Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)


Access to high quality Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is a learning entitlement of all of our learners.

Careers education enables young people to develop the knowledge and skills they need to make successful choices, manage transitions in learning and move in to work. 

The Careers Department in Bolton St Catherine's Academy continues to develop a wide range of innovative strategies to encourage every learner within our school community to take ownership of their own individual career plan.

A dedicated Careers Department has been built up within the school and strong links have been forged with local employers, colleges and universities to ensure all have the knowledge and skills to manage their transitions. We strive to help our learners and their parents to make informed decisions about subject choices and future career pathways.


Senior Management Team:

CEIAG Governor Link - TBC

CEIAG SLT Link - Mr Jason Whittaker


Careers Team:

Registered Careers Leader - Ms Razia Begum

01204 332533


The Aims of the Careers Department

To enable our learners to:

  • Identify and value their personal skills and personal qualities
  • Have an understanding of their strengths and development areas
  • Manage their own learning, personal development, make informed decisions about their future career pathways and career planning
  • Become more curious, strategic and informed about the opportunities beyond Post-16
  • Recognise and build on their achievements, and effectively market themselves in oral, written and challenge-based contexts
  • Improve their self-esteem, motivation, become confident when presenting themselves and      their achievements to others
  • Acquire a more expansive,creative and ambitious outlook when researching and developing a Career Portfolio
  • Action planning that allows to review their progress and plan their next steps.

To provide:

  • Information and guidance to learners and parents in relation to subject choices,     
  • Further and Higher Education, and other Post-16 options
  • Training and practice in compiling CVs, Application Forms, Interview Skills and online UCAS Progress Applications
  • Additional support with SENCO to assist learners who have additional learning needs
  • Access Further and Higher Education, and Apprenticeship providersInformation relating to student finance
  • A secure structure for Work-experience to be delivered in a meaningful manner
  • Up-to-date Labour Market InformationAdvice and assistance to learners, parents and teachers on careers related matters through various events
  • Support for subject teachers to embed Skills for Life and Employability across the curriculum





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