Helping You Get Job Ready

We understand that you need more than just qualifications to secure the job you want.

We work hard to help our students progress into employment, and have recently been awarded an Employability Chartermark by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership in recognition of this.

Our services have recently been re-accredited with the MATRIX standard which highlights excellence in delivery of Information, Advice & Guidance.

As a student at the College, we will help you to develop your employability skills.


We do this in a number of ways: 

  • As part of your study programme

  • Through our online Moodle resources and support

  • During your group tutorials

  • Through our 'Passport' programme, which enables you to gather together a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates the skills and experience you've developed whilst studying with us

Information, Advice and Guidance at Study Hubs

Whichever centre you study at, you will have access to a Study Hub, a one-stop shop for all your study and support needs. Through this service you will be able to access a range of information, advice and guidance. Our Learner Services Advisors can advise you on further study at City of Bristol College, student finance and funding as well as wider careers advice. We have the tools and experience to help you move forward.

To find out more, email us at


Need help choosing local training courses or deciding on your change of career? Looking for assistance in your job search, or writing your CV or job application? Our trained advisers are here to help you.

We work in conjunction with the National Careers Service and offer free face-to-face adult appointments with their advisers at some of our centres.

School Leavers

If you’re ready to move to the next stage of your education and training, we can help you move forward.

Our advisers can help you choose a training route that will lead to your chosen career goal. We can talk you through different types of qualifications, such as A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships, whilst explaining how these fit into your overall career path. Whatever your goal we can help you plan the route.

  • Not sure if College is the right choice for you? Come along to one of our open events and speak with our advisers about your course options in the College environment. We work closely with tutors to get you the information that counts.
  • Worried about your exam results? Our GCSE advice sessions take place every summer on results day. Whatever your grades we can offer advice and guidance to get you onto a suitable course and headed for your ultimate career goal.

University and College Admissions Service (UCAS)

Thinking of taking a university course after completing your studies? Whether you are worried about recent changes to fees and funding, looking for advice on the new UCAS tariff or need support applying through UCAS - we're here to help. 

We're here to help guide and support you through the whole process of researching and applying for your university education.

Our study coaches have a wealth of resources and knowledge that can help you at any stage of your journey. You can also access information and resources about completing your UCAS application via Moodle. We also work closely with local universities to make sure you always have the most up-to-date information. 

Support For Parents & Carers

Get the information you need to help your child make the right choices at 14, 16 and 18 through the Careerpilot website, aimed at young people, and the new Parent Zone aimed at parents and carers.

Careerpilot is a free website helping 13—19 year olds in the South West plan their future study and work and has a lot of useful information for young people and parents.

The Careerpilot Parent Zone can help you as a parent/carer get answers to the career questions you want to ask, about:

• Choices at 14, 16 and 18;

• Further Education College;

• Apprenticeships and Traineeships;

• Higher Education (including HE provided at local colleges);

• Job sectors and growth;

• Funding and support.

Click here for more useful links.