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Dedicated Careers Portal for Students and Leavers



Provision of Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) at Blessed Trinity 

Gatsby Benchmarks 2021-22

CEIAG Programme of Activity 2021-22


Blessed Trinity RC College: Policy Access Statement

This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the provider’s education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Blessed Trinity RC College use the Gatsby 8 benchmarks to inform the provision of Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) delivered. As part of our commitment to informing students of the full range of learning and training routes available, we consider requests from training providers, vocational education routes and apprenticeship providers to speak to students and we will also approach these partners ourselves when planning and organising key CEIAG events throughout the school year.


Opportunities for access

A number of opportunities exist within the CEIAG programme which may be suitable for providers to visit the school to speak to students. These include:


PSHE lessons

There are dedicated PSHE lessons for CEIAG at different points throughout the school year.

Throughout the year


Careers Fair

Annual careers fair for pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11. We welcome employers, training providers, universities and FE providers to this event.

October 2021



We host a STEAM event for Years 7,8,9,10 and 11. We welcome employers, training providers, universities and FE providers to this exciting event.

April 2022


Mock Interview

Event We welcome visitors to take part in this event, providing our Year 11 pupils with an interview experience.

November 2021



We welcome visitors to the school regularly to enhance students understanding of the world of work.

Throughout the year


All requests should be emailed in advance of an expected date for the planned session. All requests will be given due consideration from the designated Careers Leader and Senior Leadership. Requests will be refused if:

• They impinge on student’s preparation for public or internal exams

• They clash with other planned school events

• The school is unable to provide staff to support the event

• Rooming is unable to be found due to timetabling clashes 

In the first instance requests by providers should be sent to the designated Careers Leader Mrs K Hart This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For questions on this or the wider CEIAG programme at Blessed Trinity, please do not hesitate contact us.


The following policies may also apply to interested providers:

CEG Policy -

Gatsby Benchmarks 2021-22

CEIAG Programme of Activity 2021-22



Katie Hart

Careers Leader
Blessed Trinity RC College
Ormerod Road
BB10 3AA



UPDATED 23 March 2021

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities


Blessed Trinity offers careers information, advice and guidance to all pupils.

We continue to receive regular updates from colleges and training providers and will update this page on a regular basis. All year 11 pupils should've already applied. Mrs Hart will continue to contact individual pupils and provide careers support for anyone that hasn't yet secured anything. Please get in touch if you are worried about your plans for the future.

Mrs Hart - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sixth Form/ College/ 

Training Provider 

Types of course available 



Accrington & Rossendale College 

Vocational / Technical 


All virtual – register on website in advance 

Mon 28 September 

Weds 4 November 

Weds 3 February (apprenticeship only) 


Blackburn College 

A Levels 

Vocational/ Technical 


Sat 14 November 

Tues 9 February 

9.00am – 3.00pm 


Burnley College 

(& Themis apprenticeships 

A Levels 

Vocational/ Technical 


Weds 30 September 

Tues 6 October 

Thurs 5 November 

Virtual options also available 


Myerscough College 

(Preston and Witton Park) 

Vocational/ Technical 


Sat 10 October 

Sat 7 November 

Sat 5 December 



Please check 

Nelson & Colne College 

A Levels 

T Level 

Vocational/ Technical 


All virtual – register on website in advance 

Mon 5 October 

Weds 11 November 

Weds 3 February (apprenticeship only) 


BRGS Sixth Form 

A Levels only 

Weds 11 November 

Register on website 

Times tbc 

CRGS Sixth Form 

A Levels only 

Weds 4 November 

Times tbc 

St Christopher’s Sixth Form 

A Levels only 

Thurs 15 October 

Virtual event 


Training 2000 

Apprenticeship only 

Dates tbc 

Times tbc 

North Lancs Training Group 

Apprenticeship only 

Please contact NLTG individually as they do not hold a general Open Event. 




