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The College has its own Careers Advisor, Carol Charnock who has an office in the Library on the top floor of the main block. Students can arrange to meet with Charnock for a 1-1 discussion, by making an appointment at the Library desk or by email.

Carol has expertise in HE applications, apprenticeships and employer links, and is also able to provide you with up-to-date information, advice and guidance on local job vacancies and employer developments and initiatives.

The Careers Advisor works closely with Progress Tutors and Senior Tutors, Heads of Department & Course Leaders and Subject Teachers, so that a comprehensive Careers and Higher Education programme is delivered with the best interests of all students at heart.


Carol is available for 1:1 discussions from day one of your time at SJR.

To contact Carol to make an appointment or for some information/guidance, please email:

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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