Careers / CEIAG

Rhyddings aims to provide the best possible careers education, information, advice and guidance to students through the Gatsby benchmarks as stated below:

  • Providing a stable careers programme.
  • Learning from careers and labour markets information.
  • Addressing the needs of each student.
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers.
  • Encounters with employers and employees.
  • Experiences of workplaces.
  • Encounters with higher and further education.
  • Personal guidance.


Our careers programme is designed to meet the needs of students at Rhyddings. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students’ stages of career learning, planning and development.


Year 7

  • Developing skills and aspirations: Careers, teamwork and enterprise skills, and raising aspirations


Year 8

  • Community and careers: Equality of opportunity in careers and life choices, and different types and patterns of work


Year 9

  • Setting goals: Learning strengths, career options and goal setting as part of the GCSE options process
  • Employability skills: Employability and online presence


Year 10

  • Readiness for work: Readiness for work


Year 11

  • Building for the future: Self-efficacy, stress management, and future opportunities
  • Next steps: Application processes, and skills for further education, employment and career progression
  • Post 16 Online resources for Yr 11 students.


Implementation of Careers Guidance

Each Year group is provided with opportunities that promote careers awareness and provide individualised advice and guidance. This is done through timetabled PSHE lessons in Yrs7-10 and through separately organised ‘Citizenship days’ for Yrs 7-11. All students are also given access to Startprofile – an online web service with information about careers, qualification routes and next steps.

The programme is reviewed and impact is measured in September of every year; the next review is in September 2021, as part of the school development plan.

A copy of our current CEIAG policy is available to view on our policies page.


Life after Rhyddings…

The law now states that young people must be in education or training until they are 18. The question for students to consider before they leave at the end of Year 11 is – what next?

High School Sixth Forms – several local schools have sixth form centres where they offer A-Levels. This is a similar style of study to your GCSE studies, but at a more ‘advanced’ level.

Further Education Colleges – Local colleges provide a wide range of A-Level, BTEC and diploma courses in a variety of subjects.

University Technical Colleges – They specialise in technical subjects with training, sponsored by universities and employers.

Apprenticeships – Qualifications gained whilst working (and earning money) – available in over 170 different industry sectors. You may need to complete a pre-apprenticeship to develop your skills beforehand.

Job-related learning with a Training Provider – They provide a variety of different routes, including apprenticeships, to get you onto the right path for your chosen career.

Pupil Destinations – click to view the destination data for Rhyddings pupils.


Need advice?

Mrs Dutton is your Careers Lead in school. She can provide you with information, put you in touch with suitable colleges and training providers as well as help you with your CV.

Further information and advice:


Writing your CV

Here are some useful files for creating your CV which you will need to apply for colleges, apprenticeships, training and jobs.


Local Sixth Forms & Colleges


Apprenticeships & Training Providers


Access & Premises details – link

Careers Leader – Judith Dutton

Tel: 01254 231051

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