CEIAG stands for Careers Education, Information And Guidance. It is the acronym used to describe any support and education which is provided to students which helps inform their next steps, whether that be a transition to the next phase of education (options at GCSE for example), decisions about post 16 education or training or indeed the choice of higher education, further education, apprenticeships or employment at the end of post 18 study.
how will it be delivered?
Our CEIAG programme is co-ordinated by the Careers Lead and PSHCE co-ordinator, Mrs Watts and delivered by school staff.
As students progress through Key Stages 3 and 4 they will be taught how to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their own learning including: how to evaluate themselves honestly and realistically, how to set targets, make decisions, review and summarise their progress, present themselves effectively and make action plans which match their personal skills to abilities, interests and careers aspirations.
Through the 'living in the wider world' strand of the PSHCE programme of study and via the 'STEPS' tutor time programme, students have the opportunity to learn about careers with access to various platforms including ; Learn Live, Start and I-could. They actively explore Labour Market Information, the options and pathways across the local area open to them to achieve their career aspirations. As students progress through KS5, they will have the opportunity to gain further CEIAG with reference to the careers they are interested in including support with Apprenticeships and applying for University via a UCAS application.
Students will also receive impartial careers advice from a Level 6 trained careers adviser, and, for a specific cohort, through Young Peoples' Services in Cheshire West and Chester.
To download our Careers Programme for 2022 - 2023, please click on the link below:
Career Connect are a charity who provide part of our provision around CEIAG. Career Connect work with a number of schools and colleges throughout the UK and provide meaningful partnerships with employers, employment and training services.
We use Career Connect to supply the school with a Level 6 trained careers adviser, who provides independent careers advice through 1:1 appointments with students mainly from years 10-13 as they embark on significant career planning decisions.
Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 will also be offered appointments if required for support and engagement purposes. Our careers adviser will also be available for drop in appointments at Futures Evening events for Year 9 and Year 11 students, where parents and students can request independent support and advice. In addition, Career Connect support us to co-ordinate our Work Experience programme for students in years 10 and 12 during the Summer Term.
Work experience is offered to all students in Year 10 and 12. During the Summer Term, students will be expected to spend a week in employment, gaining experience and skills to support decision-making and to inspire them with the opportunities they have. Students are requested to self-place using the guidance provided in the launch assembly and sent to students and parents via Edulink. We have links through The Pledge Partnership to employers in a wide range of sectors to support students with finding placements and both school and Career Connect will give more support to those who, despite their best efforts, have not been able to find an appropriate placement.
Career Pathways guide for parents & carers
Below are useful guides with reference to options, futures and pathways. Each parent guide can be viewed by clicking on the relevant image below:
With the support of their sponsor JP Morgan, Success at Schools are creating a guide to help parents and carers steer their children through the confusing world of careers choices. From university and apprenticeships to work experience and gap years, this guide has it all.
Key Staff: Mrs Watts is the member of staff with overall responsibility for co-ordinating Careers education and provision at QPHS. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 01244 257088
Heads of Year will support with advice, guidance and enrichment opportunities. In addition, individual career interviews and support can also be gained from our Careers Adviser. Tutors will ensure that information linked to careers opportunities are shared and CEIG is delivered as part of the tutor time programme and enrichment days.