Local Quality Awards

Work placements are available with local employers from private and public sectors of industry, commerce and education. All Sixth Form students are given the opportunity to spend up to three weeks in work placements and Year 10 are given the opportunity of a one week placement.

The Quality Award in CEIAG (Prospects) meets the requirements fully for national validation by the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS).

Feedback from the Assessment Team

Sandwell Academy have been awarded the Quality Award for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance from Prospects at the highest, Gold Standard level.

The Quality Award in CEIAG is nationally validated by the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS)

The Accreditation Board praised the work of the vibrant, central careers team, noting the sheer scope of the work that goes on to prepare all your students for the next stage of their learning and career journey. They noted how careers is embedded into school life and the close working links between careers and all departments.

Sandwell Academy is the first Sandwell institution to be awarded the Gold Standard – joining a select group of 8 institutions at present that have been awarded the highest accolade