Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance
We are committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and impartial information, advice and guidance (The Quality in Careers Standard) for all students in years 7-11, in partnership with Positive Steps. The BLC strives to work within Gatsby Benchmarks supported by the Raising Participation and Apprenticeship Team.
The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of the students in our community. It is designed to ensure progression through a variety of activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development.
Students are entitled to CEIAG which meets professional standards of practice and which is person centred and impartial. It is embedded into students' experience of the whole curriculum and based on a partnership with students and their parents/ carers. Raising aspirations, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality and diversity are key aspects.
We currently hold a Gold Award for Inspiring IAG in school and we are working very hard to ensure that we maintain this high standard in the future.
The Careers Team at Brownhill Learning Community consist of the following staff:
|Stella Oldham||Learning Support Manager|
|Diane Wilkinson||Progression Officer|
|Peter Tupman||Positive Steps Advisor|
NEET means not in education, employment or training. Information is based on Year 12 and Year 13 students
Year 12 students - 24% were NEET
Year 13 students - 29.1% were NEET
Year 12 students - 26.7% were NEET
Year 13 students - 24.4% were NEET
Year 12 students - 22.6% were NEET
Year 13 students - 32.4% were NEET
Year 12 students - 12.0% were NEET
Year 13 students - 22.9% were NEET
For more information you can visit this website: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/increasing-opportunities-for-young-people-and-helping-them-to-achieve-their-potential/supporting-pages/raising-the-participation-age
Please click on the files below for more information about CEIAG at Brownhill Learning Community.
Rochdale Apprenticeship Brochure
Please click the link below to view our CEIAG Policy for the BLC:
ceiag policy 2019-2020
At Brownhill Learning Community we consider practical experience to be the best way for students to learn how they are expected to conduct themselves in a work or training environment.
We have close links with ACE Training, who along with our in-house placements, offer a range of subjects for our students to experience. All the vocational courses are linked to industry work experience.
Years 10 and 11
Vocational subjects are a valuable learning experience for any student and provide access to a range of accredited courses.
We are constantly updating and changing our courses to reflect the employment areas which are available in the Rochdale Borough and Greater Manchester areas.
In exceptional circumstances, Year 10s and 11s may access the courses at the discretion of the Learning Support Lead.
All of the courses listed below are studied for 1 year and allow for progression into further education either through college or a local training provider:
|Hairdressing (Unit Awards)||Monday||10am-2pm ||Key Stage 4 Centre||5||External Tutor, Eileen Connor|
|NCFE Personal Development in the Outdoor Industry (Level 1)||Tuesday||10am-2pm ||Key Stage 4 Centre||6||Mwesigwa Magumba, Caroline Travis|
|ACE Training (Motor Vehicle ABC Level 1)||Tuesday||10am-2pm ||Chichester Street, Rochdale||6||Sue Grimes|
|BTEC Level 1 Sport||Wednesday||10am-2pm ||Key Stage 4 Centre||10||Mwesigwa Magumba and Caroline Travis|
|Cookery (Home Cooking BTEC Level 2)||Thursday||10am-2pm ||Key Stage 4 Centre||6||Natalie Kay and Marie Duggan|
|Entry Level Certificate in Art||Wednesday||10am-2pm ||Key Stage 4 Centre||8||Sue Grimes and Marie Duggan|
|ACE Training (Building Crafts AQA Level 1)||Friday||10am-2pm ||Chichester Street, Rochdale||6||Roland Baynes|
|Fire Team||Thursday||10am-2pm ||Fire Station, Halifax Road||4||Mwesigwa Magumba|
Our Pass is a UK first. It offers 16-18 year olds free bus travel on all local bus services across Greater Manchester, making it easier to access education, work, training, culture and leisure opportunities in the city-region.
Our Pass will also provide direct access to a range of opportunities for 16-18 year olds in Greater Manchester. Throughout the summer, opportunities from music to sport, competitions and taster days will be announced.
You can apply from Monday 1 July and use Our Pass from Sunday 1 September.
For further details, please see the links below: