Start - Online Careers Platform



Start is an online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines the most comprehensive source of information with a personalised experience and career planning tools, helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study and career options, as well as developing their employability. Start includes: 

A student profile: students build their profile and access personalised study and career information.

Modules: activities to guide students through the information on Start at the right time.

Up to date information: engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work.

Locker: an online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CVs.

Employability action plan: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.

Help your child to explore their future

All students at Goffs-Churchgate have been provided with log in details for this website and will be signposted to various aspects of it throughout the year, as well as having the opportunity to explore the information within it independently.

How should my child use it?

Your child will personalise their profile on Start with details about their skills, qualities, interests and work preferences. This provides a starting point for them to explore information matched to their personal preferences and interests. As they update their profile, Start will personalise this information, helping them to navigate the thousands of jobs, courses, providers and opportunities available. Start will help students to understand where they are on their journey and what’s important as they make their choices at GCSE, post-16 and post-18.

We encourage you to use Start with your child at home. Encourage them to rate jobs, qualifications, colleges or universities so that we can see their preferences in order to support them better.

What if I want to use Start myself?

Parents can also use Start to find out more about jobs, training and study opportunities for yourself. Please do not log in using your child's user details and instead register yourself using the steps outlined below, creating your own username and password.

For more information on Start or the support available for your son or daughter, please contact Sarah Baker Vice-Principal.

How to Register: Parent Guide

Welcome to Start!

These instructions explain how to register for Start. To create your own username and password, please follow the simple steps below.

  • Enter your first name, surname, email address, postcode and gender

Tip: if you forget your username or password we will use the email address you provide to send you a reminder

  • Choose a memorable username and a secure password and click Get Started
  • Click Login enter your username and password. Click Login


The first time you log in you will be required to complete the following:

  • Select I am a Parent and would like to use Start with my children.