CEIAG

What is Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)?

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programmes are recognised to have a significant contribution in preparing young people for the opportunities, responsibilities and life experience post Oulder Hill.

The programmes unique to Oulder Hill provide our pupils with the information to make informed decisions and manage their transitions into Post 16 education and future work places. We therefore strive to conform to the current ‘’best practices’’ in CEIAG, as laid down in government directives, and subsequently continuously review and update our provision through partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Connexions and Universities).

Oulder Hill is committed to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Year 7-11, in partnership with outside agencies (Colleges, 6th Forms, Apprenticeship providers, Universities, UTCs (University Technical Colleges) and Rochdale Borough Councils commissioned providers for the Support and Guidance Service, Positive Steps).

The Careers programme is designed to meet the needs of all students at Oulder Hill. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development. The careers programme includes career sessions, career guidance activities, whole school activities (Choices fair) and other outside interventions.

The CEIAG Team

Oulder Hill have a team of staff who work together to deliver quality and impartial CEIAG. They are:

Mrs L Farrell
Assistant Head Teacher responsible for CEIAG

email: Lucy.Farrell@oulderhill-school.com

Mrs S Gartside
CEIAG Coordinator

email: Susan.Gartside@Oulderhill-school.com

Mrs Lynsey Lovelock
Positive Steps Advisor

email: LynseyLovelock@positive-steps.org.uk
She is in school Tuesdays and Fridays.

The Oulder Hill Offer

Year 7 Offer at Oulder Hill – Careers Education, information Advice and Guidance.
Term Activity Learning Outcome Who/when?
1 Library Talk To introduce pupils to key members of staff within the library and their role. Karen McCarry (Librarian) – During English Lessons
2 Careers Fair Pupils to engage positively with several Post 16 providers to gain knowledge and impartial advice – Colleges, 6th Forms, Training, Apprenticeships, universities etc. Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 7th March 2019
1 Assemblies Up to date information on Careers. Impartial advice and guidance on all aspects of Careers. Key Staff – Ongoing throughout the Year
1-3 Positive Steps Pupils to have impartial advice and guidance regarding post 16 choices. Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps advisor) – Tuesday and Friday all year
1 Expressive Arts week To experience different encounters in the EARTS industry through dance, drama, art and music EARTS department – January 2019
1-3 Student Ambassadors To understand other pupils experiences and pathways to help inform decisions on their own careers pathways All Staff – ongoing throughout the year
2

PSCHEE SOW –

Self – Awareness

·         To think about what they want from life.

·         Pupils to make assessments of their likes and dislikes.

·         Pupils are aware of their strengths and interests and reflect this in their ambitions.

·         To know some different types of jobs and how they can have a different value.

·         To understand that all jobs have positive and negative aspects.

·         To know who to ask for help and understand how things can change in the future.

Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) and Form Tutors – 1 hour during PSCHEE for term 2

 

 

Year 8 Offer at Oulder Hill – Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance.
Term Activity Learning Outcome Who/when?
1-3 Positive Steps Pupils to have impartial advice and guidance regarding post 16 choices. Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps advisor) – Tuesday and Friday all year
1 Expressive Arts week To experience different encounters in the EARTS industry through dance, drama, art and music EARTS department – January 2019
1-3 Student Ambassadors To understand other pupils experiences and pathways to help inform decisions on their own careers pathways All Staff – ongoing throughout the year
2 PSCHEE SOW – It is time to choose.

·         To know what they are good at and enjoy.

·         To understand the difference between a job and a career.

·         To understand that a job can require many skills.

·         To understand the difference between smart targets and goals.

·         To know that different subjects and activities develops different skills.

·         To know the different courses available at KS4.

·         To understand and know the progression routes of Post 16.

·         To know the benefits of looking at Labour Market information.

·         To Know where pupils can find post 18 information.

