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Careers Information and Guidance

We are committed to providing high quality and impartial careers information, advice and guidance. Our policy and all the relevant documents can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Bill Valentine and Jane Clarke are our two independent careers advisers and they are in school every Wednesday. You can make an appointment to see them up to 4pm and they are always available at parents' evenings.

Representatives from local places of work, colleges and apprenticeship providers regularly attend school to offer help and support to our students.

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Named Careers Leader:

Mrs R Downing, Assistant Headteacher

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Curriculum Overview

The Careers Information and Guidance Curriculum for all years can be viewed below. This will be reviewed annually. We will measure and assess the impact of our careers programme through: Destinations Data Feedback from students, parents, teachers and employers.

AUTUMN TERM 2018

U-Explore – ‘Start’ Careers Platform *1

CIAG Encounters

Careers Advisor

Gatsby Benchmarks

Year 7

Opening Your Eyes -

Exploring which jobs suit student’s interests

Create Profile

 

Introduced in assembly – who they are and how to contact them.

Support available.

1,2,3,4

Year 8

Opening Your Eyes –

Exploring which jobs suit student’s interests and work preferences

Create Profile

 

Introduced in assembly – who they are and how to contact them.

Support available.

 

1,2,3,4

Year 9

Opening Your Eyes -

Exploring which jobs suit student’s interests.

Introduction to choosing GCSEs

Create Profile

Employer visit / assembly TBC

Attendance at Future U events

Introduced in assembly – who they are and how to contact them.

Support available.

 

1,2,3,4

Year 10

Opening Your Eyes -

Exploring which jobs suit student’s interests

Life as an Apprentice

Create Profile and Locker

OLQP Careers Fair

‘Future U’ cohort identified (by postcode, PP and LAC) and HE aspiration activities begin

Attend Parents Evenings. Available for interviews on request.

1,2,3,4,5,

Year 11

Introduction to Employability Action Plan

Exploring local labour market jobs

Understanding Apprenticeship Levels

OLQP Careers Fair

SJR and WL assemblies

Apprenticeship Talks -STEM

All local colleges do lunchtime drop- ins

Open Evenings advertised to year 11 and parents/carers

College stands at Year 11 Parents’ Evening      

One to one interviews continues –personal profiles/action plans produced.

 

Application support.

 

Lunch time drop-ins on Wednesdays in common room.

1,2,3,4,5,8

 

SPRING TERM 2019

U-Explore – ‘Start’ Careers Platform

CEIAG Encounters

Careers Advisor

Gatsby Benchmarks

Year 7

Introduction to Employability tools

Continue exploring jobs

 

OLQP Speed Networking Event

 

1,2,3,4

Year 8

Introduction to choosing GCSEs

Continue exploring jobs

Introduction to Locker

 

OLQP Speed Networking Event

Attend year 8 options parents evening.

1,2,3,4

Year 9

Where can my GCSEs take me?

Introduction to Employability Action Plan.

Exploring STEM pathways

 

West Lancs College Interactive Careers Fair

Attend year 9 options parents evening.

1,2,3,4

Year 10

Understanding Apprenticeship Levels

Exploring STEM pathways

 

Apprenticeship presentation

 

1,2,3,4,8

Year 11

Completing applications – college, training, apprentieships

CV Writing Workshops delivered by West Lancs College

 

Mock interviews with industry partners

 

Apprenticeship opportunities advertised via direct email to year 11, through form notices and notice boards in common room.

One to one interviews continues –personal profiles/action plans produced.

 

Application support.

 

Lunch time drop-ins on Wednesdays in common room

 

Apprenticeship workshops – registering on websites, searching for vacancies and preparing for applications.

1,8

 

SUMMER TERM 2019

U-Explore – ‘Start’ Careers Platform

CEIAG Encounters

Careers Advisor

Gatsby Benchmarks

Year 7

Using Employability tools and Locker

Exploring STEM pathways

 

 

 

1,2,3,4

Year 8

Create profile

Exploring STEM pathways

 

 

 

1,2,3,4

Year 9

Introduction to Locker

Exploring STEM pathways

 

 

 

 

1,2,3,4

Year 10

Making Post 16 choices

Myth busting guides to college and apprenticeships

Exploring jobs and local labour market

Assemblies from local colleges and training providers

SJR & West Lancs. Taster days

 

Year 10 Assembly

 

Lunch time drop-in – dining room Wednesdays.

 

1 to 1 careers interviews begin.

 

Attend College Taster Days

 

 

1,2,3,4,7

Year 11

 

 

 

 

Exams/study leave

RD still available to support

Careers Advisors still in school every week if needed.

 

 

Useful Downloads

Careers Education Guidance Policy.pdf
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Latest update of curriculum Dec 2018.pdf
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Leavers Destinations summary 2018 v3.pdf
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Parents Guide to Careers Curriculum.pdf
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Provider access statement.pdf
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Headteacher - Ms. A. Knight
Chair of Governors - Mrs. K. Gresty
Our Lady Queen of Peace
Catholic Engineering College

Glenburn Road
Skelmersdale
Lancashire
WN8 6JW

For all enquiries contact Mrs N Barber @ mail@olqp.lancs.sch.uk
Tel: 01695 725635