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Below are useful resources and events to support students, parents and staff.


National Careers Week 2023 - LIVE CAREERS FAIR for students in year 10,11,12,13

This is a really good opportunity for our students to engage in a live, online careers fair in the middle of National Careers Week (Weds 8 March).
Students can look into University and  Apprentership opportunities in multiple different areas and careers. 

  • The Next Steps Fair - an online, interactive LIVE careers fair during NCW for students and parents, featuring a wide range of employers and universities. For students in Year 10 and above. Weds 8th March, 4.30pm onwards. 

West Herts College – Spring Open Days

Join us for our upcoming Spring Open Days, the perfect chance to find out about the exciting options available to school leavers.

Hemel Hempstead Open Day – Saturday 25 February 9.30am – 12.30pm
Watford Open Day – Saturday 4 March 9.30am – 1pm

Why visit a West Herts College Open Day?

An Open Day is the perfect chance to tour and explore our campus and facilities, speak to our expert tutors, support staff, and discover the course that matches your ambitions. Click here to see what you can expect at one of our Open Days.

Book your place
If you book your place in advance, you’ll have a faster check in on arrival - plus you’ll be able to grab a free hot drink voucher.

Click here to book your place.

If you have any questions then please contact the admissions team on 01923 812345, email or visit to use the live chat feature. 

Careers and Apprenticeship Fairs 2023

HOP Webinars for students

During the COVID-19 lockdown, schools across the UK were unable to meet the requirement to provide students with at least one meaningful encounter with an employer per year, traditionally achieved through careers talks and work experience opportunities. These encounters are a vital part of careers education, with research linking them to increased motivation, aspiration, and a greater chance for future success in the workplace.

So to support this Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP) have launched a new series of webinars featuring interviews with local employers. 

HOPinto Video - Film, Media & Creative

A set of videos focusing on Hertfordshire's Film, Media and Creative sector.  

T Levels

T Levels are qualifications combining classroom learning, alongside an industry placement and they are designed for young people as an option following GCSEs (post-16). See attachments below on the new Technical Level qualifications.

What are T Levels?

T Levels Update

Parents & Carers

Here is an interesting link to some Labour Market Information (LMI) for Hertfordshire:

YouTube Link to Hertfordshire LMI


Linking Curriculum to Careers - My Learning, My Future

My Learning My Future is a suite of Benchmark 4 resources to support subject teaching staff, from over 20 subjects at KS3 & 4, to engage students in curriculum learning by highlighting the relevance of their subjects to future careers and opportunities.

My Learning My Future | CEC Resource Directory (

HOP LMI lesson plans available

What is LMI, Growing Employment Sectors, The Right Career for You, My Dream WEX, FE & HE Options, Herts Skills Framework ( 6 lesson plans with powerpoint and activity ) Lesson Plans in Career Advice | Schools in Hertfordshire | HOP (