Click on an icon below to prepare for each stage of the programme:

Connect &

Achieve (S3)

SRM

Conversation

Intro session

Are you ready?

After your Programme Manager introduces you by email to your pupil, send them your introductory "hello" email as soon as you can (you can use our template here).

To help you both feel really prepared for the programme, we recommend you schedule a 10 minute introductory session to test the tech and get to know each other a little better before you launch into the programme content, a day or so before your first scheduled session.
GOALS:
  1.  Test the technology
  2. Get to know your pupils (and let them get to know you)!
Don't worry if you can't schedule this initial session - if you're getting behind time wise, just launch in with the first session (see below).
Remember, you should schedule 1-2hours for each of your remaining sessions, to a cumulative total of 6 hours of coaching.
Are you ready for your sessions?
Before each session, ensure you have ticked off the checklists!
PREPARE!
  1. Introduce yourself to your pupil using our template email (or send your own).
  2. Practise using Vedamo. (You can remind yourself about how to use Vedamo with this 5 minute video here).
  3. Schedule a tech-test session on Vedamo. Invite your pupil through Vedamo and make sure they check their spam for the email invitation. 
In session:
  1. Have a 10 minute test session and chat with your pupil.
  2. Schedule  a time for your next session/all of your sessions.
  3. Ensure that your pupil has completed the pre-programme survey before S1 (link here)
 

Session 1

Discover

The Discover stage is vital for building a relationship with your pupil and having your pupil reflect on who they are and what they care about in relation to their future careers. 
GOALS:
  1. Gain a greater understanding of your pupil's personality, interests, motivations and skills.
  2. Consider what matters to your pupil in a fulfilling career.
  3. Discover sectors that are right for your pupil.

Discover

ACTIVITIES:
  1. What do you want to achieve?
  2. What have you already thought about?
  3. What motivates you?
  4. Strengths and skills
PREPARE!
  1. Schedule your session with your pupil
  2. Send them a reminder email about the session and to complete the Pre-Programme Survey (their IR task)
  3. Watch the video and read the coach facilitation notes.
YOUR PUPIL'S PREP FOR SESSION 1
  1. ​Schedule your session time with your coach and take a note of when it is.
  2. Complete the pre-programme survey.
The worksheets for your pupil's Independent Research is linked to the right (it's just the survey this week!):
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Session 2

Explore

The Explore stage is your pupil's opportunity to dig deeper in to their top sector so they can make an informed decision when selecting their top career. 
GOALS:
  1. Gain more knowledge about your pupil's top job sectors and careers.
  2. Think about what your pupil needs to know about each career to make an informed decision.
  3. Reflect on your pupil's research and identify what else they would like to find out. 

Explore

ACTIVITIES:
  1. My Career Longlist
  2. Career Profiles
  3. Preparing for your Sector Role Model conversation
PREPARE!
  1. Schedule your session with your pupil
  2. Remind your pupil of the time of your session and to complete their Independent Research
  3. Watch the video
YOUR PUPIL'S PREP FOR SESSION 2
  1. ​Schedule your session time with your coach and take a note of when it is.
  2. Complete your Job Sector shortlist using the Job Profiles on Career Pilot to help you find careers within each sector
The worksheet for your pupil's Independent Research is linked to the right:
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Career Advisor Opportunity

We are currently piloting working with careers advisors to further support your pupils (and you as coaches) with expert advice.
 
Our careers advisors would have an additional 30 minute session with pupils (it's up to you whether you attend too), providing specific advice about certain pathways, local labour market information, funding systems and routes into specific careers.
 
We are not able to offer this to everyone, but we are looking for a few pupils to trail this with. We are therefore asking you, as coaches, to recommend your pupil if you think they would benefit from this.
We think this is a fantastic opportunity that could particularly benefit pupils who:
  • After Session 2 are still unsure what they want to do.
  • Have selected a pathway or qualification that is complicated or requires further thought.
  • Have asked questions about a route, career or qualification that you have been unable to answer after researching.
  • Require extra support in terms of motivation or a boost to further their thinking on these subjects.
If you think your pupil would particularly benefit, please fill out this short form:
If your pupil is selected, we will be in touch with further information - the session can take place any time between the end of Session 2 and the start of Session 4.
We are still in the pilot phase of this scheme and so we won't be able to pick every pupil - if you don't hear from us 10 days after submitting your form, please carry on your sessions as usual.

