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.

Oulder Hill School Policy on CEIAG

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

Miss A. Clegg
CEIAG Coordinator

email: Amelia.Clegg@Oulderhill-school.com

Mrs Lynsey Lovelock
Positive Steps Advisor

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

Our link Governor for CEIAG is Mrs V. O’Hare who can be contacted via the schoolinfo@oulderhill-school.com email address.

Please click the link to download the Policy Statement on provider access”

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 McGarry (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 Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 12th March 2020
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) – Monday 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 2020
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.

Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) and Form Tutors – 1 hour during PSCHEE for term 2
1-3 Sector Assemblies

For students to understand the following about different sectors:

·         Jobs involved

·         Qualifications needed

·         Wages

·         Personal skills

·         Pathways to sector

Lucy Farrell, Azeem Javed, Bronwyn Raper- 15th and 22nd November 2019

 

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) – Monday 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 2020
1 Go Digital Event

Go Digital aims to link schools with industry in a meaningful way to teach core digital skills to year 8 students using a tried and tested industry-led approach, and to provide opportunities for young people to access industry mentors and relevant careers coaching.

Students will be fast tracked into a creative and digital world of learning and making a product through a series of interactive activities and practical workshops, in answer to a challenge set by industry experts.

Go Digital – 1st October 2019
1 and 2 Teens and Toddlers

·         Students will achieve and OCR qualification in Communication Schools.

·         Students will have experience of working in an nursery environment

·         Students will mentor a young person from the nursery setting

·         Students will complete this course every Tuesday for 3 hours

Power 2 – October to January
1-3 Sector Assemblies

For students to understand the following about different sectors:

·         Jobs involved

·         Qualifications needed

·         Wages

·         Personal skills

·         Pathways to sector

Lucy Farrell, Azeem Javed, Bronwyn Raper- 15th and 22nd November 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.

Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) 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 Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 12th March 2020
2 Options Evening Pupils to understand what subjects they will need to study for their chosen career Mel Ottley O’Connor – (AHT Curriculum) – 12th March 2020
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 – 31st March 2020
1 Post 16 Pathways To understand all post 16 pathways after Oulder Hill Lucy Farrell (AHT CEIAG)- January 2020
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 – 18th March 2020
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 – 6th Feb 2020
3 Alumni – Qianhui Lang Information about university, student life in particular the myths on attending Oxford University. Lucy Farrell – July 2020

 

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 Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 10th October 2019
1 CEIAG Day – Labour Market Information – Faculty Led

To understand the labour market, sectors, jobs etc which are relevant in your daily subjects

How the subject knowledge you gain, can relate to jobs

Lucy Farrell, TLD’s and Teaching Staff – 4th September 2019
1 Expressive Arts week To experience different encounters in the EARTS industry through dance, drama, art and music EARTS department – January 2020
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 Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 12th March 2020
2 Speed Meeting Employers

To engage with 5 employers from different sectors

To ask questions in relation to employment

Lucy Farrell, Azeem Javed, Bronwyn Raper – 20th November 2019
3 University Visit To experience an encounter of university including course, student life Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 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) – Monday 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 9 – 23rd January 2020
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.

Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) 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
3 Alumni – Qianhui Lang Information about university, student life in particular the myths on attending Oxford University. Lucy Farrell – July 2020

 

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 Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 10th October 2020
1 Expressive Arts week To experience different encounters in the EARTS industry through dance, drama, art and music EARTS department – January 2020
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 Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 12th March 2020
2 Mock Interviews To experience a ‘real life’ interview with employees Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 18th March 2020
1-3 University Visit To experience an encounter of university including course, student life

Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – TBC

 

1-3 College Visit To experience an encounter of College including course, student life Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – TBC
3 RSFC Taster Day To experience an encounter of courses/subjects that they would like to study after Oulder Hill Susan Gartside (CEIAG Co-ordinator) and RSFC –  TBC
1-3 Assembliesk 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) –January 2020
2 Apprenticeship talk To understand what apprenticeships are and how they differ from university Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps Advisor) January 2020
1-3 Positive Steps Advisor Pupils to have impartial advice and guidance regarding post 16 choices. Lynsey Lovelock (Positive Steps advisor) – Monday 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 – 26th March 2020
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.

Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) 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 – 80 students

1 week

To gain knowledge and experience in the world of work Eleanor Wilson (Teacher) and Lucy Farrell – 9th March 2020
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 – TBC
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 – TBC
3 Alumni – Qianhui Lang Information about university, student life in particular the myths on attending Oxford University. Lucy Farrell – July 2020
1 CEIAG Day – Labour Market Information – Faculty Led

To understand the labour market, sectors, jobs etc which are relevant in your daily subjects

How the subject knowledge you gain, can relate to jobs

Lucy Farrell, TLD’s and Teaching Staff – 4th September 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 Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 10th October 2019
1 Expressive Arts week To experience different encounters in the EARTS industry through dance, drama, art and music EARTS department – January 2020
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 Amelia Clegg (CEIAG Co-ordinator) – 12th March 2020
1 Post 16 Talks Post 16 choices and course options Post 16 providers – 10.9.19 to 5.11.19
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 – 18th January 2020
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) – Monday 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 – 14th November 2019
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
1 CEIAG Day – Labour Market Information – Faculty Led

To understand the labour market, sectors, jobs etc which are relevant in your daily subjects

How the subject knowledge you gain, can relate to jobs

Lucy Farrell, TLD’s and Teaching Staff – 4th September 2019

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.

Building an alumni community to inspire our students

We are delighted to inform you that Oulder Hill is working with the education charity Future First to build a thriving alumni community. Amongst our former students is a whole host of talented role models who we want to connect with in order to celebrate their success and inspire our current students. Alumni can be brought back to offer careers and education advice, mentor students, provide work experience placements and much more besides.

We need you

Please help us reach out to our former students using your own networks. From doctors to dancers, pilots to plumbers, we need alumni from a range of careers to open our students’ eyes to what’s possible.

If you are a former student or know of any who’d like to stay in touch and give back to their old school, ask them to sign up at: https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/oulder

CEIAG Events

Date Event Year group Time Information
09.09.19 RSFC Assembly Year 11 11.50-12.10pm A college representative to give a College presentation to year 11 about their college and courses
16.09.19 OSFC Assembly Year 11 11.50-12.10pm A college representative to give a College presentation to year 11 about their college and courses
23.09.19 Hopwood Assembly Year 11 11.50-12.10pm A college representative to give a College presentation to year 11 about their college and courses
30.09.19 Bury College Assembly Year 11 11.50-12.10pm A college representative to give a College presentation to year 11 about their college and courses
01.10.19 Go Digital Year 8 All day A look into the creative and digital world of learning. Assmebly and workshop making a product in a answer to a challenge set by indusrty experts.
07.10.19 Holy Cross Assembly Year 11 11.50-12.10pm A college representative to give a College presentation to year 11 about their college and courses
10.10.19 KS4 Matters Evening Year 9, 10 and 11 6-8pm An information stand for parents/carers and pupils to talk to representatives throughout the evening
15.10.19 Digital Futures Programme Year 9 All day A look into the creative and digital world of learning. Assmebly and workshop making a product in a answer to a challenge set by indusrty experts.
14.09.19 OC Assembly Year 11 11.50-12.10pm A college representative to give a College presentation to year 11 about their college and courses
28.10.19 M/Cr College Assembly Year 11 11.50-12.10pm A college representative to give a College presentation to year 11 about their college and courses
04.11.19 Apprenticeships Year 11 11.50-12.10pm A college representative to give a College presentation to year 11 about their college and courses
14.11.19 Year 11 Parents Evening Year 11 4-7pm An information stand for parents/carers and pupils to talk to representatives throughout the evening
15.11.19 Sector Assembly Year 7/8 1 hour A meaningful encounter with an employer from one of the following sectors: NHS, Digital Tech, Construction
20.11.19 Speed Dating – Employee encounters Year 9 1 hour To have an 5-8 minute meaningful encounter with different sectors of their choice. Question and Answer, discussions.
22.11.19 Sector Assembly Year 7/8 1 hour A meaningful encounter with an employer from one of the following sectors: Manufacturing, Service Factor, Professional services
13.01.20 Mock Results Day Year 11 TBC A college representative to discuss mock results and give advice and guidance to the students
23.01.20 Year 9 Parents Evening Year 9 and 10 4-7pm An information stand for parents/carers and pupils to talk to representatives throughout the evening
06.02.20 Year 8 Parents Evening Year 8 4-7pm An information stand for parents/carers and pupils to talk to representatives throughout the evening
TBC Pathways Talk to Year 8 Year 8 1-2pm information on pathway options post 16.
12.03.20 Whole School Careers Fair All Years 10.30am-3pm An information stand for parents/carers and pupils to talk to representatives throughout the evening
12.03.20 Year 8 Options Evening Year 8 6-8pm An information stand for parents/carers and pupils to talk to representatives throughout the evening
18.03.20 Year 10 Mock Interviews Year 10 All day Students are interviewed by employers from different sectors. Feedback is given to the pupils.
26.03.20 Year 10 Parents Evening Year 10 4-7pm An information stand for parents/carers and pupils to talk to representatives throughout the evening
03.07.20 Alumini Event Year 9 All day School-college- employer encounter event with RSFC

