Support & Advice

Careers Advice

There has never been a time when career guidance has been as important for young people as it is today. The landscape of education, training and employment opportunities that students need to navigate is more complex and more challenging than that faced by previous generations.

At Discovery College, we offer advice and guidance to ensure all our students are in a great position and ready to enter the next part of their career journey. We support students in making well-informed decisions by providing access to impartial and independent information and guidance about the range of options (including academic, vocational, apprenticeships) that will help them to achieve their ambitions. By supporting students with decisions at crucial stages, informing them of all their options and introducing them to the world of work, we aim to prepare them for whichever pathway they choose.

Click here to view our 2021/22 PSHE offer.

Gatsby Benchmarks

We measure our career programme (CEIAG) against the Good Career Guidance report which identifies the set of 8 Gatsby benchmarks that we use as a framework for improving our Careers provision.
These are:
1: A Stable Careers Programme
2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
3: Addressing the Needs of Each Pupil
4: Linking Curriculum to Careers
5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
6: Experiences of Workplaces
7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
8: Personal Guidance

For further guidance, please see sections below.

Information for Students and Parents

Choices at 18
Support in College
World of Work
Work Experience


Information for Employers

Employers and Visiting Speakers


Information for Staff

Staff Career Resources

Additional Needs

We are an inclusive college that strives to ensure that all students receive the support they need to succeed. If a students has specific educational needs this will be discussed at interview and an individual support plan will be put in place.


Our Personal Social and Health Education offer ensures that our students leave college prepared for adulthood and the workplace.
Our comprehensive programme includes workshops for sexual health, careers guidance, health & wellbeing and more.

Finance & Fees

Course Fees

There are no course fees for Discovery College students aged between 16-18.  Additionally, we offer the following assistance:

Free Uniform

Following the successful completion of the 3 week induction period uniforms will be purchased for all students free of charge.

Free School Meals

Full time college students who were previously eligible for free school meals will be able to continue to claim meals at College. 


Full time college students may be eligible for an education bursary to support with any costs associated with their studies, e.g transport, stationary etc.

We promote British Values

Discovery College delivers workshops and sessions to promote topics around British Values.