Accrington and Rossendale College

Burnley FC:



Creative Arts and Media:


Education and Childcare:

Hair and Beauty:

Health and Social Work Professions:

Law, Justice and Protective Services:

Motor Vehicle:


Sport and Sport Sciences: 


Burnley College

Our communications with applicants has been continuous throughout this period, alleviating any fears about those crucial next steps into further education and also share some exciting activities with them to take part in as part of the wider College experience. All applicants have been invited to a Facebook group for their chosen subject areas - on this page they communicate with other applicants and tutors, as well as receive important updates relating to their course. This is where bridging work is posted, so it’s really important that the students are joining these relevant pages.
Applicants engage with fascinating insights from their future subject tutors through a suite of online subject packs that they complete from now to over the summer. The packs include links to videos made by tutors that introduce new students to the teaching team, the exciting topics they will study as well as providing interesting and engaging activities linked to the subject. For example; Film and Media students can watch key scenes from films and then begin to analyse what they have seen, Maths students can try their hand at puzzles that will help to prepare them for their A Level Maths classes in September and Engineering students can utilise industry standard software to give them a head start on CAD and CAM drawing before they step into the classroom. These opportunities to kick start College learning are provided for all course areas offered by the College, enabling curious Year 11 pupils the opportunity to find out lots more about the course they have chosen and engage interactively with their tutors.
We are also working on a range of interactive activities for applicants over the summer period, such as a ‘Staycation’ pack, a way of being able to travel the world, see new sights and experience new cultures, all from the safety of your own home. The Burnley College student experience is a key part of the personal growth and development of our students, and we are really excited to be able to bring this to life for our applicants, before they start with us. It’s another opportunity to ‘meet’ new friends and classmates and get involved in College life. These packs will be sent to applicants in the Summer months.
We can’t wait to ‘meet’ our applicants again and support them in their next steps after secondary school.
As always individual students or schools can contact the schools liaison teams to ask questions via our live instragram sessions @burnleycollege,  a form on our website, via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on the phone 01282 733322 and students can still apply on-line.

Live Facebook and Instagram sessions @burnleycollege. Now taking place weekly on Monday and Thursday at 3pm.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone: 01282 733322

Any Year 11 pupils that have already applied should’ve received an invitation to join the Burnley College and Themis New Starters' groups on Facebook.

Anyone that hasn’t applied should go online and complete the application form.

Nelson and Colne College & Accrington and Rossendale Campus

Regular updates on Instagram and Facebook.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone: 01282 440272

General school liaison queries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can direct any questions regarding school leavers to this email address.

Anyone that hasn’t applied should go online and complete an application form.

Any Year 11 pupils that have applied will have been receiving weekly updates from the college. Each applicant should have last week received a tailored email with further information on their chosen course sector, news from their course, and some top tips on preparing for College. Please see the links below for those that might not have received this information:


Virtual New Student Day

Due to the current circumstances, we are naturally unable to invite students to our campus, but we have created an online platform to give our applicants a full taste of College life, and help get them ready for starting with us in September.

The following communications have now been sent directly to all Year 11 applicants:     (Nelson and Colne College)    (Accrington and Rossendale College)

Students will all be sent a bespoke email invitation (in the next few weeks) which will contain their personal link to access the online platform. 


A Levels:

Burnley FC:


Creative Arts and Media:


Education and Childcare:


Hair and Beauty:

Health and Social Work Professions:

Law, Justice and Protective Services:



Sport and Sport Sciences:





Hair and Beauty:

Health and Social Care:


Year 8, 9 and 10 Open Event: 

Click here for details or use the links below to go to their event web page

27 April 2021 Nelson and Colne College

5 May 2021 Accrington and Rossendale College 


Blackburn College

I would just like to inform you that Blackburn College has developed a Ready, Steady, Go! Programme for all Year 11 applicants.

The Ready, Steady, Go! Programme has been developed to help your pupils experience different subject areas before they start their Blackburn College course in September 2020.

The activities are subject specific and are ideal for Year 11 pupils who are currently not at School due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

We welcome pupils to try different activities from different subject areas even if they haven’t applied for that course, these activities will help Year 11 pupils with the transition to Blackburn College.

The Ready, Steady, Go! Programme is now live on our website and you can take a look here


St Christophers Sixth Form

Follow on twitter @StChrisSixth

Still open for online applications.

Pupils who have already applied should have been contacted by the college and bridging work will have been sent out to prepare you for next year if you haven't received an email then please contact sixth This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange.


Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

Follow on twitter @BRGS_SixthForm


Myerscough College

Conditional offers confirming places: All GCSE students will receive their grades on normal GCSE results day. We will make offers on the basis of what they've put on their application form as their expected grades (as normal). If students feel the grades they get given don't reflect their ability, there is a  42 day settling period where decisions can be discussed to move them up or down once they have enrolled.
Instructions on any interviews: Most offers will be made without interview, except for  ‘Inclusive Learning’ where our transition team are involved. This is being dealt with by the team and pupils, parents and carers will be informed.
Enrolment details: This is a nationally ‘fluid’ situation. We will be informed as will all colleges of dates for the new term start.
Reassurance of a place: Please rest assured that all pupils offered a place are guaranteed.
Offer booklets/info: ‘My Myerscough pages’ are updated on a regular basis.
Live Chat facility: Simply open the Myerscough College website and look for the "Let's Chat" chat box in the bottom right of your screen. One of our advisors will be online ready to chat to you or you can leave your details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.



Please see the latest information pack from the Lancashire Work Based Learning Forum. It provides a detailed update on the application process for apprenticeships. It also provides relevant tips and information wen searching for apprenticeships.

Year11 and 13 apprenticeship support

The sorted leaflet also supports apprenticeship applications

Pupils can register and search for apprenticeships using the following websites:

This site advertises all current apprenticeships; pupils can register and apply for actual apprenticeship vacancies in their area.


Lancashire County Council – Apprenticeship Opportunities



Training Providers

Training 2000 –

Online applications remain open for a range of apprenticeships.

Student can access support from Training 2000 to:

• Apply for an apprenticeship

• Write a CV or covering letter

• Practice interview technique

• Gain more information about their current course and vacancies.

This can be accessed using social media or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Facebook: training 2000

Twitter: @training2000

Training 2000 latest vacancies


North Lancashire Training Group (NLTG) –



Additional Support

There are lots of resources in the careers section of the school website and links to providers and colleges.

Future U is an organisation that has been working in school this academic year. They have provided us with some useful resources to support your next steps.

CV Writing:  (PDF)     (Word Document)

Interview Skills:  (PDF)     (Word Document)

Personal Statement:  (PDF)     (Word Document)



Kudos is available to all Blessed Trinity pupils. Kudos provides a personalised experience which enables pupils to explore careers and learning pathways based on their interests and aspirations. Pupils can gain ideas of careers that they might like, explore their own career ideas, discover where their favourite subjects could lead them and uncover a world of opportunities in different areas of work.

You can access Kudos at pupils can request the licence code from a member of the Careers Unit in school.
Accessible both at home and in school via the intranet.


Success at School

Success at school

Success at School is the place for young people to explore careers, get the lowdown on top employers, and search for the latest jobs, courses and advice.

Once pupils have registered they will be given access to the Blessed Trinity RC College careers page. Here we will advertise any events that are taking place in school along with details of any competitions we have running. Please take time to register and explore your future careers!

This requires registration that includes the use of an email address as part of the process.

 For information about using Success At School see the following PDF Document. is the UK’s leading careers and educational information and development website. From here, you can learn how to write a CV, how to complete an application form, how to pass psychometric tests and also how to pass any job interview. Visit and start improving your interview skills.


Careers and Local Labour Market Information

Useful Websites

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service has lots of useful information for you to look at and research your career ideas further. There is a dedicated section for schools. The job profiles provide information on every known career available to date.

Apprenticeships The apprenticeship website provides the latest news and information on apprenticeships and schemes, including types of apprenticeships, apprentice employers and tips on how to apply for vacancies. This site advertises all current apprenticeships; pupils can register and apply for actual apprenticeship vacancies in their area.


Higher Education

UCAS This site provides useful information on options post 16 and post 18. You can research degree courses here and entry requirements.

What to do with degree subjects Provides information on where your degree might take you and the career opportunities.

Higher Education Information - Information about university including options and finance along with lots more information.


Local University Websites:

Universities and Colleges Admissions Service:

University of Central Lancashire:

Lancaster University:

University of Liverpool:

Liverpool John Moores University:

Liverpool Hope College:

Edge Hill College:

The Liverpool Institute for PerformingArts:

The University of Manchester:

The Manchester Metropolitan University:      


Career Choices

Local Government Jobs:

Academic Careers Vacancies:

Appointments for Teachers:

Appointments for Teachers:

Healthcare Jobs:

British Veterinary Association:


Institute of Plumbing:

Industry Training Board:

Institute of Civil Engineers:


Labour Market Information

Burnley and Pendle Employment and Labour Market Factsheet


Careers Booklet

downloadable careers booklet in PDF format, containing lots of useful information for Year 11 students .


Work Experience Booklet

A downloadable Future Successes work experience booklet in PDF format for Employers and Parents / Carers.