College Open Days and Applications 2019/2020

COLLEGE CONTACT DETAILS OPEN DATES TIMES
ACCESS CREATIVE St James Buildings, 79 Oxford Street
Manchester M1 6FQwww.accesscreative.ac.uk
admissions@accesscreative.ac.uk
0161 393 8260
Tuesday 29th October Book individual timeslot using Access Creative website
AQUINAS COLLEGE Nangreave Road
Stockport SK2 6THwww.aquinas.ac.uk
enquiries@aquinas.ac.uk
0161 483 3237

Saturday 28th September 2019

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Thursday 31st October 2019

10:00 – 13:00

18:30 – 20:30

18:30 – 20:30

ASHTON SIXTH FORM
COLLEGE 
Darnton Road
Ashton-u-Lyne OL6 9RLwww.asfc.ac.uk
contact@asfc.ac.uk
0161 330 2330

Saturday 28th September 2019

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

10:00 – 13:00

17:00 – 20:00

BACUP & RAWENSTALL
GRAMMAR
Glen Road, Waterfoot
Rossendale BB4 7BJwww.brgs.org.uk
sixthform@brgs.org.uk
01706 233 400
Not yet released
BIMM 8 Great Marlborough Street
Manchester M1 5NNwww.bimm.co.uk
admissions@bimm.co.uk
0844 2 646 666
Saturday 17th August 2019 Not stated on website
BLUE COAT SIXTH
FORM OLDHAM
Egerton Street
Oldham OL1 3SQwww.blue-coat.oldham.sch.uk/sixth-form/
0161 624 1484
Thursday 10th October 2019
BOLTON COLLEGE Deane Road
Bolton BL3 5BGwww.boltoncollege.ac.uk
info@boltoncc.ac.uk
01204 482 000
Thursday 17th October 17.30 – 19.30
BOLTON SIXTH FORM
COLLEGE
Queen Street
Farnworth BL4 7DXwww.bolton-sfc.ac.uk
enquiries@bolton-sfc.ac.uk
0800 052 1460

Saturday 12th October 2019

Wednesday 20th November 2019

Tuesday 28th January 2019

10:30 – 14:00

17:30 – 20:00

17:30 – 19:30

BURY COLLEGE Market Street
Bury BL9 0BGwww.burycollege.ac.uk
information@burycollege.ac.uk
0161 280 8280

