Strategic Careers Plan 2023-2025


This Strategic plan was created by the Careers Leader,

“Your aspirations are your possibilities“

At KITE College we are passionate about developing learners’ aspirations, skills and confidence to enable them to achieve their future ambitions and become role models for others. We aim to provide a comprehensive programme of careers information, advice and guidance, to support curriculum content and work-related learning and experience, in order to prepare our learners and their parents/carers for their next step in their career journey into apprenticeships, traineeships, employment or further education at another establishment. Our aim at KITE College is to raise the aspirations and achievements of our learners and equip them with the skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding to enable success.


KITE college is a specialist independent Post 16 provision delivering Vocational qualifications to young people in Kent who all have Education and Health Care plans. KITE opened in September 2021 and provides specialist support for learners with a range of barriers to learning, we meet the needs of learners who have varied Social Emotional and Mental Health needs. Many of our learners are considered vulnerable and who, for a range of reasons have failed to thrive in mainstream settings. Some have diagnosed Emotional School Based Anxiety and have been out of education for some time. However, KITE prides itself in providing an inclusive learning environment where learners are successfully able to reengage with education. Our comprehensive Personal Development program runs through all vocational courses and is taught discretely. It is implicit in all aspects of college life.


KITE is an independent Post 16 provider in Kent, all learners have an Education and Health Care plan. Our current formal admission number is approximately 100 learners. 

Learners attend from Kent, Medway and other Local Authorities.


 “ Your aspirations are your possibilities “ 

• to become the best version of themselves.
• to be confident, independent and raise their aspirations.
• to succeed in their next steps of Education, Training and Employment.
• to make valuable contributions in wider life and the community.


• To embed our Vision & Values and ensure they inform all aspects of our practice.

• To provide 1-1 Careers Advice from an independent Careers Advisor.

• To secure destinations for learners moving on from college.

• To enable learners to have a realistic experience of life in the workplace.

Objective 1: BM 1,2,5

Intent: Create a culture of high aspirations through a fully embedded careers education, advice information and guidance programme

ActionsImpactTimeframeLead ByRAG
Implement a Careers Programme across the whole College through the Personal Development programmeTo enable each learner to develop their own personal career pathwayOngoingRC/SMu
In all lessons learners’ pathways are linked to their learningLearners will have a better understanding of why they are learning which in turn will raise aspirationsOngoingRC/Tutors
Each curriculum area has improved links with businesses and employers to support curriculum deliveryFoster a culture of leadership in all staff roles and develop responsibility and accountability.OngoingTutors


Objective 1: BM 1,2,3,8

Intent: To raise and track learner engagement within the careers programme and ensuring learners receive 1-1 Careers advice.

ActionsImpactTimeframeLead ByRAG
All learners have created a profile on UNIFROG to record their careers pathwayLearners and staff to record all individual and group careers engagements with staff CPD to show how to record and access the informationEnd of term 1RC
All careers activities will be recorded on UNIFROG with all staff having access across the CollegeEmbed the use of UNIFROG to learners and staffOngoingRC/Tutors
To Continue working with a range of employers to ensure learners have at least one workplace visit per year and have 1 encounter with an employerEach Curriculum area is responsible for one encounter with an employer once a yearAt least once per academic yearLead tutors


Objective 1: BM 1,5,6

Intent: To further opportunities for preparing learners for Employment, Education & Training next steps

ActionsImpactTimeframeLead ByRAG
Building a network of local businesses and employers and develop a database of employers for WEX.To enable learners to have access to good quality work experience to allow them to experience life in the workplace and help raise aspirations.Networking meeting termlyRC
Year 2 learners to have completed Work experience by the end of the academic year and had a meaningful experience of the workplace (Workplace visit)Enabling learners to have a realistic experience of life in the workplace and understand workplace expectations.End of Year 2RC
To embed a dynamic approach to careers education through varied approaches: CXK (Independent Careers Advice) Visiting professionalsLearners gain first-hand experience of workplace opportunities and career options in a variety of approaches and industries


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