Sixth Form Careers, Information and Guidance

Careers Education is an integral part of our curriculum and tutor periods. St Benedict’s has the support of Inspira for independent careers advice and provides careers education and opportunities for all students.

Sixth Form tutors, the Student Support Officer and the Director of Learning engage in an ongoing dialogue with students around Careers Information Advice & Guidance (CIAG).

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Throughout your time at Sixth Form you will have lots of opportunities to take part in careers workshops, talks and visits. Here are a some examples:

  • One to one CIAG mentoring with DOL/SSO/Tutors
  • Oxbridge in Cumbria meeting for students and parents
  • University of Cumbria – Law and Court Workshop
  • Online resources for CIAG including Unifrog, Plotr, UCAS, National Careers Service, Prospects, GEN2
  • Cambridge University – Raising awareness and aspirations (KS4 + KS5)
  • Dream Placement assembly
  • Dream Placement week
  • Durham Progression Programme
  • Engage (STEM, project work)
  • Year 12 STEM Careers Assembly
  • University of Cumbria –Raising awareness of Higher Education for Year 11 & Year 12
  • Sellafield workshop on careers in the industry
  • GEN2 Talk – Technical Specialist Trainee Scheme (TSTS) and Higher level apprenticeships
  • Workshop on Technical Specialist Trainee Scheme (TSTS)
  • Assembly on project management
  • University of Sunderland – Raising awareness of Higher Education for Year 12
  • Beyond 16 Careers Convention at Energus
  • Leeds University workshop on starting A Levels
  • Northumbria University talk and revision skills
  • Year 12 – Edge Hill University talk, Sixth Form Hall
  • Year 12 – Edge Hill University talk, routes into healthcare professions
  • Oxbridge Conference at St. James’ Park, Newcastle
  • Year 12 University awareness by Newcastle University, including workshops
  • Year 12 Peer mentoring training by the University of Cumbria
  • Year 12 Making the most of your time in Sixth Form presentation
  • Cumbria Aspires Student Conference
  • Webinars on Careers, Specific Subjects, Universities etc
  • Year 12 Assembly on University of Cumbria summer schools
  • Edge Hill University presentations
  • Year 12 Student Finance presentation
  • Year 13 Interview preparation by the University of Cumbria
  • Employability workshop delivered by the CIM
  • Work ready morning (mock interviews) by Inspira
  • Workshop from Oxford on applying to university
  • Healthcare and Blue Light Event
  • Information session from UCLAN on courses
  • University awareness, Parent/carer session
  • Assembly on ‘Law’ by former student
  • Assembly on ‘Careers in the NHS’
  • Assembly on ‘Biomedical Sciences’ at University and life at university by former student
  • Assembly on ‘Apprenticeship Choices’ by Sellafield
  • Making your degree go further – Aston University
  • Assembly on ‘Broadcasting’ by BBC Radio
  • Various University Open Day trips
  • UCAS Higher Education Convention trip at The Sands Centre, Carlisle
  • Curriculum careers links
  • Appointments with Inspira and Lakes College on AS/A Level results day
  • Road Awareness Training
  • CPR & Defibrillator Training

We try to expose the students to a wide range of career/study pathways in as many ways as possible from school delivered sessions, external providers and external visits and nationally recognised programmes. By developing a cohesive programme of CIAG from primary onwards we can form young people with employability skills, academic qualifications and the confidence to make informed choices about their future.

Useful Links & Documents 

Careers Planner 16 – 18 – PDF Download