Careers Advice

The term CEIAG (Careers, Education, Information, Advice & Guidance) is commonly
used to describe careers related support which basically includes any information
regarding college, university, apprenticeships, work experience or general careers

This support is crucial for Year 11 students when deciding on college opportunities. It
is highly recommended that parents accompany students on college/6th form open
day visits to show support. It is also recommended that students go on several visits
in order to compare and make well informed decisions – choosing the right college is
a big decision so needs to be well researched and given much thought.

It is becoming more important for Year 10 students to start thinking about which
college they would like to attend, it would be very useful to attend college open days
this year also in order to help make this important decision next year.

Work Experience is another valuable program that we encourage all students to
participate in during Year 10. This gives students the opportunity to experience the
“world of work” and the whole process from searching, applying and fulfilling the
placement is a great learning curve and confidence boost for students when applying
for future employment opportunities.

Mrs Kidd, the school careers adviser offers impartial advice and guidance via 1 to
1 appointments for students to discuss any college/careers related issues in
confidence. In addition, students can pop in to see Mr Cooke during break, lunch
and after school each day with any brief enquiries.

Although priority is given to Year 11 & 10, students in any Year can make an
appointment at any time with Mrs Kidd to discuss their future options.


Provider Access Policy Introduction 

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil entitlement All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;

To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events;

To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests 

Management of provider access requests Procedure A provider wishing to request access should contact Rowena Kidd, Assistant Head Teacher on  Telephone:  0161 876 1850 Email:

Opportunities for access A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers:


Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Year 7 Career carousel lessons Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities
Year 8 Career carousel lessons Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities Life Skills – assembly and tutor group opportunities
Year 9 Career carousel lessons KS4 options event Career carousel lessons
Year 10 Life Skills – work experience preparation sessions Life Skills – work experience preparation sessions Apprentice workshop & Taster college day
Year 11 Life Skills – assembly on opportunities at 16 Event for University Technical Colleges Small group sessions: future education, training and employment options


Please speak to our Careers Leader to identify the most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and facilities 

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or private meeting rooms available for discussions between the provider and students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Leader or a member of their team. Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature at the Careers Room, which is managed by Mrs Kidd and Connections. The Resource Centre is available to all students at lunch and break times.


Careers Program 2018-19

Year GroupAutumn Term 18-19Spring Term 18-19Summer Term 18-19
Year 76 week career carousel

University visit across the year
6 week career carousel

Career assemble from external speaker
6 week career carousel

8 Ways to be Great celebration
Year 86 week career carousel

Career assemble from external speaker
6 week career carousel 6 week career carousel

8 Ways to be Great celebration

Career Day
Year 96 week career carousel

Business and Further college fair
6 week career carousel

Inspirational Speaker pre options

Options evening
6 week career carousel

8 Ways to be Great celebration
Year 10
Career assemble from external speaker

Double lesson of EE

Career day with individual interviews from local Business people
Double lesson of EE

1 week work experience

UCAS forms

Taster session at Trafford College or Manchester College
Year 11Double lesson of EE

Assemblies form different business/providers

1:1 interview with Connections

College open days visits

Working breakfast/lunch with local Business people
Double lesson of EE

1:1 interview with Connections

Growth Company working with individuals who have applied for Apprenticeships


Useful Links

This is a great online resource to explore any career you can think of. It has a useful
tool where you are asked several questions and it “matches” your characteristics to
recommended careers/jobs. It is useful just to browse the thousands of career types
available, simply type in a key word and all related career possibilities are shown.
Information such as job description, required qualifications and average salary, as
well as useful related links will be displayed.

UCAS Progress
This is the platform where students will apply online for traditional college and
apprenticeship courses in Year 11. Here you will find extensive information on
specific colleges, providers and course content. Lots of useful tips, guides and
information such as how to write a good personal statement.

The Russell Group
Advice on the best subject choices for a wide range of university courses as well as
advice if you are unsure of what to study after school and need to keep your options

The national site with useful information about apprenticeships and traineeships and
how to apply, including current vacancies.

Trafford Connexions provide support to students during school and when they have
left on a variety of issues such as benefits, housing, health, money, training and

National Careers Service

The website provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work

Code of Practice School and College 2017