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Investor in Careers 

At Platanos College, we have a commitment to providing a high quality, impartial, independent careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to our pupils. 

We are a member of the Investors in Careers Awarding Body, which ensures quality in careers guidance.
We are part of the Lambeth Careers Cluster working with other local schools and employers to enable pupils to gain access to a range of career events and opportunities and learn about the world of work in different environments and professions.
Our careers advice is a bespoke programme tailored to the needs of pupils at different stages of their education.
Investor in Careers Award

In September 2016, Platanos College, along with 16 other Lambeth schools, were invited to participate in the European Social Funded Career Cluster Project. This included the opportunity for the school to work towards achieving the Investors in Careers Award.

The Investors in Careers Award is designed as a development tool to help raise standards and recognise excellence in careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

It is developed to enable schools to demonstrate that it meets the DfE statutory requirements. It is also recognised as meeting the Quality in Careers Standard.

To achieve the award, schools must complete three stages:

Stage 1 Commitment Certificate – Achieved December 2016

Stage 2 Intermediate Certificate – Achieved July 2017

Stage 3 Full Award – will be completed Summer 2018

The Investors in Careers Award has supported the school’s opportunity to further expand their involvement with businesses, potentially creating partnerships with over 16 businesses and linking pupils’ education with the world of work.

Click here to view our Intermediate Certificate.

We have a clear policy outlining our careers support available to our pupils. If parents/carers have any questions regarding our policy or if you would like further information, a hard copy or a more accessible version of the policy, please contact us. Appointments can be made with staff at the school if necessary.
Click here for our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Policy (pdf).
Forthcoming Events
Click here to see our careers timetable for the Spring Term.
For information on Sixth Form and College open events, click here.
Careers News
Throughtout the academic year, pupils from all year groups take part in the Into University programme. Into University provides local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. Each local centre offers an innovative programme that supports young people to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration. Initiatives running as part of the Into University programme include Choosing Success, Maths in the City, Leadership in Focus and a Day of University.


To read about our Year 9 Into University Leadership in Focus programme, click here.
Click here to read about our recent Careers Fair.
Useful Information for Parents/Carers and Pupils

To view the 2016 ranking of the A-Level schools in London and a list of all London Sixth Forms and Colleges, click here.
For a list of University Technical Colleges, click here
Click here for information on what you can do as a parent/carer to support your child.

Students have access to many activities which enable them to develop their leadership skills and consider future career opportunities. (Ofsted, 2014)