Brownhill Learning Community

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

We are committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG) for all students in years 7-11, in partnership with Positive Steps.


The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of the students in our community.  It is designed to ensure progression through a variety of activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development.


Students are entitled to CEIAG which meets professional standards of practice and which is person centred and impartial.  It is embedded into students' experience of the whole curriculum and based on a partnership with students and their parents/ carers.  Raising aspirations, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality and diversity are key aspects.


We currently hold a Gold Award for Inspiring IAG in school and we are working very hard to ensure that we maintain this high standard in the future.

Careers Team

The Careers Team at Brownhill Learning Community consist of the following staff:


Stella OldhamLearning Support Manager
Diane Wilkinson
Progression Officer
Peter Tupman
Positive Steps Advisor

NEET Information

NEET means not in education, employment or training. Information is based on Year 12 and Year 13 students

February 2017

Year 12 students - 24% were NEET

Year 13 students - 29.1% were NEET

June 2017

Year 12 students - 26.7% were NEET

Year 13 students - 24.4% were NEET

April 2018

Year 12 students - 22.6% were NEET

Year 13 students - 32.4% were NEET

Oct 2018

Year 12 students - 12.0% were NEET

Year 13 students - 22.9% were NEET


For more information you can visit this website: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/increasing-opportunities-for-young-people-and-helping-them-to-achieve-their-potential/supporting-pages/raising-the-participation-age


Please click on the files below for more information about CEIAG at Brownhill Learning Community.

Rochdale Apprenticeship Brochure

CEIAG Policy

Please click here to view our latest CEIAG Policy.                                                 


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Vocational Courses

At Brownhill Learning Community we consider practical experience to be the best way for students to learn how they are expected to conduct themselves in a work or training environment.


We have close links with ACE Training, who along with our in-house placements, offer a range of subjects for our students to experience. All the vocational courses are linked to industry work experience.

Years 10 and 11

Vocational subjects are a valuable learning experience for any student and provide access to a range of accredited courses.

We are constantly updating and changing our courses to reflect the employment areas which are available in the Rochdale Borough and Greater Manchester areas.

In exceptional circumstances, Year 10s and 11s may access the courses at the discretion of the Learning Support Lead.

Timetable

All of the courses listed below are studied for 1 year and allow for progression into further education either through college or a local training provider:


CourseDay
Time
Venue
Cohort
Staff
Hairdressing (Unit Awards)
Monday
10am-2pm
Key Stage 4 Centre
5
External Tutor, Eileen Connor
NCFE Personal Development in the Outdoor Industry (Level 1)
Tuesday
10am-2pm
Key Stage 4 Centre
6
Mwesigwa Magumba, Caroline Travis
ACE Training (Motor Vehicle ABC Level 1)
Tuesday
10am-2pm
Chichester Street, Rochdale
6
Sue Grimes
BTEC Level 1 Sport
Wednesday
10am-2pm
Key Stage 4 Centre
10
Mwesigwa Magumba and Caroline Travis
Cookery (Home Cooking BTEC Level 2)
Thursday
10am-2pm
Key Stage 4 Centre
6
Natalie Kay and Marie Duggan
Entry Level Certificate in Art
Wednesday
10am-2pm
Key Stage 4 Centre
8
Sue Grimes and Marie Duggan
ACE Training (Building Crafts AQA Level 1)
Friday
10am-2pm
Chichester Street, Rochdale
6
Roland Baynes
Fire Team
Thursday
10am-2pm
Fire Station, Halifax Road
4
Mwesigwa Magumba