Careers Programme Information (CEIAG)

Review of page due: January 2021

The Careers education, information and guidance programme  (CEIAG) aims to provides all students a way of developing knowledge, understanding and experience of opportunities in education, training and employment.  It develops the skills needed to make improved decisions and it is a way of helping students to apply knowledge and understanding and skills to their own circumstances.

Best practice provision integrates careers guidance with a well planned programme of careers education, the aims of which are;

  • To encourage all students to recognise and value their own skills and abilities and to appreciate their relationships with, and responsibilities towards, other people, the community and environment.
  • To develop the skills which will help them to make informed and realistic choices for their future.
  • To enable students and parents to be aware of the alternatives and opportunities open to them at different stages of their life and to raise aspirations.
  • To develop the skills, including communication and confidence that will be needed in new roles and situations.
  • To encourage understanding and experience of the world of work through WRL and enterprise activities.
  • To promote equality of opportunity in respect of race, religion, gender and special needs disability.
  • To develop students’ capabilities and to understand their own needs and abilities.
  • To encourage students to investigate career opportunities both locally and nationally and through direct experience of the world of work, work related learning and enterprise activities.
  • To encourage students to implement their career plans. To review and evaluate in order to make improved decisions and manage the transition processes effectively.
C&K have set up a Chat service for students and parents

CHAT is C&K careers new FB, telephone and email helpline to support students (13-24, plus their parents).

Chat is accessible through:

Telephone         (01484 213856)  

Email                   Chat@ckcareers.org.uk

Facebook           Can be accessed via Facebook (@CKCareers) or via our website www.ckcareersonline.org.uk

Opening times Mon-Fri 9-5, plus Thurs evening 5-8pm

However both Rob Stoakes (rob.stoakes@ckcareers.org.uk) and Kate Edwards (kate.edwards@ckcareers.org.uk) are available and would prefer THS students to contact them directly for advice.

Mr Mcdermott

Mr Mcdermott

School Careers Link- 01706813558

C&K Careers Service

C&K Careers works with Todmorden High School to provide students, from Year 7 to Year 11, with independent careers information, advice and guidance. We help you, when you need it, to make important decisions and choices about your future plans. Our advisor has level 6 qualifications in careers guidance and experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds.

 www.ckcareersonline.org.uk  – click to see careers and job trends information, vacancies, advice for students, parents/carers, teachers/advisors, adults and employers. Includes leaflets, booklets, videos, case studies and more.

Your careers advisor can support you by:

  • Providing information, advice and guidance on careers, college, sixth form, apprenticeships, university, volunteering and part time jobs.
  • Offering one-to-one appointments, group sessions and the opportunity to drop-in at every break and lunch time to ask questions, pick up information and discuss your plans.
  • Helps with applications, writing CVs and arranging interviews.
  • Attending parents evenings to meet with you, your parents and carers.
Rob Stoakes

Rob Stoakes

Careers Advisor

To request careers appointments or careers information :

Visit the careers room, in the Library, break & lunchtimes on most Wednesdays & Fridays.

Ring C&K Careers on 01484 225500 and ask for your adviser by name or ring school reception on 01706 813558.

You can also contact Rob on 07708015510 or by email rob.stoakes@ckcareers.org.uk.

Student destinations

We monitor the destinations our students head to after they finish with us, in order to assess how our Careers action plan and policy are impacting on our student body. Below is a summary of where our students have progressed to in the last academic year. Information regarding destinations is updated annually in the summer term, and the Careers policy will be updated annually. Our Careers action plan is an active document, updated regularly to meet the needs of our students.

 Yr11 Destinations Total %
Further Education 93 93%
Apprenticeships 5 5%
Meeting RPA Duty 98 98%
Employment without Training 2 2%
Not Meeting the RPA Duty 2 2%
Total 100

And the institutions they progressed to :

Institution  Number
Burnley College 52
Rochdale 6th Form College 22
Hopwoood Hall, Rochdale 8
Calderdale College 4
Myerscough College 2
Nelson & Colne College 2
Blackburn College 1
Thomas Whitham 6th Form, Burnley 1
Warrington College 1

Careers across KS3 & 4

Yr7

During the termly ARCH days all students will receive an Introduction to Careers to help them explore the skills, qualities and attributes required in the work place. They will have Enterprise days to discover more about the local and national economy. They will take part in careers panels with representatives from industry to learn more about current job roles and how jobs will be evolving in the future.

