UPDATED 7 MAY 2020
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.
Accrington and Rossendale College
Creative Arts and Media: https://www.accross.ac.uk/get-college-ready-creative-arts-and-media/
Education and Childcare: https://www.accross.ac.uk/get-college-ready-education-and-childcare/
Hair and Beauty: https://www.accross.ac.uk/get-college-ready-hair-and-beauty/
Health and Social Work Professions: https://www.accross.ac.uk/get-college-ready-health-and-social-work-professions/
Law, Justice and Protective Services: https://www.accross.ac.uk/get-college-ready-law-justice-and-protective-services/
Motor Vehicle: https://www.accross.ac.uk/get-college-ready-motor-vehicle/
Sport and Sport Sciences: https://www.accross.ac.uk/get-college-ready-sport-and-sport-sciences/
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.
Live Facebook and Instagram sessions @burnleycollege. Now taking place weekly on Monday and Thursday at 3pm.
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.
Telephone: 01282 440272
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:
http://createsend.com/t/j-0A06C2F9A9313AB22540EF23F30FEDED (Nelson and Colne College)
http://createsend.com/t/j-C7E7BAA8795C74C52540EF23F30FEDED (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.
Creative Arts and Media: https://www.nelson.ac.uk/get-college-ready-creative-arts-and-media/
Education and Childcare: https://www.nelson.ac.uk/get-college-ready-education-and-childcare/
Hair and Beauty: https://www.nelson.ac.uk/get-college-ready-hair-and-beauty/
Health and Social Work Professions: https://www.nelson.ac.uk/get-college-ready-health-and-social-work-professions/
Law, Justice and Protective Services: https://www.nelson.ac.uk/get-college-ready-law-justice-and-protective-services/
Sport and Sport Sciences: https://www.nelson.ac.uk/get-college-ready-sport-and-sport-sciences/
Hair and Beauty: http://createsend.com/t/j-8103DA99AD729E9B2540EF23F30FEDED
Health and Social Care: http://createsend.com/t/j-0CC675292ECD43BE2540EF23F30FEDED
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.
Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School
Follow on twitter @BRGS_SixthForm
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" Tawk.to 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.
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 2000 – https://www.training2000.co.uk/
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.
Facebook: training 2000
North Lancashire Training Group (NLTG) – www.nltg.co.uk
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.
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 www.cascaid.co.uk 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 www.successatschool.org/btrcc
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.
Careers and Local Labour Market Information
National Careers Service https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk
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 www.apprenticeships.gov.uk 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.
www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship This site advertises all current apprenticeships; pupils can register and apply for actual apprenticeship vacancies in their area.
UCAS www.ucas.com 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 www.prospects.ac.uk Provides information on where your degree might take you and the career opportunities.
Higher Education Information - http://university.which.co.uk/ Information about university including options and finance along with lots more information.
Local University Websites:
Universities and Colleges Admissions Service: http://www.ucas.co.uk/
University of Central Lancashire: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/
Lancaster University: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/
University of Liverpool: http://www.liv.ac.uk/
Liverpool John Moores University: http://www.livjm.ac.uk/
Liverpool Hope College: http://www.hope.ac.uk/
Edge Hill College: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/
The Liverpool Institute for PerformingArts: http://www.lipa.ac.uk
The University of Manchester: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/
The Manchester Metropolitan University: http://www.mmu.ac.uk
Local Government Jobs: http://www.lgcnet.com/
Academic Careers Vacancies: http://www.academiccareers.com/
Appointments for Teachers: http://www.eteach.com/
Appointments for Teachers: http://www.tes.co.uk/
Healthcare Jobs: www.nhscareers.nhs.uk
British Veterinary Association: http://www.bva.co.uk/
Institute of Plumbing: http://www.ciphe.org.uk/
Industry Training Board: http://www.ecitb.org.uk/
Institute of Civil Engineers: http://www.ice.org.uk/homepage/index.asp
Labour Market Information
A 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.