Introducing young people to the world of work and higher education
An extensive careers guidance programme for Welsh students planning to do their GCSEs. CymruQuest matches students’ interests and abilities with appropriate career areas and helps them to make soundly based and well-researched decisions.
Experience the joy of discovery
CymruQuest analyses individual student responses to 300 questions, and produces an Interest Profile based on over 50 broad career areas. Students are given personal use of an online research platform with unlimited access to WORKBRIEF: a comprehensive, up-to-date source of almost 500 careers.
Age 14 – 17 years
An Introduction to Careers
CymruQuest builds a clear picture of a young person’s strongest occupational and academic interests, as well as their related abilities and personal qualities. In addition to detailing careers with which the student is likely familiar, it also highlights new possibilities that they may not have previously considered. Results are broken down into well-matched career areas (e.g. law) and related careers (e.g. barrister, solicitor).
CymruQuest helps students by:
CymruQuest helps students by:
Frequently Asked Questions
Supporting Materials and Resources
WORKBRIEF is accessed by students completing CymruQuest via their Student Portal. Careers are presented to the students using the acronym WORKBRIEF, headed as below
These headings co-ordinate with the career analysis forms used in the CymruQuest results report and career directory.
DegreeCourseDescriptions is available as an online licensed resource, as part of the MyUniChoices programme.
The descriptions cover over 110 degree course areas, giving information and guidance not easily available elsewhere. They are written by heads of department and senior lecturers at major universities – people who have expert knowledge of their courses from the inside, and understand the doubts and difficulties facing students.
Each description gives an overview of a typical course area, its content, career opportunities, related degrees, recommended reading and websites.
Additionally, each course has a Self-Check Questionnaire so that students can assess the suitability of a course (or make comparisons with another) using a list of 20 relevant items.
Each student is given access to their own Student Portal where they receive feedback, carry out research, and reflect on their findings. The Student Portal has numerous tools to assist with the student’s decision-making, eg. students can complete action plans and personal reflections. Students have the opportunity to revisit the programme as often as they like.
MyHQ is an online administration system for staff. It provides an archive for all CymruQuest, MyAptitude, and MyUniChoices reports and enables staff to monitor the students’ progress. This facility ensures tutorial work and interviewing can take place seamlessly. There is also access to MyFutureChoice’s online resource library which include PowerPoint presentations, parent brochures, and other supportive documentation.
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