Susan Gartside (CEIAG Cordinator) and Form Tutors – 1 hour during PSCHEE for term 2
2 Careers Fair Pupils to engage positively with several Post 16 providers to gain knowledge and impartial advice – Colleges, 6th Forms, Training, Apprenticeships, universities etc Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 7th March 2019
2 Options Evening Pupils to understand what subjects they will need to study for their chosen career Mel Ottley O’Connor – (AHT Curriculum) – 7th March 2019
1 Enterprise Event

·         Develop effective team working skills – employability skills

·         Be creative and explore ideas

·         Use reasoning and logic skills

·         Present our ideas in a meaningful way

Trade Wind – 4th September 2019
2 SLT Interviews To ensure that all pupils have chosen the appropriate subjects for them to achieve their post 16 choices All SLT members – 27th March 2019
1 Post 16 Pathways To understand all post 16 pathways after Oulder Hill Lucy Farrell (AHT CEIAG) – 20th December 2018
2 Crag Rats

• Self evaluation

• What they can aspire to and how to get there

• How to identify their unique individual qualities and promote them

• How to work effectively in a workplace environment with others

• Setting exciting goals and ambitions

• The importance of taking their futures seriously NOW

Crag Rats – Immersion Day – 13th March 2019
1 Assemblies Up to date information on Careers. Impartial advice and guidance on all aspects of Careers. Key Staff – Ongoing throughout the Year
2 Parents Evening Information stands where Parent/carers and students can talk to post 16 providers Year Manager and LPD for Year 8 – 31.1.18

 

 

Year 9 Offer at Oulder Hill – Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance.
Term Activity Learning Outcome Who/when?
1 KS4 Matters Evening For Parents/Carers and Pupils to experience encounters through different workshops and discussions with Post 16 providers Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 1st November 2018
1 Expressive Arts week To experience different encounters in the EARTS industry through dance, drama, art and music EARTS department – January 2019
1-3 Student Ambassadors To understand other pupils experiences and pathways to help inform decisions on their own careers pathways All Staff – ongoing throughout the year
2 Careers Fair Pupils to engage positively with several Post 16 providers to gain knowledge and impartial advice – Colleges, 6th Forms, Training, Apprenticeships, universities etc Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 7th March 2019
3 University Visit To experience an encounter of university including course, student life Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – TBC
1-3 Assemblies Up to date information on Careers. Impartial advice and guidance on all aspects of Careers. Key Staff – Ongoing throughout the Year
1-3 Positive Steps Advisor Pupils to have impartial advice and guidance regarding post 16 choices. Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps advisor) – Tuesday and Friday all year
2 Parents Evening Information stands where Parent/carers and students can talk to post 16 providers Year manager and LPD for Year 10 – 17.1.19
2 PSCHEE SOW – What’s out there?

·         To understand that stereotypes exist in the world of work.

·         To know that there may be several jobs similar to the one you are interested in.

·         To know there are partial and impartial sources of advice.

·         To be able to use the internet to look at Labour market Information for the local area.

·         To know how to make well informed and realistic decisions.

·         To understand the importance of work and the benefits it brings to society.

Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) and Form Tutors – 1 hour during PSCHEE for term 2
3 Working with Oldham College – Dance To experience and understand dance at College through the pupils eyes. Dance Department – TBC
3 Alumni RSFC To experience an encounter with an employee and RSFC including courses and student life RSFC – TBC

 

 

Year 10 Offer at Oulder Hill – Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance.
Term Activity Learning Outcome Who/when
1 KS4 Matters Evening For Parents/Carers and Pupils to experience encounters through different workshops and discussions with Post 16 providers Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 1st November 2018
1 Expressive Arts week To experience different encounters in the EARTS industry through dance, drama, art and music EARTS department – January 2019
1-3 Student Ambassadors To understand other pupils experiences and pathways to help inform decisions on their own careers pathways All Staff – ongoing throughout the year
2 Careers Fair Pupils to engage positively with several Post 16 providers to gain knowledge and impartial advice – Colleges, 6th Forms, Training, Apprenticeships, universities etc Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 7th March 2019
2 Mock Interviews To experience a ‘real life’ interview with employees Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 13th March 2019
1-3 University Visit To experience an encounter of university including course, student life

Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 19th June 2019

Faculty Directors – TBC

1-3 College Visit To experience an encounter of College including course, student life Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – TBC
3 RSFC Taster Day To experience an encounter of courses/subjects that they would like to study after Oulder Hill Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) and RSFC –  13th July 2019
1-3 Assemblies Up to date information on Careers. Impartial advice and guidance on all aspects of Careers. Key Staff – Ongoing throughout the Year
2 Pathways Talk To understand all post 16 pathways after Oulder Hill Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps Advisor) – 22nd January 2019
2 Apprenticeship talk To understand what apprenticeships are and how they differ from university Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps) 29TH January 2019
1-3 Positive Steps Advisor Pupils to have impartial advice and guidance regarding post 16 choices. Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps advisor) – Tuesday and Friday all year
2 Parents Evening Information stands where Parent/carers and students can talk to post 16 providers Year Manager and LPD for Year 10 – 21.3.19
3 Manchester Metropolitan University Degree show To Experience an encounter at a university specifically through Art. Art Department – TBC
2 PSCHEE SOW – Planning for the future and getting ready for work.

·         To know the 3 main categories of work.

·         To be able to complete an application form using the correct letter format.

·         To know the difference between normal speak and CV speak.

·         To be able to complete a personal statement including personal qualities, skills and experience.

·         To be able to complete a Curriculum Vitae.

Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) and Form Tutors – 1 hour during PSCHEE for term 2
3 SEND Visits to Colleges To experience an encounter of College including course, student life and working through changes from OH to FE Donna Bennet (Inclusion Manager) TBC
1-3 Positive Steps advisor at Annual Reviews (SEND) To offer impartial advice and guidance that is appropriate to the individual pupil Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps Advisor) TBC
3 Working with Oldham College – Dance To experience and understand dance at College through the pupils eyes. Dance Department – TBC
2 Work Experience – Health and Social Care To gain knowledge and experience in the world of work Eleanor Wilson (Teacher) – 4th March-8th March 2019
3 Progression Plus Programme The purpose of the Progression Plus Programme is to give students a taste of higher level content designed to stretch and challenge them outside of curriculum teaching. The programme is aimed at gifted and talented students in Y10 and will be offering them a varied and rich experience by attending a workshop, which encompasses higher level skills and content across the range of subjects that each strand covers. Also by gaining an experience of our Honours Programme strands it gives them an insight to how our Honours Programme works and should allow a smooth transition into our gifted and talented programme. RSFC – 8th May 2019
3 Progression Plus Programme The purpose of the Progression Plus Programme is to give students a taste of higher level content designed to stretch and challenge them outside of curriculum teaching. The programme is aimed at gifted and talented students in Y10 and will be offering them a varied and rich experience by attending a workshop, which encompasses higher level skills and content across the range of subjects that each strand covers. Also by gaining an experience of our Honours Programme strands it gives them an insight to how our Honours Programme works and should allow a smooth transition into our gifted and talented programme. RSFC – 14th May 2019

 

 

Year 11 Offer at Oulder Hill – Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance.
Term Activity Learning Outcome Who/when?
1 KS4 Matters Evening For Parents/Carers and Pupils to experience encounters through different workshops and discussions with Post 16 providers Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 1st November 2018
1 Expressive Arts week To experience different encounters in the EARTS industry through dance, drama, art and music EARTS department – January 2019
1-3 Student Ambassadors To understand other pupils experiences and pathways to help inform decisions on their own careers pathways All Staff – ongoing throughout the year
2 Careers Fair Pupils to engage positively with several Post 16 providers to gain knowledge and impartial advice – Colleges, 6th Forms, Training, Apprenticeships, universities etc Susan Gartside (CEIAG Coordinator) – 7th March 2019
1 Post 16 Talks Post 16 choices and course options Post 16 providers – 10.9.18 to 5.11.18
2 Mock Results Day To experience what results day would look like in August and discuss results with Post 16 providers. Would they get offered a place? Year Manager, LPD and AHT Year 11 – 10.1.19
1-3 Assemblies Up to date information on Careers. Impartial advice and guidance on all aspects of Careers. Key Staff – Ongoing throughout the Year
1-3 Positive Steps Advisor Pupils to have impartial advice and guidance regarding post 16 choices. Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps advisor) – Tuesday and Friday all year
1-2 Parents Evenings Information stands where Parent/carers and students can talk to post 16 providers Year Manager and LPD for Year 11 – 15.11.18
1 Application Support Drop-in To help and support students with completing applications

Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps Advisor), Lucy Farrell (AHT CEIAG)

Ongoing

1-3 Positive Steps advisor at Annual Reviews (SEND) To offer impartial advice and guidance that is appropriate to the individual pupil Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps Advisor) TBC
3 Working with Oldham College – Dance To experience and understand dance at College through the pupils eyes. Dance Department – TBC

Positive Steps

In addition to providing an in house careers advisory and support service, our Positive Steps Advisor also extends their service to post Oulder Hill students by:

  1. Providing extended support to students during the transition from Year 11 into training, employment or further education in an effort to reduce the number of students falling into the NEET category.
  2. Providing a job vacancy matching service.
  3. Take intensive support clients to Entry to Employment to commence immediately after Year 11 and bridge the gap to further education.
  4. Follow up on all Year 11 and 12 college leavers and collate information on destinations of those students.
  5. Carry out home visits to former students not engaged in employment, education or training.

Visits are also made to current students who are non-attendees.

Quality Award

The Quality in Careers standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. It is fully aligned with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for “Good Career Guidance” and fully complies with the Department for Education’s statutory guidance.

Oulder Hill holds the Quality in Careers Award.

CEIAG Events

 Event Date Time Other Information
Rochdale SFC Assembly 10.09.18 11.50-12.10 A college representative giving a presentation to Year 11 about their college and course options.
Oldham SFC Assembly 17.09.18 11.50-12.10 A college representative giving a presentation to Year 11 about their college and course options.
Hopwood Hall Assembly 24.09.18 11.50-12.10 A college representative giving a presentation to Year 11 about their college and course options.
Bury College Assembly 01.10.18 11.50-12.10 A college representative giving a presentation to Year 11 about their college and course options.
Holy Cross Assembly 08.10.18 11.50-12.10 A college representative giving a presentation to Year 11 about their college and course options.
Oldham College Assembly 15.10.18 11.50-12.10 A college representative giving a presentation to Year 11 about their college and course options.
Manchester College Assembly 29.10.18 11.50-12.10 A college representative giving a presentation to Year 11 about their college and course options.
Key Stage 4 Matters Evening 01.11.18 18.00-20.00 Information stalls where Parents/Carers and Students can talk to Post 16 providers throughout the evening.
Apprenticeships Assembly 05.11.18 11.50-12.10 A representative giving a presentation to Year 11 about apprenticeships and their options
Year 11 Parents Evening 15.11.18 16.00-19.00 Information stalls where Parents/Carers and Students can talk to Post 16 providers throughout the evening.
Mock Results Day 11.01.19 13.30-14.50 Representatives from Post 16 providers in school to discuss Students mock results and offer advice and guidance.
Year 9 Parents Evening 17.01.19 16.00-19.00 Information stalls where Parents/Carers and Students can talk to Post 16 providers throughout the evening.
Year 8 Parents Evening 31.01.19 16.00-19.00 Information stalls where Parents/Carers and Students can talk to Post 16 providers throughout the evening.
Whole School Careers Fair 07.03.19 All Day A range of Post 16 and Industry representatives offering careers information, advice and guidance to all Students.
Year 8 Options Evening 07.03.19 18.00-20.00 Information stalls where Parents/Carers and Students can talk to Post 16 providers throughout the evening.
Year 10 Mock Interviews 13.03.19 All Day A range of post 16 and Industry representatives offering interview practice and career guidance.
Year 10 Parents Evening 21.03.19 16.00-19.00 Information stalls where Parents/Carers and Students can talk to Post 16 providers throughout the evening.

