Careers Web

Careers Education

At the Colne Community School, students take part in a programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance from Year 7 right up to Year 11. They have access to the Careers Library and dedicated staff to support them, and take part in a wide range of activities.   Please see the school’s Careers Education Plan for further details.

All learners will take part in a programme that helps them to:

  • Understand their education, training, employment, and other progression opportunities
  • Develop the skills they need to plan and manage their own personal development and career progression
  • Access relevant information
  • Learn from taster activities (often subject based)
  • Make and maintain individual progression plans to help them improve their prospects of success

Students have access to and are supported in using careers information that is:

  • Easy-to-find and available at convenient times and in convenient locations, including on the school intranet
  • Comprehensive, giving details of all progression opportunities and associated support arrangements
  • Unbiased and up-to-date

In 2015 the government raised the participation age in England. This means that all young people are now required to participate in education or training until their 18th birthday.