Careers advice

Careers advice

Barnet and Southgate College is committed to providing quality careers information and advice in line with the following government guidelines:
Statements from Careers Guidance for further education and sixth form colleges (2018)

Who are the Careers Team?

The Careers Team is here to help you to make the right choices about your future. The service provided is accredited to the Matrix Standard Award for information, advice and guidance and the team were identified as a strength during a Matrix Inspection of Student Services in March 2018.

‘The Careers team was highly valued by the students interviewed for the effective way in which help was provided’

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Ofsted also identified careers advice and guidance as a headline strength in their inspection of the college in December 2018:

‘Adult students and those on 16-19 study programmes receive high quality careers advice and guidance which help them to move on to further study or employment…. Careers advisers are well qualified and give relevant and valuable information to the students’

What help can I get if I am a student?

1. Careers interviews with highly trained careers advisers (minimum of Level 6 careers qualification) via appointments or drop-in sessions. You can get advice about any of the following:

  • Career choices
  • Course choices including university choices and applications
  • Searching for jobs, apprenticeships and voluntary work
  • CVs, application forms, interview skills, other selection processes eg Skype & group interviews, assessment centres

2. A programme of careers workshops and events (for full-time students aged 16-18 years old)  

The CAREERS POLICY provides more detail about the careers support that you are entitled to receive during your time at Barnet and Southgate College.

What help can I get if I am not a student but I need advice about courses at Barnet and Southgate College?

Careers interviews with highly trained careers advisers (minimum of Level 6 careers qualification) via appointments to help you to choose the right course at Barnet and Southgate College. These appointments are available from September-June. 

Short drop-in sessions with careers advisers during enrolment (August/September) and college open days (throughout the year) to help you to choose the right course at Barnet and Southgate College.

NB: We do not provide general careers advice unless you are a student at the college. If you are not a student but you would like some careers advice, please contact the National Careers Service - Tel. 0800 100 900

How can I get help from a careers adviser?

Call 020 3764 4403 to book an appointment with a careers adviser or to get details about drop-in sessions. If you are a student, you can also come into the LRC at any of the main college campuses and request help from a careers adviser.

Email with any enquiries or requests

How do I do my own careers research?

If you would like to do your own research into topics such as careers, courses, apprenticeships, voluntary work, self-employment and the job market including salaries and areas of skills shortages, there are lots of good websites around to help you. This list shows some of these websites. This is not a complete list of all the websites available but hopefully, it gives you a few places to start!

You may also want to look at Career Coach -

Career Coach shows learners and advisers how to get wherever they want to go, puts critically important jobs information at everyone’s fingertips, and is now incorporated into all of our full and part time course listings

Click here to see our College section on the Career Coach website


Contact details

For any further information or comments/suggestions about the careers service at Barnet and Southgate College:

Tricia Curran - Careers Lead

Barnet and Southgate College

Southgate Campus

High St, London N14 6BS

0202 3764 4167