College Open Days and Applications 2018/2019

COLLEGE CONTACT DETAILS OPEN DATE(S) TIME(S)
ACCESS TO MUSIC St James Buildings, 79, Oxford Street Contact college individually to arrange a visit
  Manchester M1 6FQ
  0161 247 4947
AQUINAS COLLEGE Nangreave Road, Stockport SK2 6TH Saturday 29th September 2018 10am-1pm
  0161 483 3237 Wednesday 10th October 2018 6.30 – 8.30pm
  Thursday 1st November 2018 6.30 – 8.30pm
  www.aquinas.ac.uk
ASHTON SIXTH FORM COLLEGE Darnton Road, Ashton-u-Lyne, OL6 9RL Saturday 29th September 2018 10am -1pm
  0161 330 2330 Tuesday 23rd October 2018 5 – 8pm
  www.asfc.ac.uk 09:30-12:30pm
BACUP & RAWTENSTALL GRAMMAR Glen Rd, Waterfoot, Rossendale, BB4 7BJ
  01706 233 400 Still being organised – ring 01706 233400 to enquire
  www.brgs.org.uk
BLUE COAT SIXTH FORM OLDHAM Egerton Street, Oldham, OL1 3SQ Thursday 11th October 2018
  0161 624 1484
  www.blue-coat.org
BOLTON COLLEGE Deane Rd, Bolton BL3 5BG Wednesday 17th October 2018 4.30-7pm
  01204 482 000 Thursday 22nd November 2018 4.30-7pm
  Tuesday 5th February 2019 4.30-7pm
  www.boltoncollege.ac.uk
BOLTON SIXTH FORM COLLEGE Queen St, Farnworth BL4 7DX Saturday 13th October 2018 10.30-2pm
  0800 052 1460 Wednesday 7th November 2018 5.30-8pm
  www.bolton-sfc.ac.uk Tuesday 29th January 2019 5.30-8pm
BURY COLLEGE Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BG Wednesday 10th Oct 2018 (town centre campus) 5.30 – 7.30pm
  0161 280 8280 Tuesday 16th Oct 2018 (town centre campus) 5.30 – 7.30pm
  www.burycollege.ac.uk 10th Nov 2018 11am – 1pm
CARDINAL LANGLEY SIXTH FORM Rochdale Road, Middleton M24 2GL
  0161 643 4009 27th September 6 – 8pm
  clrcsixthform.co.uk
CHEADLE & MARPLE SIXTH FORM Cheadle and Marple campuses Marple College Thursday 27th September 2018 5- 7 pm
  0161 486 4600 Cheadle College Wednesday 26th September 2018 5- 7 pm
  www.camsfc.ac.uk
  Saturday 13th October 2018– Both sites 10am -12pm
CLARENDON SIXTH FORM Wed 26th September 2018 6 – 8 pm
  0161 908 6800 Saturday 20th October 2018 10am – 2pm
  Monday 29th April 2019 6 – 8 pm
  www.clarendon.ac.uk
CONNELL SIXTH FORM 301 Alan Turing Way, Manchester, Saturday 6th October 2018 10am – 1pm
  M11 3BS Thursday 15th November 2018 5- 7 pm
  0161 231 9200
CROMPTON HOUSE SIXTH FORM Rochdale Road, Shaw, OL2 7HS Thursday 25 October 5pm
  01706 847 451 Can attend any of the 3 separate talks and tours. 6pm
  www.crompton-house.oldham.sch.uk 7pm
GLOSSOPDALE SIXTH FORM Talbot Rd, Glossop, SK13 7DR Thursday 11th October 2018 tbc
  01457 862336 Thursday 25th October 2018 tbc
 
