Information, Advice and Guidance
We are here to provide you with the support and guidance to enable you make an informed choice about the way forward. We can provide you with information, advice and guidance on the wide range of courses and progression opportunities. Our qualified and experienced IAG Officer will assist you choose the right course for you. As a student at EPCHS6th, you’ll have access to careers advice and on-going support
Speak to our IAG Officer to:
Choose an appropriate course for your chosen careers or interest
Plan your future career through and beyond Sixth Form
Advice on changing direction
Explore any concerns and find answers to your questions
You can book an appointment with our IAG Officer in advance or alternatively drop in before registration on a Wednesday and Friday mornings for an on the day appointment.
Higher Education UCAS
If you are going to university and think it is expensive and stressful or if you have any questions regarding admissions and application process, fees and finances then talk to our IAG Officer who will give:
Guidance on choosing a HE institution and the applications process
Help with UCAS application and personal statement
Advice on Higher Education student finance
Advice on options and next steps
In addition to this we have links with The University of Liverpool, Chester University, Pearson College London, The University of Law and Northumbria University. Representatives from the Universities come into school to talk to both students and parents about all HE issues.
What we currently offer:
Individual and group sessions
Advice on progression and employment opportunities
Advice about educational opportunities
Job search skills and vacancies
Help with CV and job applications
We also have links with different employers and apprenticeship providers who come into school to talk to students about what is currently on offer. In addition to this we also host a Careers Fair for students to find out about different pathways from potential employers.
Ellesmere Port Catholic High School was pleased to host its annual careers fair.
The event is part of our on-going commitment to raise students’ future hopes and aspirations and to encourage them to think about future pathways. The evening aimed to inspire students to find out more about the career paths available and to meet people from a variety of different occupations.
In attendance were representatives from local colleges and universities, local businesses and industry, apprenticeship providers and people from a range of different occupations who were all on hand to give individual advice and an insight into what their job involves.
The evening was a great success and provided a wonderful opportunity for our students from Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 to find out more about the future world of work.
Road Safety Campaign
The 6th form welcomed 2 guests to the study area on 8th December Lue Ellis and her colleague from the Road Safety Campaign at Cheshire West and Chester came to speak to students about the adverse effects of drinking and driving and the risks of being a passenger in a car when the driver had been drinking. Students were also given guidance on the calorific value of a variety of alcoholic beverages and shown an app that told them how long you should wait after drinking to get back behind the wheel of a car A very worthwhile workshop for all our students as many can currently or are just learning to drive.
On December 8th we welcomed 3 guests into school from an organisation called Young Minds. They work with both staff and students in schools to raise awareness about a very important issue, mental wellbeing., During assembly one of the guests shared their experience of mental illness and the impact that stigma and discrimination has had on their life.
>Many students then chose to attend an extra session to become a leader within our school on this issue.
For more information on their important campaign please visit
Information, Advice and Guidance – Key websites:
www.careerswales.com – age sections eg Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, 16-19 etc.
http://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – aimed at all ages. Also covers writing a CV and covering letter.
www.gov.uk– national website and source of vacancies across the UK
Employment (also see apprenticeship websites)
West Cheshire College
Mid Cheshire College
Coleg Cambria Deeside
Wirral Metropolitan College
www.prospects.ac.uk – for graduates but very good information
www.ukcoursefinder.com – lists courses but can filter by high, medium and low tariff points and has a careers questionnaire
www.eurochoice.org.uk – employment and studying abroad
www.push.co.uk – independent guide to Universities
www.raleighinternational.org - volunteering