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Careers Education and Information

Young people now have to make more decisions and choices about their lifestyle, education and future careers than any previous generation. Never before has the need for good information advice and guidance been more essential.  The Government requires that all young people stay in learning (i.e. training and education) until they are 18. This does not necessarily mean that young people must stay in school. They must choose from one of the following options:

• Full time education such as school sixth form, a further education or sixth form college or a training provider
• Apprenticeships or other work based learning routes
• Employment with training

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Entitlement Statement


All learners at Cottingham High School & Sixth Form College will:

Take part in a careers programme

Learners in Year 7 – 13 will take part in a careers programme that helps them to understand their education, training, employment and other progression opportunities available to them. They will have the opportunity to:

• Develop the skills they need to plan and manage their own personal development and career progression
• Access relevant information and learning from taster activities and workshops
• Make and maintain individual progression plans to help them improve their prospects of success
• Offer feedback and ideas on how to improve the careers programme

Have access to, and support with using careers information

Careers information will be easy to find and available at convenient locations, including web based career sites that are:

• Clearly labelled and referenced
• Comprehensive, giving details of all progression opportunities and associated support arrangements such as financial help
• Unbiased and up to date

Obtain careers guidance that is:

• Impartial
• Confidential
• Focussed on individual needs and fit for purpose
• Supportive of equal opportunities
• Provided by people with relevant training and expertise


All parents and carers can expect to:

• Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or CEIAG specialist to discuss their child’s progress and future prospects
• Have access to tutors, subject teachers and members of the CEIAG Team at parents information evenings
• Have the opportunity to comment on the usefulness of the careers programme to their children and how it could be improved
• Be able to access the current school Careers Programme Information
• Have access to the school's careers leader on 01482 847498 or by contacting the school office

The Careers Leader

Mrs Dimmack is responsible for the implementation of the schools Careers Programme. This includes careers lessons, employer engagement activities, the careers fair, face to face personal guidance interviews, Logon Moveon, apprenticeship information, work-related learning and career related visits. The full careers programme is available on the website.
You can find Mrs Dimmack in IT1 or you can contact her on 01482 847498 or email:

Information can also be accessed from the following websites:

Apprenticeship Information for Parents
Labour Market Information
Log On Move On
National Careers Service
Career Pilot
UCAS Progress
I Could (film clips of jobs and ‘buzz quiz’)
Careers Box (film clips of jobs)

Local Post 16 Providers and Career Options: (Links)

• Access to Music College
• Bishop Burton College
• British Army
• East Riding College
• Goole College
• Hull College
• Hull Trinity House Nautical College
• Ron Dearing UTC
• Royal Air Force Jobs
• Royal Navy Jobs
• Selby College
• Wyke College
• York College

Labour Market Overviews

Labour Market Information or LMI usually refers to data found in tables, spreadsheets, maps, graphs, charts, reports and newspaper articles, or it may exist informally and anecdotally.  It can tell us:

• Where jobs are currently located
• The current size of industrial sectors and changes which might be expected in coming years
• Where there are shortages or oversupply of potential employees and skills
• The hours and wages that can be realistically expected
• The skills employers are seeking
• Entry routes into jobs, careers and sectors

Below are case studies that have been produced by LMI Humber, letting you know the essential statistics and facts of each industry. 

• LMI Region Overview
 LMI Business Retail
• LMI Chemical
 LMI Construction
 LMI Creative-digital
• LMI Energy
• LMI Engineering
• LMI Food-Agriculture
 LMI Health-Social-Care
 LMI Manufacturing
 LMI Ports Logistics
• LMI Public Sector
 LMI Visitor Economy



Careers Plan

Provider Access Policy

Careermag For Parents is an online careers magazine for young people and parents.  It's packed full of independent information about careers and qualifications.

To see the latest publication: Careermag for Parents, please click here.