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Wednesday 26th February 2020

17:30 – 19:30

17:30 – 19:30

11:00 – 13:00

17:30 – 19:30

BURY GRAMMAR SCHOOL Tenterden Street
Bury BL9 0HNwww.burygrammar.com/sixth-form
0161 797 2700
November?
CARDINAL LANGLEY
SIXTH FORM
Rochdale Road
Middleton M24 2GLclrcsixthform.co.uk
admin@clrchs.co.uk
0161 643 4009
Friday 27th September 2019
CHEADLE & MARPLE
SIXTH FORM 

Cheadle and Maple Campuses

www.camsfc.ac.uk
info@cmcnet.ac.uk
0161 486 4600

Not yet released
CLARENDON SIXTH
FORM
Camp Street
Ashton-u-Lyne OL6 6DFwww.clarendon.ac.uk
0161 908 6800

Wednesday 25th Sept 2019

Saturday 19th October 2019

Monday 18th November 2019

Friday 6th September 2019

18.00-20.00

10.00-14.00

18.00-20.00

10:00 – 19:00

CONNELL SIXTH
FORM
301 Alan Turing Way
Manchester M11 3BShttp://connellsixthformcollege.com/
info@csfc.bfet.uk
0161 231 9200
CROMPTON HOUSE
SIXTH FORM
Rochdale Road
Shaw OL2 7HSwww.chs-sixthform.org
sixthform@cromptonhouse.org
01706 847 451
Thursday 7th November 2019 Not stated on website
GLOSSOPDALE SIXTH
FORM
Talbot Road
Glossop SK13 7DRhttp://www.glossopdale.derbyshire.sch.uk/Sixth_Form/About-Sixth-Form/
info@Glossopdale.school
01457 862336
GREENHEAD SIXTH
FORM COLLEGE
Greenhead Road
Huddersfield HD1 4ESwww.greenhead.ac.uk
college@greenhead.ac.uk
01484 422 032
HARGATE HILL
EQUESTRIAN 
Hargate Hill
Glossop SK13 6JLhttp://www.hargatehill.com/
enquiries@hargatehill.com
01457 865518
HOLY CROSS SIXTH
FORM COLLEGE
Manchester Road
Bury BL9 9BBwww.holycross.ac.uk
admissions@holycross.ac.uk
0161 762 4500

Saturday 5th October 2019

Monday 14th October 2019

10:00 – 13:00

17:30 – 19:30

HOPWOOD HALL
COLLEGE

Rochdale and Middleton Campuses

www.hopwood.ac.uk
enquiries@hopwood.ac.uk
0161 643 7560

Thursday 17th October 2019

Saturday 2nd November 2019

Thursday 21 November 2019

16.00-19.00

10.00-13.00

16.00-19.00

KIRKLEES COLLEGE Waterfront Quarter, Manchester Road
Huddersfield HD1 3HHwww.kirkleescollege.ac.uk
info@kirkleescollege.ac.uk
01484 437000
LORETO COLLEGE Chicester Road
manchester M15 5PBwww.loreto.ac.uk
0161 226 5156

Saturday 5th October 2019

Sunday 13th October 2019

10:00 – 13:00

10:00 – 13:00

MANCHESTER HIGH
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Grangethorpe Road
Manchester M14 6HSwww.manchesterhigh.co.uk
administration@mhsg.manchester.sch.uk
0161 224 0447
Tuesday 24th September 2019 17:00 – 20:30
MYERSCOUGH
COLLEGE

Liverpool and Blackburn Centres

www.myerscough.ac.uk
01995 642211

NORTH CHADDERTON
SIXTH FORM
Chadderton Hall Road
Oldham OL9 OBNwww.northchaddertonschool.co.uk
moffice@northchadderton.oldham.sch.uk
0161 624 9939
OLDHAM COLLEGE Rochdale Road
Oldham OL9 6AAwww.oldham.ac.uk
info@oldham.ac.uk
0161 785 4000
Not yet released
OLDHAM SIXTH
FORM COLLEGE
Union street West
Oldham OL8 1XUwww.osfc.ac.uk
info@osfc.ac.uk
0161 287 8000