Yr8

During the termly ARCH days students will look becoming effective decision makers. They will explore the decision making process to look at planning for making KS4 Option Choice, for their study options beyond Todmorden High and how to become successful life-long learners to ensure they have sustainable and rewarding careers.

Yr9

Students will complete the Job Explorer Database online questionnaire to explore potential career interests and how their GCSE choices will enhance their prospects. They will have Enterprise days to discover more about the local and national economy. They will take part in careers panels with representatives from industry to learn more about current job roles and how jobs will be evolving in the future.

Yr10

Students will develop an understanding of the labour market through a series of talks and visits to employers. Students will explore opportunities with Post 16 Further Education and Training providers. They will spend a day at a local FE College to help prepare for the transition to advanced level study. They will attend local Universities to learn more about the range of degree courses available and the job opportunities available to them after higher education.

Careers lessons within the Preparation for Life sessions will allow students to explore their future aspirations and qualifications.

Apprenticeship Ambassadors with deliver sessions to raise awareness of work based training and local opportunities.

Yr11

All students will receive individual, one to one careers guidance to explore their long term ambitions and routes to achieving their goals.

The Post 16 Careers evening will allow students, parents and carers to meet with Sixth Forms, Colleges and Apprenticeship providers.

Rob Stoakes from C&K Careers and the local colleges with support students with college applications and CV writing.

Apprenticeship Ambassadors with deliver sessions to raise awareness of work based training and local opportunities.

Students will be offered the opportunity to join the National Citizens Service activities to help develop employability skills during the summer holidays.

Useful Links

Post 16 Education

Burnley College – http://www.burnley.ac.uk/

Calderdale College – https://www.calderdale.ac.uk/

Rochdale 6th Form College  – https://rochdalesfc.ac.uk/

Hopwood Hall College – https://www.hopwood.ac.uk/

BRGS – https://www.brgs.org.uk/sixth-form

Thomas Whitham 6th Form College – http://www.twsf.lancs.sch.uk/

Crossley Heath 6th Form – https://www.crossleyheath.org.uk/crossley-heath-sixth-form/

Ryburn Valley High – http://www.ryburnsixth.co.uk/

Trinity 6th Form, Halifax https://trinityacademyhalifax.org/6th-form/welcome/

Apprenticeships

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/

Themis @ Burnley College https://www.burnley.ac.uk/Themis-home

Calderdale Training https://www.calderdale.ac.uk/apprenticeships/

Degree level Apprenticeships http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/news/264-degree-apprenticeships

Higher Education

UCAS – https://www.ucas.com/

Russell Group Universities – https://www.advancingaccess.ac.uk/

Students Finance & Support

Calderdale Student Bursary – https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/sites/default/files/16-19-bursary-guidance.pdf

Careers Guides

Future Goals – http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/news/273-future-goals

Shape Your Future  – http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/news/201-shape-your-future

Engineer Your Future – http://ckcareersonline.org.uk/news-2/268-the-year-of-engineering-2018

Health www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk

Transport www.plotr.co.uk/careers

Law www.lawcareers.net

Creative Arts www.creativeskillset.org/job_roles

Sport & Fitness www.careers-in-sport.co.uk

Science Technology & Maths www.futuremorph.org

Hospitality & Catering  www.hospitalityguild.co.uk

Gaming & Social Media www.creativeskillset.org

Armed Forces, Police & Fire www.sfjuk.com

Construction www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive

Agriculture & Environment www.askham-bryan.ac.uk

Computer Science www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Engineering www.allaboutcareers.com/careers/industry/engineering

Performing Arts www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/performing-arts-dance-drama

Employment Trends

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