Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance

If you need advice on:

  • further learning and qualifications
  • finding a job or choosing a career path
  • apprenticeships
  • work experience or volunteering

We can support you by offering the following:

  • impartial course advice to help you choose the right course
  • up-to-date information on course fees and any additional costs or requirements associated with a course
  • support with sourcing a work experience placement
  • a meeting with our Quality Officer for Additional Learning Support if you need additional need help with your learning
  • information on next steps and progression routes, including career development opportunities
  • information about financial assistance and learning loans you may be entitled to
  • information about support with the cost of childcare whilst you study
  • referrals to the National Careers Service for a 1:1 appointment with a specialist advisor who can help with finding a course, job and or career pathway.

Please speak to our Team about accessing any of this support. They will be able to organise an appointment with the relevant person or service. Alternatively you can speak directly to your Tutor or any member of college staff.


We also operate a Careers Hub on Mondays and Fridays, in between 10am and 3pm in the College Café.  Our aim is to provide information and advice to anyone over the age of 19 who is actively looking for: full or part-time employment, volunteering opportunities, Apprenticeshipsfurther learningwork experience or work placement.

For more information, please contact or call 0345 842 0012.



Matrix Accreditation

New Directions College holds full and current Matrix Accreditation and is assessed annually against the standards. The matrix Standard is the Department for Education’s (DfE) standard for ensuring the quality of the delivery of high-quality information, advice and guidance. The Department for Education supports the matrix Standard as the quality framework for accrediting information, advice and guidance contracts including the National Careers Service, its subcontractors and other services delivered on behalf of the Education Skills Funding Agency.

To understand the Matrix Accreditation further, you can download the detailed assessment criteria from the Matrix Website.