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CEIAG: Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance 

At Moorside High School, we value the importance of careers education and guidance to support our pupils in realising their potential and the routes they can take after their GCSEs. We want to ensure our pupils have the opportunity to explore their career ideas and the pathways available to them, through a variety of interactions and activities both here in school and externally through our network of partners and employers.

We are very proud to have been awarded the Inspiring IAG Gold Award – the quality award for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance – during an inspection in July 2016. For more information on the Inspiring IAG award, click here

If you have any further questions or queries regarding CEIAG, please contact a member of the careers team on 0161 921 1045.

Outline of CEIAG Delivery

CEIAG stands for “Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance”. As a school we ensure this is delivered through a variety of different activities which motivate and encourage our pupils. These include:

  • 1:1 careers guidance interviews with the school careers adviser, Simon Farmer
  • Careers tasks and tutorials in registration time
  • Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Mock interview events (Y11)
  • Careers Fairs & Trips
  • College taster days
  • Apprenticeship workshops
  • Guest speakers from the world of work
  • University trips
  • “Have a Go” careers day & “World of Work” 

Our careers team

Simon Farmer

Simon is the school careers adviser, and is responsible for individual 1:1 careers guidance for pupils.

“I am a fully qualified careers adviser, with over ten years of experience supporting young people in Salford. I can provide dedicated impartial 1:1 careers guidance to pupils from Years 7-11 and information on various routes after Y11 including colleges & sixth forms, apprenticeships and jobs and universities. All pupils in Year 11 will receive a 1:1 meeting with me to discuss their options and will have support with applications to sixth form/colleges and apprenticeships. I also support Year 8 pupils with their option choices as requested.

To arrange a careers meeting, pupils should see me directly in school or request a meeting through their form teachers, head of year, or Mrs Stockley (Careers co-ordinator). All pupils from Y7-Y13 are welcome to request careers interviews with me, but please note that Y11 will receive priority due to them being a transitional year group

Parents and carers are welcome to accompany their son/daughter at a careers meeting with me at a time of mutual convenience

Simon Farmer

I am usually available in school on Thursdays and Fridays. I am mainly based in the Learning Resource Centre (LRC / Library).

Please contact me on the details below:

Email: simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com

Telephone: 0161 921 1045

Useful CEIAG Websites

These are some of the websites the careers team have used in school or suggested to pupils to look at. Of course there are many others too! These may be a good starting point for pupils researching their career options, both in and out of school.

General Careers websites

Colleges and Sixth Forms

After Moorside High School, our Y11s have progressed onto a range of qualifications including A-level studies and Vocational courses. Previous destinations for our pupils have included:

Please view the website for further information on either college, or speak to Simon in school for more advice. Open evenings take place at colleges throughout the year, starting in September/October time, for Year 11 pupils (or younger!) to research their options.

For more general information about colleges options try…. 

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

For pupils hoping to enter the world of work immediately after GCSEs, apprenticeships are a fantastic way to get work experience AND qualifications, whilst earning a wage. Further information is below:

https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/ - Interested in an apprenticeship after GCSEs or Sixth Form? This website is a great starting point.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship - Search and apply for local vacancies on the National Apprenticeship Website (Pupils in Y11 or above looking for an apprenticeship can get support from Simon, please ask for further help)

http://www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/ - Further information and advice on apprenticeships

http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/ - in the Sixth Form and NOT keen on University?? This website is great for researching alternative options (including HIGHER apprenticeships)

University

Pupils who achieve good GCSE results and progress onto advanced studies could be considering university to obtain a degree. Some careers (for example medicine, dentistry, veterinary science etc) will demand university studies. Further research is available below:

www.ucas.com – Thinking about going on to University? UCAS is the main way of applying to university by completing an online application – however the website is a great way of researching ANY UK degree course and find out about entry requirements etc.

http://university.which.co.uk/ - Not sure which university to go to or what to study? This website has some great tips.

https://www.whatuni.com/ - start comparing and contrasting universities based on your subjects and expected grades.

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/ - includes regional and national rankings and comparisons of UK universities

Open Evenings

  • Click here to view the list of Open Evenings for 2017/2018