Information, Advice and Guidance

We are here to provide you with thesupport and guidance to enable you make an informed choice about the wayforward. We can provide you with information, advice and guidance on the widerange of courses and progression opportunities. Our qualified and experiencedIAG Officer will assist you choose the right course for you.

Our Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance policy can be found HERE

This information will be reviewed in September 2019.

KS3 Careers

KS3 Careers

Year 7 Pupils are introduced to Mrs Wood so they know who to contact if they require any advice or guidance.  Year 8 Pupils are invited to ...
KS4 Careers

KS4 Careers

Year 9 CJO to give information Year 10 Pupils are invited to the annual careers fair to help make them aware of future career choices.  ...
KS5 Careers

KS5 Careers

Year 12 Pupils are invited to the annual careers fair to help make them aware of future career choices.  During this fair students complete a booklet ...

As a student at EPCHS, you’ll have access to careers advice and on-going support from our careers officer Mrs Wood.

You can self refer for a careers appointment you just need to drop by the careers office on either a Wednesday or Friday morning.  Alternatively you can contact Mrs Wood on

Speak to our IAG Officer (Silvia Wood) 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.

Careers Advice

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
  • Interview skills

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.

Careers Fair

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.

Careers Information:

Careers Links – age sections eg Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, 16-19 etc. – aimed at all ages. Also covers writing a CV and covering letter.

Apprenticeships– national website and source of vacancies across the UK

Self Employed

Employment (also see apprenticeship websites)

Voluntary work


Further Education

West Cheshire College

Mid Cheshire College

Reaseheath College

Coleg Cambria Deeside

Wirral Metropolitan College

Liverpool City College

Higher Education – for graduates but very good information – lists courses but can filter by high, medium and low tariff points and has a careers questionnaire – employment and studying abroad – independent guide to Universities

GAP YEAR – volunteering