Unifrog – The Complete Destinations Platform
In keeping with our commitment to provide students with outstanding careers guidance and tailored support when choosing their next step after school, we use Unifrog; an award-winning, online careers platform. All students in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 have access to this excellent website.
The Unifrog platform is designed to support learners in making the most informed decisions about their futures and has a range of tools that are suitable for all year groups. Each student has their own personal account that provides a wide range of information related to their interests and aspirations. Key features of the platform include:
- Exploring Pathways – personality quizzes, career and subject profiles, MOOCs and webinars
- Recording – self-reflection about extracurricular activities and key employability skills
- Opportunities – search tools showing live vacancies/courses/placements for apprenticeships, universities (in the UK and abroad), FE, virtual work experience and much more
- Applications – tools to help students build applications for a range of pathways (e.g., CVs, Personal Statements, Common App Essays)
Students login to Unifrog using their email address and password and they can do so from any computer, tablet or smartphone. We would encourage you to use the platform alongside your son/daughter so you can support them through the process of deciding their next steps.
We have also set up a parent login so that you can use Unifrog as if you were a student yourself, allowing you to support your child throughout the process but not interfere unduly! The sign up code you need is: SCNZparents (until Dec 2023, it will then update) and you can sign up here: www.unifrog.org/code. This code will be live until August 24, once you are in the platform you will however retain access at any time.
Some great links to help you understand how to use Unifrog best
Specific tasks will be uploaded onto your portal weekly, you will also prepare and search for your University and Apprenticeship applications on the Unifrog Portal
How to use to Skills tool to record your skills and activites tools for applications and interviews
Extra and supracurricular work-you will need to do this for Uni applications MooCs are a great way of showing off your knowledge
Unifrog Quick Tasks - KS5
How do I get logged in?
- Open the welcome email in your school inbox and follow the instructions to create your account. You should have had one of these in Year 10/11
I can’t find a welcome email?
- Check your spam/junk folder
- If you still can’t find it, head to https://www.unifrog.org/sign-in and click ‘Reset password / Resend welcome email’
Here are some quick tasks you can complete in Unifrog! Once you’re logged in, these will help you to see what options are available to you and understand what your next steps might be.
If you haven’t already done so, login to Unifrog and complete the Personality Profile.
If you’ve already done this but it was over 6 months ago, it’s a good idea to take the quiz again, as our personalities are changing and developing all the time. This is a fun task that will allow you to learn a little about yourself and the different careers which you might enjoy in the future.
Here is a short video that explains how the Personality Profile works: Student- Using the Personality Profiling tool
Once you’ve completed the Personality Profile, check out your results! Here you will find a link to the careers and subjects that you might be interested in.
Using the links explore the suggested careers and subjects and favourite at least one of each in the respective libraries.
These short videos explain how the Careers and Subjects libraries work:
Using the information found in the careers and subjects’ profiles you have liked, investigate the following:
- What are the entry requirements you will need?
- Are there any specific grades or qualifications that will be required?
In your favourite careers profile, the entry requirements section explains what pathways are available for you to access your chosen career (i.e., university, apprenticeship).
- If a university degree is needed, what subject could you study; if an apprenticeship is an option, what standard/sector could this be in?
Now, using either the University or Apprenticeships search tool on Unifrog, complete a shortlist.
These videos explain how each tool works: