Careers: Student Area

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East Durham CollegeThe fantastic curriculum team will be running live presentations with Q&A, so you can find out all about their course area and everything EDC has on offer. Check out the schedule below for the course area(s) you are interested in.

Update 27.3.2020 – Due to the current situation with Covid – 19 (Coronavirus) and the year 11’s having to leave school so quickly if anyone wishes to contact Angela Whitfield who is available by phone or email.

She can explain more about the academy and what they offer and if interested she can fill an application form out over the phone, securing a place for September or when things return to normal.

Thank you

For more information on different career pathways click on the PDF link below

  Career Pathways.PDF

Useful links below:


Grofar is a complete toolkit to support our careers service delivery within school.

Grofar will provide a range of web-based tools to assist students in their journey through school and towards career choices. These includes tools such as:

  • Careers Action Planning
  • Research tools
  • Careers diary and events
  • Skills profiling

All of these tools are housed on the internet and can be accessed from any internet-connected computer or mobile with a web-browser.

The National Career Service

This is a free service for both young people and adults. Young people aged 13 and over can use the service to find information about jobs and courses, as well as requesting 1:1 support from a qualified Adviser by ringing the helpline, emailing, texting or requesting a webchat. Call 0800 100 900 or log on to the website


Icould provides career inspiration and information for young people through free access to over 1000 personal video stories, detailed job information, plus practical tips, insight and advice.

The National Apprenticeship Service

The National Apprenticeship Service website offers guidance on how to apply for an apprenticeship including current local apprenticeship opportunities.


Find a traineeship website offers support on applying for current local traineeship opportunities

Not going to Uni

Not going to Uni is now the UK’s leading website dedicated to helping school & college leavers make informed decisions about their future by showing the opportunities that exist outside of traditional university such as apprenticeships, sponsored degrees, diplomas, gap years, distance learning and jobs. However, they are not anti-uni.

School Sixth Forms in Sunderland

St. Aidan’s Catholic Academy (boys only)

St. Anthony’s Girl’s Catholic Academy (girls only)

St. Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College

The Sixth form at Southmoor Academy

Local colleges

Sunderland College

Sunderland Sixth Form

East Durham College

Gateshead College

Newcastle College


Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear  SR3 4EE

Tel: 0191 561 5777

Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA

Tel: 0191 561 4777