This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to students 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 42A and 42 B of the Education Act 1997. We provide independent careers advice and guidance for all students in years 7 – 13 including, apprenticeship, traineeships and other educational institutions.



Our goal at St John Bosco Arts College is to raise aspirations, inspire and encourage students to consider a wide range of careers. Through careers education and guidance:

  • Our purpose is to help our students find theirs. 

Pupil entitlement 

All students in years 8-13 are entitled:

- To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available.

- To hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions, taster events and inspirational talks.

- To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and apprenticeship courses. 

Careers Contacts

A number of events, integrated into the school careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to students and/or their parents/carers. For more information please contact:

Adam Powell – Careers Coordinator.
Telephone: 0151 330 5142

James Ridgway– Careers & Employability
Telephone – 0151 330 5142

Year Group




Year 7 – Exposure

Outcome – To expose students to 14 different types of careers pathways. 

Assembly – Job for tomorrow.  

Why? ‘Series’
12 Video Careers Sessions (i-could)  

Assembly 2 – Careers Talk

Gatsby Measure

4, 5



Year 8 – Exposure

Outcome – To expose students to 13 different types of career. Pathways (different from Y7)

Assembly 3 – Careers Talk

Enrichment – Careers
5 Practical Careers Sessions.

Careers – 1 hour lessons Sessions Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses.

Why? ‘Series’
12 Video Careers Sessions (i-could)

Why? ‘Series - 12 Video

Year 8 – Careers Visits Shaping Futures (University).

Year 8 – (Big Bang Careers Fair)

Gatsby Measure

4, 5, 8


5, 6

Year 9 – Educate

Outcome – To educate students taught how to set and achieve career goals.

Outcome – To educate student on apprenticeships, and LMI.

Assembly 4 – A guide to Apprenticeships &

Careers Personality Tests –(Form Time)

Careers Planning – 2 Hours

Educate on LMI information.

Educate on GOAL –How to achieve career goals.

Educate on NCS (National Careers Service.) 

Young Enterprise – Delivered to the whole year group.

Enrichment – Medical Mavericks

JJMU university Fair

JMU – University life campus visit – High Achiever Event.

Enrichment – Young Enterprise 

Gatsby Measure

2, 4, 8,

3, 4, 5, 6,


Year 10 – Encounters

Outcome – For Year 10 students to experience 1 work place

University Visit (Shaping Futures)

Assembly 5 – Careers Talk.

Step Up – John Moores. 

University Visit (Shaping Futures)

Assembly 6 – Careers Talk.

Dream BIG Career plan.

Understanding Careers Motivation.

CV Writing Workshops.

Interviews Skills Workshops.

Encounters with employers (Dependant on motivation)

Event 1 - National Apprenticeship Event.

Event 2 – NHS Careers Events – 25 Careers in NHS

Event 3 – Workplace Visits.  

Gatsby Measure

3, 5



Year 11 - Employability

Outcome - Positive Destination. 

Careers Planning – 2 hour Careers interviews for all students)

High Achievers Assembly – (University) (Ex students)

CV Assembly Delivered by Antony.

121 - SEN Interviews
Parents Evening – Careers

Sixth form open evening – Universities

Interview Skills Assembly

Motivational Talk – Andy Grant. 

Inspirational Speaker – Higher Education
Pathway to employment – April on wards.
121 – Destinations Interviews (Risk of NEET)
College Visits – Hugh Baird and Liverpool City College Visits.
National Apprenticeship - Open day 

Gatsby Measure




Year 12

Outcome – Experiences of the workplace. 

University Inductions – September.

Careers Interviews Year 12.

CV and Interviews skills training.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13.

Enrichment Induction Day – 5 Employability sessions. 

121 Open Careers Guidance.

NCS National Citizenship

Careers Assembly Year 12/13

Year 12 / 13 Careers Fair. 

Work experience.

UCAS – Application Support.

Oxbridge University

NHS Careers Programme – Careers

Apprenticeship Assembly

Careers Assembly Year 12/13

Destinations Interviews. 

Gatsby Measure




Year 13 - Employability

Outcome –University Place

Outcome – Positive Destination. 

UCAS Work Shops –

Student Finance Sessions.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13.

Careers Interviews Year 13. 

Careers Open Sessions.

University Visits.

Careers Assembly Year 12/13

CV and Interview Guidance.

Destination Interviews

Apprenticeship Workshops

Interview Skills Workshops 

Gatsby Measure




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