GREENHEAD SIXTH FORM COLLEGE Greenhead Rd, Huddersfield Saturday 20th October 2018 9.30-12.30pm
  HD1 4ES Thursday 8th November 2018 6.15-9pm
  01484 422 032 Tuesday 20th November 2018 6.15-9pm
  www.greenhead.ac.uk
HARGATE HILL EQUESTRIAN /    Hargate Hill, Glossop SK13 6JL Saturday 24th November 2018 10.30-12.30pm
KIRKLEES COLLEGE 01457 865518
  Waterfront Quarter, Mcr Rd, Huddersfield
  HD1 3HH. 01484 437000
HOLY CROSS SIXTH FORM COLLEGE Manchester Road, Bury BL9 9BB Monday 8th Oct 2018 5.30 – 8 pm
  0161 762 4500 Thursday 18th Oct 2018 5.30 – 8 pm
  www.holycross.ac.uk
HOPWOOD HALL COLLEGE Rochdale and Middleton Campuses
  0161 643 7560 Saturday 13th Oct 2018 (both campuses) 10am – 2pm
  Thursday 15th November 2019 (both campuses) 4 -7pm
  Saturday 2nd February 2019 (both campuses) 10am-2pm
  Thursday 4th April 2019 (both campuses) 4 -7pm
  Saturday 8th August 2019(both campuses) 10am-3pm
HULME GRAMMAR SIXTH FORM Chamber Road, Oldham OL8 4BX Thursday 15th November 2018 6pm
  0161 624 4497
  www.ohgs.co.uk
LORETO COLLEGE Chicester Road, Manchester M15 5PB Saturday 6th October 2018 10am – 1pm
  0161 226 5156 Sunday 14th October 2018 10am – 1pm
  www.loreto.ac.uk
MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE Liverpool and Blackburn Centres
  01995 642211 Several events at diffierent campuses – see website
  www.myerscough.ac.uk Go to schools liaison then menu link to Open
  mornings and events
NORTH CHADDERTON SIXTH FORM Chadderton Hall Rd, Oldham, OL9 OBN Thursday 22nd November 2018 6 – 8 pm
  0161 624 9939
  www.northchaddertonschool.co.uk
OLDHAM COLLEGE Rochdale Road, Oldham OL9 6AA
  0161 785 4000 Saturday 6th Oct 2018 11am – 2pm
  Saturday 17th Nov 2018 11am – 2pm
  www.oldham.ac.uk
OLDHAM SIXTH FORM COLLEGE Union Street West, Oldham, OL8 1XU Saturday 6th October 2018 10am-2pm
  0161 287 8000 Monday 15th October 2018 5-8pm
  www.osfc.ac.uk
REASEHEATH COLLEGE Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 6DF Saturday 20th October 2018 10am
  01270 613242 Saturday 17th November 2018 10am
  Saturday 8th December 2018 10am
  www.reaseheath.ac.uk Saturday 19th January 2018 10am
 
ROCHDALE SIXTH FORM COLLEGE College Road, Rochdale OL12 6HY
  01706 769 800 Saturday 13th Oct 2018 10am – 2pm
  www.rochdalesfc.ac.uk Monday 15th Oct 2018 5 – 8 pm
 
SALFORD CITY COLLEGE All Campuses City Skills campus – Mon 15th October 2018 5.30-7.30pm
  0161 631 5000 Future Skills Media City – Tues 16th Oct 2018 5.30-7.30pm
  www.salfordcitycollege.ac.uk Saturday 24th November 2018 10am-12pm
  Pendleton – Wed 17th October 5.30-7pm
  Saturday 24th November 2018 10am-12pm
ST ANNE’S ACADEMY Hollin Lane, Middleton M24 6XN Thursday 18th January 2018 4:30-7:30 pm
  0161 643 2643 Closing date for applications: No closing date
  www.stannesacademy.org.uk but   better to apply before  Christmas
STOCKPORT COLLEGE Wellington Rd South, Stockport, SK1 3UQ Wednesday 26th September 2018 3:30-8:00 pm
  0161 296 5000 Please register online to attend this event
  www.stockport.ac.uk
TAMESIDE COLLEGE Beaufort Rd, Ashton-u-Lyne, OL6 6NX Monday 1st October 2018 6 – 8 pm
  0161 908 6600 Saturday 20th October 2018 10am – 2pm
  www.tameside.ac.uk Monday 19th November 2018 6 – 8 pm
  Monday 29th April 2019 6 – 8 pm
THE MANCHESTER COLLEGE 0800 068 8585
  Locations across Manchester Saturday 29th September (Openshaw campus) 9.30am-1.00pm
  www.tmc.ac.uk Thursday 4th October (Shena Simon A’level evening) 5 -8 pm
  Thursday 29th November (all campuses) 5 -8 pm
THE UTC MEDIACITY MEDIA CITY
  SALFORD 0161 661 3947 Thursday 27th September 2018 6.30-8.30pm
  information@utcmediacityuk.org.uk
  www.utcmediacityuk.org.uk
UTC Bolton UTC Bolton, University of Bolton Apply via website and will be invited for taster
  Deane Rd Bolton, BL3 5YZ No info re open day currently online
  enquiries@utcbolton.org
  www.utcbolton.org / 01204 900600 Closing date for applications: Check website
XAVARIAN COLLEGE Lower Park Rd, Manchester M14 5RB Saturday 6th October 2018 10:30am – 2:00pm
  0161 224 1781 Sunday 14th October 2018 10:30am – 2:00pm
  www.xaverian.ac.uk

