Parents and Carers – Careers Advice and Guidance

At Barnfield College we value the input of our students’ Parents and Carers when it comes to planning their next steps. Parents and Carers can have a huge influence on a young person’s decision when it comes to choosing a course, career and method of study, so we’ve compiled useful resources and information to help our network of Parents and Carers provide advice and guidance.


Careers Advice and Guidance at College
Our GAP team has qualified careers specialists who help our students plan the best route towards their intended destination. Some students will have a clear path in mind to reach their dream job, whilst others will need help exploring the options that are available to them. To help our students plan for a future full of opportunity they’ll develop a personal careers plan with the GAP team which will have bespoke targets that are relevant to their chosen sector.


Students can book 1:1 Careers Advice and Guidance sessions via the GAP website here, or by simply dropping in to see the GAP team on campus. 

Work Experience
We’ve teamed up with local employers to bring our students GAP. On-the-job training to give students the skills and experiences that will help them to land a great first job.

Students will target the skills needed for success in ways which suit them and the employer, meaning they’ll be busy every time they go to work and can expect to be completely involved in projects and tasks.


Local Labour Market Information
The College uses Labour Market Information to inform its curriculum planning, that means that we’re constantly adding new courses and opportunities to meet the needs of local employers and prepare our students for the job opportunities of the future. 

We know that a big part of the decision making process when choosing a course will be considering the job opportunities that are available locally and further afield. We encourage all of our students to find out more about the Local Labour Market information for Luton and Bedfordshire by visiting our GAP website:

If you would like to find out more about GAP, work experience opportunities or book a 1:1 session then head over to our GAP website. You can also contact the GAP team directly for help planning your son or daughter’s next steps by emailing or calling 01582 569569.