A Bexley secondary school has introduced a new online careers guidance programme to help senior students prepare for their future outside of school.

Bexleyheath Academy, working in partnership with the BeReady organisation, has launched the ‘Remarkable Futures: BeReady Lifeskills Programme’, in a bid to aid year 11 and 13 students amid the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic.

The platform consists of 14 accredited online learning modules which focus on developing student’s employability skills.

Lessons cover everything from developing a ‘personal brand’, to attending university, to starting the job hunt.

At the end of each module, which include videos, quizzes, and workbooks, students take a short quiz to test their understanding, with a certificate to recognise their success.

The platform also provides the option to research degree programmes, virtual open days and university webinars, as well as a live feed to the national apprenticeship service.

“We wanted to launch this programme to make sure our students still have every opportunity to develop – and to demonstrate they have developed – the skills they’ll need for the world of work,” Graeme Napier, principal at Bexleyheath Academy, said.

“This programme will help provide them with a secure baseline of skills so that they can be confident in taking that next step and go on to reach their full potential.”