Raising the Participation Age

Information regarding the change in law so that from the start of the 2013/2014 academic year all young people are required to continue in education or training until the year in which they turn 17 (From summer 2015 this will be until their 18th birthday).

Download Pathways and Provision Information

Code of Practice

Oulder Hill has been awarded the Inspiring IAG Gold Award. The aim of the award is to:

  1. Ensure young people get the support they need to make well informed, realistic decisions about their future through careers education, information, advice and guidance.
  2. Have appropriate, up to date, accurate and impartial information and resources that all young people can access regardless of race, gender, religion, ability, disability, social background or sexual orientation.
  3. Ensure the organisational policies relating to careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) are up to date and regularly reviewed and reflect this code of practice.
  4. Empower young people by informing them of how they can access CEIAG to help them plan their future and make well informed, realistic decisions.
  5. Offer all young people access to impartial and independent careers guidance by a qualified guidance professional, at a time and place that suits their needs.
  6. Ensure that all staff working with young people are offered and access on going training about qualifications/progression pathways and other relevant subjects.
  7. Work in partnership, where appropriate, with opportunity providers including employers, FE and training providers, and youth support services.
  8. Working with parents/carers to offer them information, advice and guidance to help them, help their son/daughter.
  9. Involve young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of CEIAG programmes.
  10. Promote equality of opportunity, celebrating diversity, challenging stereotypes and raising aspirations.

National Careers Service

Since the 1st October 2014, the National Careers Service has been enhanced to provide more support to Young People.   It is the intention of the National Careers Service to complement, not duplicate any existing provision, so all young people have access to information and advice to help them make informed decisions about their career progression.

To assist young people in their career planning, the National Careers Service has extended the Lifelong Learning Account facility to anyone aged 13 and over.  An account can be used to safely store personal documents and Skills Health Checks all in one place. Skills Health Checks are online activities which analyse an individual’s strengths, motivations, skills, interests and personal styles. The account also provides the option for the production of an Action Plan.

The National Careers Service points of contact for young people aged 13-18 are:

  • Online through the website and webchat at: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
  • Telephone helpline (0800 100 900) for anyone aged 13 and over – Option 1 for 13-18 years olds to speak to a professionally qualified young person’s adviser

The National Careers Service website has a link specifically designed for young people with information about the transition points, such as going to college or starting an Apprenticeship.  Job profile and labour market information can also be found which can help to inform young people about the world of work.

The Government led Inspiration Agenda aims to inspire young people and the wider community to raise their aspirations and support their progression into sustainable opportunities that meet the economic needs of the local areas.

The National Careers Service in Greater Manchester has established a dedicated Careers Inspiration Team with a local Coordinator linked to your area.  They will work with the CEIAG networks to increase understanding of how the National Careers Service can support Careers Programmes. The Careers Inspiration Coordinator will work with existing, as well as developing new partnerships to create local events that can stimulate young people’s aspirations.