Saturday 5th October 2019

Monday 21st October 2019

10:00 – 14:00

17:00 – 20:00

OLDHAM HULME
GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Chamber Road
Oldham OL8 4BXwww.ohgs.co.uk
admissions@ohgs.co.uk
0161 624 4497
REASEHEATH
COLLEGE
Nantwich
Chesire CW5 6DFwww.reaseheath.ac.uk
enquiries@reaseheath.ac.uk
01270 613242

Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Saturday 19th October 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019

Saturday 7th December 2019

Saturday 18th January 2020

Saturday 8th February 2020

Saturday 14th March 2020

Saturday 25th April 2020

Saturday 6th June 2020

18:00 – 20:00

10:00 –

10:00 –

10:00 –

10:00 –

10:00 –

10:00 –

10:00 –

10:00 –

ROCHDALE SIXTH
FORM COLLEGE
College Road
Rochdale OL12 6HYwww.rochdalesfc.ac.uk
info@rochdalesfc.ac.uk
01706 769 800

Saturday 12th October 2019

Monday 14th October 2019

10:00 – 14:00

16:00 – 19:00

SALFORD CITY – ECCLES SIXTH FORM COLLEGE Chatsworth Rd, Eccles
Manchester M30 9FJhttps://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/eccles-sixth-form-college
enquiries@salfordcc.ac.uk
0161 631 5000
Thursday 17th October 2019 17.30-19.30
SALFORD CITY – PENDLETON SIXTH FORM COLLEGE Dronfield Rd
Salford M6 7Fhttp://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/pendleton-sixth-form-college/
enquiries@salfordcc.ac.uk
0161 631 5000
Saturday 12th October 2019 10.00-12.00
SALFORD CITY – WORSLEY COLLEGE Walkden Rd, Worsley
Manchester M28 7QDhttp://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/16-18/worsley-college-new-courses/
enquiries@salfordcc.ac.uk
0161 631 5000
Monday 14th October 2019 17.30-19.30
STOCKPORT
COLLEGE
Wellington Road South
Stockport SK1 3UQwww.stockport.ac.uk0161 296 5000

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Tuesday 30th August 2019

Monday 2nd September 2019

Friday 6th September 2019

10:00 – 19:00

10:00 – 19:00

10:00 – 19:00

10:00 – 19:00

STOCKPORT GRAMMAR
SCHOOL
Buxton Road
Stockport SK2 7AFwww.stockportgrammar.co.uk/sixth-form/
sgs@stockportgrammar.co.uk
0161 456 9000
Tuesday 15th October 2019 18:45 – 21:00
TAMESIDE COLLEGE Beaufort Road
Ashton-u-Lyne OL6 6NXwww.tameside.ac.uk
0161 908 6789

Monday 30th September 2019

Saturday 19th October 2019

Monday 18th November 2019

18.00-20.00

10.00-14.00

18.00-20.00

THE MANCHESTER
COLLEGE

Locations across Manchester

www.tmc.ac.uk
0800 068 8585

Various dates and locations – click link
THE UTC MEDIACITY Media City
Salfordinformation@utcmediacity.org.uk
www.utcmediacityuk.org.uk
0161 661 3947
Thursday 26th September 2019 18.30-20..30
THE UTC BOLTON UTC Bolton, University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton BL3 5YZenquiries@utcbolton.org
www.utcbolton.org
01204 900600
XAVERIAN COLLEGE Lower Park Road
Manchester M14 5RBwww.xavarian.ac.uk
0161 224 1781

Saturday 5th October 2019

Sunday 13th October 2019

13:00 – 14:00

10.30-14.00

Code of Practice

Oulder Hill has been awarded the Quality in Careers 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

Information Booklet: View online

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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