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Specialist Careers Advisers

Specialist Careers Adviser

The Specialist Careers Team have created a helpful booklet all about 'What's next? Life, learning and work' which is designed to outline the options for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities principally with Education
Health and Care Plans.

Who we help- they are a team of advisers who support young people with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) who are in education and training.

They work with young people aging from 13-25 years old who are at either; a secondary school in York, attending local and specialist colleges or those who are with personalised learning and training providers.

How they help- they provide confidential and impartial advice, guidance and information which aims to help to prepare young people to make choices and plan their futures. They advise the young person on education, further learning options and also offer guidance on their participation in wider society.

They take time to find out about the young person’s hopes and ambitions and can also help them with planning taster sessions and arranging visits to different services.

They also offer advice and information to parents and carers which helps them in the forward planning for when their young person starts making these transitions/ taking the steps forward  towards adulthood. As part of the EHCP reviews the support is offered to the young people themselves, their families and carers right up until they leave school or college.

Advice is also offered on co-ordinated personalised learning programmes- these programmes are education alternatives for students who need more flexible programmes and also venues.

Specialist Careers Advisers also work closely with members of the transition teams- this team includes support from social workers, care managers and the York Independent Living and Travel Skills (YILTS) service.


How to get in touch:


Phone: 01904 552086

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