The Government’s Inspiration Vision statement can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/careers-inspiration-vision-statement

For further information please contact adam.petch@manchestergrowth.co.uk or Suzanne.Ogden@manchestergrowth.co.uk

Useful Links and Contacts

Oldham Sixth Form College

Union Street West Oldham, OL8 1XU

Telephone: 0161 287 8000

Website: www.osfc.ac.uk

Rochdale Sixth Form College

College Rd, Rochdale, United Kingdom, OL126HY

Telephone: 01706 769 800

Website: www.rochdalesfc.ac.uk

Bury College

Woodbury Centre, Market Street, Bury, Manchester, England, BL9 0BG

Telephone: 0161 280 8280

Website: www.burycollege.ac.uk

Oldham College

Rochdale Road Oldham, Greater Manchester, OL9 6AA

Telephone: 0161 785 4000

Website: www.oldham.ac.uk

Hopwood College

Rochdale Road Manchester, Middleton, Manchester, Lancashire, M24 6XH

Telephone: 0161 643 7560

Website: www.hopwood.ac.uk

Holy Cross

Manchester Rd, Bury, BL9 9BB

Telephone: 0161 762 4500

Website: www.holycross.ac.uk

Positive Steps

3 Union Street, Rochdale OL16 1DY

Telephone: 0800 195 8528

Website: www.positive-steps.org.uk

Rochdale Borough Apprenticeships

Website: www.rochdaleapprenticeships.org

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National Apprenticeship Service

All you need to know about apprenticeships, employment, training and career opportunities.

Website: www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service website aims to:

  • help you with careers decisions and planning
  • support you in reviewing your skills and abilities and develop new goals
  • motivate you to implement your plan of action
  • enable you to make the best use of high quality career related tools.

Website: www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Career Point

This website is a virtual environment for career information, advice and guidance, labour market information and apprenticeships.

Website: www.careerpoint-gm.co.uk

Apprenticeships in Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton

If you live in Rochdale, Middleton or Heywood you can access additional support in applying for an Apprenticeship. By completing the online application students will be contacted by local specialists who can answer any questions they may have and support with their application.

Website: http://rochdaleapprenticeships.org/

Brochure: http://www.blueprintgb.co.uk/mobile/index.html

NCS with The Challenge

NCS with The Challenge is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 15-17 year olds.

It helps build skills for work and life whilst taking on new challenges and meeting new friends. NCS with The Challenge runs in London, Surrey, West Midlands & North West England outside of term time. It involves a short time away from home and taking part in a team project in the local community and much more!

Website: www.ncsthechallenge.org

Studential.com

Need help with your Post 16 Choices, unsure about which pathway to take after Hollingworth? This website explains all options ranging from FE and Sixth Form Colleges, A Levels, Vocational Qualifications, Apprenticeships, Army, to University or finding a job. It is well worth a look.

Website: www.studential.com

Rise Above

Rise Above is a website for young people where students will find interesting and useful information from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice. Topics covered include revision tips, stress, relationships, puberty, drugs and alcohol use.

Website: riseabove.org.uk

Moving On Magazine

Moving On magazine is a print and online publication devoted to providing a wide range of information regarding choices following school. Discover careers and qualifications information with Moving On.

Website

movingonmagazine.co.uk

Not Going to Uni

The Not Going to Uni website has links to live apprenticeship opportunities.

Website: notgoingtouni.co.uk

The Apprenticeship Guide

The Apprenticeship Guide contains concise summaries of every apprenticeship framework offered in England, plus general careers advice, real life stories, employer advertising, a regional directory of training providers and much, much more.

The Guide is fully revised and updated annually, in collaboration with the relevant Sector Skills Councils.

Website: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk

Eton X University Interview Guide

The guide showcases some of the most common questions asked during an interview, as well as tips on how students can best answer them. It also shares advice on how to present oneself to make a good impression; such as being assertive (but not overbearing), using strong and confident body language, type of clothes to wear, and plenty of other practical and useful information.

Website: https://etonx.com/resource/university-interview-guide/

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