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Post 16 / Careers

At The Brier School we strongly believe that good career guidance helps inspire students towards further study and enables them to make informed decisions whenever choices are open to them. It helps them to understand enough about the world of work to know what skills and qualifications they need to succeed. It is critical for social mobility because it helps open students’ eyes to careers they may not have considered.


The Brier School is committed to providing a high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme to all students. In line with the statutory guidance produced by the Gatsby Benchmarks and the DFE, students receive appropriate and relevant careers advice embedded into the curriculum in addition to dedicated one to one opportunities and group work. CEIAG is incorporated into our curriculum in order to stimulate the interests of students and to inspire them to reach their full potential. The aim of the CEIAG curriculum at the Brier School is to: 

  • Support pupils to make informed decisions which are appropriate for them  

  • Prepare pupils for the transition to life after school (including post 16 provision and work) 

  • Inspire and encourage pupils to develop themselves as individuals and live as independently as is possible 

  • Develop personal characteristics such as social skills and to develop strategies which enable them to show good and effective communication, resilience and to have balanced proportionate responses to everyday work place challenges and successes. 


All pupils in years 8-14 are entitled to find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point. Pupils are also entitled to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and group discussions and taster events. They should also understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.


The Brier School is committed to ensuring that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access students in years 8 to 13 for the purposes of informing them about approved technical education, qualifications or apprenticeships as well as incorporating this information into the curriculum. 


A provider wishing to request access should contact Miss Marie Morton (Assistant Head Teacher) who is responsible for the careers curriculum/pathways within the Brier School. 

Telephone: 01384 816000 


Use the link below to view/download a copy of our Work Experience Policy and Careers Guidance policy.