually more vocational and can be studied at levels 1 to 3. Colleges also offer a range of BTEC qualifications which are the equivalent to 3 A levels. They can also lead to university and higher apprenticeships. Some useful websites for more information are:
https://www.solihull.ac.uk (Technical Education course)
Higher Education (or HE for short) is a continuation of study post the age of 18. Students might start thinking about whether or not they want to go to university as early as the beginning of secondary school. Our students are given advice and guidance on university as post-18 pathway during Years 11/12/13. Some useful websites for more information are:
https://unistats.ac.uk/ (useful to compare and contrast courses)