Volunteering and Gap Years

An important aspect of gaining experience for UCAS personal statements and CVs is encouraging students to volunteer, either via Community Service in the Sixth Form, by taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme or by independently volunteering with an organisation outside of Eltham College. Gap Year planning is very important in order that students gain the best experience possible during their time out of education and work. Many transferrable skills are learnt during a well-planned Gap Year and can be very useful moving into the next stage of higher education or work.