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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


Measuring the Impact

How the school measure and assesses the impact of the careers programme on pupils 2021 – 2022

Blessed Trinity uses the Compass Plus programme to assess ongoing progress in relation to the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. This is completed in partnership with the Careers and Enterprise company every half term.

Blessed Trinity has a Careers Programme in place which is reviewed termly and adapted to meet the needs of pupils. Various methods are used to evaluate key careers events and their impact, this data is then fed into planning for the following term. The CEC Future Skills survey will be embedded into the school careers programme and will measure pupil progress from Y7 – Y11.

KS4 Destination Data is used as a measuring tool

Currently the Careers Programme is being reviewed to take into account the recently updated CDI Framework. The school careers programme will be mapped against the six career learning development skills.

1. Grow throughout life

2. Explore possibilities

3. Manage career

4. Create opportunities

5. Balance life and work

6. See the big picture

CEIAG sits within the school personal development programme.



UPDATED 9 September 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 


Tues 21 September

Weds 10 November

Weds 9 February


(Quiet hour:

Blackburn College 

A Levels 

Vocational/ Technical 


Weds 6 October

Tues 19 October

Sat 20 November

Tues 8 February

4.30 - 8pm

4.30 - 8pm

10am - 1pm

4.30 - 8pm

Burnley College 

(& Themis apprenticeships 

A Levels

T Level

Vocational/ Technical

Tues 14 September

Weds 22 September

Tues 5 October

Virtual options and campus
tours also available

5.30 - 8.30pm

Book a time slot in advance

Myerscough College 

(Preston and Witton Park) 

Vocational/ Technical 


Sat 2 October

Tues 12 October (Virtual)

Sat 6 November

Tues 16 Nov (Virtual)

Sat 5 February

Saturday events: 10am - 12.30pm

Advance booking recommended

Virtual events:
7 - 8pm

Nelson & Colne College 

A Levels 

T Level 

Vocational/ Technical 


Thurs 30 September

Tues 16 November

Thurs 27 January


(Quiet hour:

BRGS Sixth Form 

A Levels only 

Weds 10 November 

Please check – advance booking may be required.

Times tbc 

CRGS Sixth Form 

A Levels only 

Weds 3 November 

Times tbc 

St Christopher’s Sixth Form 

A Levels only 

Tue 12 October 

Virtual event 

Times tbc 

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. 





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




Additional Support

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



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. 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 .