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.

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 office 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 swd@epchs.email.co.uk

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:

www.careerswales.com – age sections eg Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, 16-19 etc.

www.icould.com

www.u-explore.com

http://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – aimed at all ages. Also covers writing a CV and covering letter.

www.www.nhscareers.nhs.uk

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.netvibes.com/careers-toolbox

www.futuremorph.org.uk

www.cvspecial.co.uk

www.successatschool.org

www.barclayslifeskills.com

www.merseystem.co.uk

www.ucheme.org/chester-fablab-info

www.cogent-ssc.com

Apprenticeships

www.gov.uk– national website and source of vacancies across the UK

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.bestcourse4me.com

www.allaboutschoolleavers.co.uk

www.totalpeople.co.uk

www.schoolleaverjobs.co.uk

www.successatschool.org

www.the-tas.com/apprentices/apprenticeships-vacancies

www.tteltd.co.uk

Self Employed

www.princes-trust.org.uk

www.shell-livewire.org

Employment (also see apprenticeship websites)

www.notgoingtouni.co.uk

www.alec.co.uk

www.e4s.co.uk

Voluntary work

www.do-it.org.uk

www.volunteering/org.uk

www.chesterva.org.uk

vinspired.com

www.epnavco.org.uk

Further Education

West Cheshire College

www.west-cheshire.ac.uk

Mid Cheshire College

www.midchesh.ac.uk

Reaseheath College

www.reaseheath.ac.uk

Coleg Cambria Deeside

www.cambria.ac.uk

Wirral Metropolitan College

www.wmc.ac.uk

Liverpool City College

Higher Education

www.ucas.com

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.bestcourse4me.com

www.whatuni.com

www.degreesahead.co.uk

www.opendays.com

www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/

www.studyabroaduniversities.com

www.studyinholland.co.uk

www.studiesinaustralia.com

www.eurochoice.org.uk – employment and studying abroad

www.ukcisa.org.uk

www.push.co.uk – independent guide to Universities

www.lawcareers.net

www.brightknowledge.org.uk

www.purepotential.org.uk

www.law.co.uk/futurelawyers

www.thestudentroom.co.uk

www.scholarship-search.org.uk

www.studentmoneynet.co.uk

GAP YEAR

www.gapyear.com/

www.frontier.ac.uk/

www.gap-year.com

www.lattitude.org.uk

www.bunac.org/uk

www.campamerica.co.uk

www.gapadvice.org

www.gogapyear.com

www.gapwork.com

www.yearoutgroup.org

www.raleighinternational.org – volunteering

www.adventurecompany.co.uk