CEAIG (Careers)

About our subject:

The CEAIG Department

St. Patrick’s College is committed to providing a planned programme of Careers Education and Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for all students in Years 10-14 in partnership with the DfE, Employers and other key stakeholders.

In order to meet the aims of a good CEIAG programme, the school must promote:

  • Self-Awareness & Development: Learners can identify, assess and develop the skills and qualities necessary to choose an appropriate career pathway
  • Career Exploration: Learners can identify, explore and investigate the diversity of opportunities available in education, training and employment
  • Career Management: Learners can identify, explore and review appropriate career pathways

Students have access to a range of information available in the careers suite, resources from the department’s shared directory and software such as JED available to them in their timetabled ICT suites.

CEAIG is integrated into students’ experience of the whole curriculum and is based on a partnership with students and their parents/guardians. The programme raises aspirations, challenges stereotyping and promotes equality and diversity.

The CEIAG department offers five component parts of an effective careers programme:

  • Careers Education: timetabled Careers lessons are delivered to Year 10-14
  • Careers information: available from CEIAG department, all subject departments, Learning Resource Centre, DfE Careers Officers, universities, DfE Careers Service website, Cascade C2K Careers Starter, Careers Ambassadors, guest speakers, business partners and external agencies such as Young Enterprise, Sentinus, Charter – Business in the Community, eye4education, the Youth Service and STEMNET.
  • Careers Advice and Guidance: available from CEIAG Department, Subject Heads of Department, DfE Careers Officer Katie Devenney, Careers Ambassadors and DfE Careers Service
  • Work related learning: students engage in work related learning opportunities in Years 11- 13
  • Development of employability skills: employability lessons are delivered at Key Stage3 & 4 through LLW, employability lessons and opportunities are also provided in subject areas and through the Pastoral Programme

Staff members:


CEAIG Co-ordinator – Mrs K Keenan
CEAIG Assistant Co-ordinator – Mrs A McErlain
CEAIG teacher – Mrs J Mullan
CEAIG teacher – Mrs C Harkins

KS3:

ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION

The intended career learning outcomes for pupils are based on Preparing for Success. Each year group has separate objectives to meet:

Year 10 –

Personal Career Action Plan

Completion of an Individual Guidance Interview

GCSE Options sheet completed and agreed by Parents


KS4: ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION

The intended career learning outcomes for pupils are based on Preparing for Success. Each year group has separate objectives to meet:

Year 11 -
Personal Career Plan updated
Work Placement completed
Record of Assessment for Work Placement returned to dep.
Work Placement Booklet Completed

Year 12 -
Personal Career Plan updated
Personal Statement completed
Completion of an Individual Guidance Interview