Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) is an crucial part of the work we do at the school throughout the time that our pupils are with us. Our hope is that we successfully prepare pupils for life after their time at Up Holland High School. Clearly exam results are a huge part of this but we also aim to inform and advise pupils about the post-16 pathways open to them. We do this in a number of ways which, in 2013/14, included;
- Careers information as part of the year 9 options process.
- Mock job interviews for all year 10 pupils.
- Careers sampling events to give pupils a taste of possible employment pathways.
- Links with and visits to FE colleges and universities.
- Provision of information and guidance on apprenticeship and traineeships.
- Academic taster sessions at our local colleges.
We have links with many local colleges and other post-16 providers including West Lancashire College, St. John Rigby College, Winstanley College and Skills Solutions – a company providing apprenticeship opportunities for school leavers. In addition to this we are expanding our links with other colleges in the area such as Wigan and Leigh College and Runshaw College. The school also works closely with others in the West Lancashire Partnership to arrange events for pupils across the region. There is a dedicate careers section in our school library and college prospectuses, as well as details of their open evenings and other events, are available from Mr Smith, Assistant Headteacher.