Session 3

Connect & Achieve

The first part of Connect and Achieve is your pupil's chance to explore the pathways that are going to lead them towards their top careers. They will also prepare for their Sector Role Model conversation.
GOALS:
  1.  Choose the pathway that is right for you.
  2. Research and evaluate different university and/or apprenticeship courses.
  3. Prepare for the Sector Role Model conversation.
ACTIVITIES:
  1. Choosing a Pathway
  2. Choosing a Subject (university)
  3. Choosing a provider/course
  4. Provider/course profiles
  5. Preparing for your Sector Role Model conversation

Connect & Achieve

PREPARE!
  1. Schedule your session with your pupil
  2. Remind your pupil of the time of your session and to complete their Independent Research
  3. Watch the video
YOUR PUPIL'S PREP FOR SESSION 3
  1. ​Schedule your session time with your coach and take a note of when it is.
  2. Fill in the Pathways table, reflecting on the pros and cons of each route in relation to reaching
    your top careers, and your own learning preferences.
The worksheet for your pupil's Independent Research is linked to the right:
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SCOTLAND WORKSHEET:
If you're working with a pupil in Scotland, please use this document (blue highlighted) for Session 3 which includes specific resources.
 

Sector Role Model Conversation

A key part of the Connect & Achieve stage is the Sector Role Model (SRM) conversation, which is
your pupil's opportunity to hear from someone working in the industry, or studying a course, that
they are interested in.  
 
It is your responsibility to find at least one SRM for your pupil to speak to during Session 4.
Students who experience four or more activities that involve employer contact whilst at school are 5x less likely to be NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).

The Sector Role Model conversation

Start searching for your SRM(s) as soon as your pupil has chosen the career they are most interested in.

• Contact a number of people for any given profession as not everyone will reply.

• Don’t worry if you can’t find someone with the exact job title your pupil would like - as long as their career is related, it will still be beneficial.

• If your pupil has a few careers they are interested in, feel free to get answers from multiple experts.
PREPARE!
  1. Reach out to SRMs in your pupil's field.
  2. Schedule a time when your pupil, SRM and you are available.
  3. Send the SRM your pupil's questions to give them time to prepare.
  4. Send the Vedamo room link.
  5. Confirm timings.
  6. Coach sends  pupil's intro email (IR task for Session 4 - see below) to their SRM but does not include pupil.
Never give your pupil's details to the SRM - only send separate emails to the SRM and your pupil. The pupil never emails the SRM their introductory email.
Future Frontiers Network Bank
Templates for
contacting Sector Role Models

Where can I find a Sector Role Model?

⏱️SRM conversations vary in length, but last approximately 20 minutes.
👩🏽‍🔬Your SRM doesn't necessarily have to be an expert - just someone with experience of a certain sector or route.

Sourcing a Sector Role Model

 

Session 4

Connect & Achieve

The final stage of the programme and the second half of Connect and Achieve gives your pupil the chance to hear from a Sector Role Model in their desired field. They will also learn how to create a strong application and create a plan of development and next steps to put them on the path to success post-programme.
GOALS:
  1. Reflect on the Sector Role Model's answers.
  2. Create content to strengthen your pupil's applications.
  3. Agree clear next steps your pupil can take after the programme to bring them closer to achieving their aspirations.
ACTIVITIES:
  1. Your Sector Role Model Conversation and Reflections
  2. Understanding the application process
  3. Your Development Plan
  4. Pupil End Survey 
 
After the session: Coach End Survey 

Connect & Achieve

PREPARE!
  1. Schedule your session with your pupil
  2. Confirm your pupil's SRM call
  3. Remind your pupil of the time of your session and to complete their Independent Research
  4. Watch the video
YOUR PUPIL'S PREP FOR SESSION 4
  1. ​Schedule your session time with your coach and take a note of when it is.
  2. "Tell me about yourself activity".
  3. Send your SRM email to your coach 3 days before your scheduled session.
The worksheet for your pupil's Independent Research is linked to the right:
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Ending the Programme

Congratulations on finishing the Future Frontiers programme!
Don't forget to congratulate your pupil on their dedication and
achievements throughout the programme and wish them well for the future with an email (template linked below).
 
Leaving them with some words of encouragement is a lovely way to end the programme. You could reiterate some main points from their Development Plan that they can take action on in the next 6 months.
  • Thank the Sector Role Model for their time.
  • Feel proud! You've done an amazing thing, dedicating your time and effort to help a young person - well done and thank you!
Your feedback is very important to us and helps inform how we design and structure our programme. At the end of your programme please share your thoughts here in our Coach End of Programme Survey
We read every comment!
🎉Thank you for making a difference to a young person's life!🎉