Careers Provider Access Information and Careers Provision Map

Update from Mrs Norton – Tuesday 12th May 2020

We have received this message from Notre Dame. Any issues please contact Mrs Norton

I would strongly suggest if you are considering a couple of colleges Elliott Hudson, Leeds City College and others as well as Notre Dame, it would be useful to complete any work that any college offer between now and September. So you may well end up doing the activities from 2/3 colleges, but all will keep you busy and prepared for your final choice of post 16 provider. Elliott Hudson’s work will be available at the end of May and we will let you know when it is available.

Summer Learning has been created for year 11 students who are due to join Notre Dame in September 2020. It’s a hub of fantastic resources – designed by your future subject teachers – containing reading lists, video tutorials, and activities. You can access it on this link

This is not homework; this is a chance for you to continue your learning and get to know your A level / level 3 subjects. These resources allow you to have an academic focus for now and over the summer. Please browse all subject resources to make sure you have choosen the right courses. 

We would also like to take this opportunity to reassure you that your place at Notre Dame for September 2020 is secure, subject to appropriate references. Please keep checking the Coronavirus: Applicant Update and Coronavirus Update pages on our website for the latest information. 

We will be in touch directly with you all to provide information about the NotreFest event due to take place on 3 and 6 July, and to provide further details about enrollment. 

We hope you all enjoy everything that our Summer Learning Programme has to offer.

If you have questions, please email

Yours sincerely,

Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College


Careers Leader

Gary Mulcahy

Assistant Headteacher

Tel: 01134872800 ext: 2145


At Cockburn John Charles Academy all students receive a range of careers information through their form time activities, PSHCE / Citizenship lesson and assemblies. This may include online career searches to find out about different career opportunities to employer talks, employees individual accounts on their career journey, information on Apprenticeships and information regarding students’ next phase of their education from Colleges and Universities. Many specific careers based events or activities are organised either in school or off site.

The Careers team is made up of PSHCE / Citizenship teachers, a member of the CSG team, a full time independent careers guidance officer, the careers lead and a representative from Go Higher West Yorkshire and National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP).

Our SEND students and those at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) receive careers advice from Year 9. The student meets with the Independent Careers Adviser and a careers action plan is made to support their continuing journey on to college employment, education or training.

Students can also access the Careers Library in the school library to research different career opportunities, colleges and universities.

During Year 11 each student will receive at least one 30 minute careers meeting with the Independent Careers Adviser where advice and guidance is given to help the student decide on a course and college to continue their journey in education. During Citizenship lessons students work on their UCAS college applications. Students are able to request further careers meetings if needed or drop in to see the Careers adviser at break, lunchtime or after school on a Thursday or Friday. The Guidance, Aspirations & Wellbeing Coordination is available Monday to Friday to support students with any issues or concerns.

The NCOP representative is available Monday to Friday to support students with any educational concerns, support Summer School applications and give advice on moving on to College or University.

How do we measure and assess the impact of the careers programme on pupils?

  • Internal destinations measures e.g. ensuring all students apply for at least two post 16 options, have a CV, Record of Achievement and a personal statement.
  • Analyse School Performance published NEET figures.
  • Regularly complete a careers audit which rates the school offer against the Gatsby benchmarks – a measure of the DfE’s statutory requirements for careers guidance.

See below for useful websites giving a wealth of information on Careers and students’ next steps in education.

If you would like to support Cockburn John Charles Academy students with their career aspirations through offering a work experience placement, giving a talk on your area of expertise or advertise apprenticeships available to young people then please read our Provider Access Policy which details how to contact us.

Please click here to download a copy of the Academy’s provider access policy for 2019 – 20.

Please click here to download a copy of the Academy’s careers plan for 2019 – 20

Elliott Hudson College:
Cockburn John Charles Academy is a partner school of The Gorse Academies Trust and is proud to recommend Elliott Hudson College to our students wishing to study A-Level qualifications in Year 12 and Year 13.  Web-links to other Post 16 providers can be found below.

Website links:

General Careers Advice and Information

Job and employment sector information Information from across the region Career zones to find out about different jobs Video clips giving information on different jobs / careers A tool to compare jobs / salaries
Careers Advice and Information for Specific Sectors
Careers Matching Tests
On-line Prospectus
Local Colleges – Check out their website and open events
Apprenticeship Information First place to find information Upload your CV onto the Apprenticeship Hub
Football Programmes
Study programmes
Alternatives to Further or Higher Education
Higher Education compares university courses, including student satisfaction ratings,
graduate salaries and employment, tuition fees
and financial support, and cost of accommodation.