Your school is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education throughout the full 5 years. Careers education is embedded into our Life Skills curriculum across years 7 to 11.

You will have access to impartial and independent careers advice via Halton Careers Education Service and to local employers.

We aim to prepare you for life beyond school by getting you to think about where you fit in to the world of work through activities, such as:

  • mentoring
  • workplace visits
  • careers fairs
  • guest speakers
  • 2 weeks of work-related learning
  • careers assemblies
  • trips and visits
  • breakout days

Careers quizzes

Try some of these careers quizzes, to see what might be the career of your dreams:

Buzz Animals – icould

Step Into The NHS :: Take the test

Career Personality Test: What Job Should I Do Quiz | Go Construct

Career Quiz helping you find the right career, degree or apprenticeship (

Free Career Quiz | Holland Code Job Aptitude Test (

School | what job suits me | LifeSkills (

Start – Careers Information (

UCAS | jobs | Choose from 10,107 live vacancies

School Leaver Jobs | AllAboutSchoolLeavers

Launchyourcareer – Quiz

Career Paths Quiz – Panjango

Preparing for adulthood, education and employment


Apprenticeships are real jobs that allow you to earn a wage while you learn. They can take between 1 and 5 years to complete, depending on the level.

RAF apprenticeship

Police Constable apprenticeship

T levels

A T Level is a nationally-recognised qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds that takes 2 years to complete. Leading businesses and employers helped design T Levels to give you the knowledge and skills you need. They’re roughly equal to 3 A levels.


A skills development programme for 16 to 24-year olds. It includes an unpaid work placement and is designed to help you get ready for an apprenticeship.

Vocational technical qualifications (VTQs)

VTQs are practical qualifications for over 16s. They’re designed to help you get the skills you need to start your career or go on to higher levels of education.

A levels

Subject-based qualifications usually assessed by exams. They can lead to further study, training or work. You usually study A levels over 2 years. Most students choose 3 subjects to study but you can take more or fewer.

Higher education

Higher education is the name for qualifications and courses you can take after 18. It includes diplomas, foundation years, bachelor degrees and more.

Higher Technical Qualifications (HTQs)

HTQs are technical qualifications that employers have helped develop so you can get the right training and skills you need to succeed at work.

Supported internships

An unpaid work-based study programme that usually lasts for one year. It includes an extended work placement that lasts for at least 6 months. You’ll take the first step from education into the workplace while gaining the skills you need to get a paid job.

School leaver schemes

Some companies offer school leaver schemes to young people who have completed A levels. The schemes allow you to learn and train with a large company while earning a wage.

Useful links:

Preparing for transitions

Read through this booklet to learn all about transitions into GCSE, and onto post 16 choices.

Creating Careers

Creating Careers allows students to explore the exciting and interesting career pathways Liverpool City Region has to offer.

Budgeting booklet

This workbook will help you work through how to budget when living independently.

Study skills booklet

This booklet will help you with study skills, revision techniques and essay writing.

PfA Education and Employment | Local Offer (

Halton Local Authority Local Offer to support with transition after secondary school.
Russell Group universities are committed to the highest levels of academic excellence in both teaching and research.
At U-Explore we have a simple belief that careers information, advice and guidance has to be far more relevant, engaging and purposeful for young people.
We provide application services across a range of subject areas and modes of study for UK higher education providers.
Swarm connects entrepreneurial young people with business owners. Our young people work through a Level 3 enterprise apprenticeship and apply their learning to make money for the small business.
The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice.

The team at GoCompare has put together a report that reveals the riskiest jobs in the UK, seeing how dangerous each industry is and how much it costs the business.

Online Learning – Improve Communication Skills, Writing Skills & Much More | EtonX

EtonX provide a variety of online courses for all students, whether preparing for sixth form, or for higher education or the workplace.

Providers we work with:

Halton Careers ServiceElevateUniversity of LiverpoolEdge Hill UniversityUniversity of Chester
Cronton and Riverside CollegeSt Helens CollegeAsk ApprenticeshipsArmyNavy
RAFHalton Local Authority-Planning DeptReeseheathMyerscough CollegePriestly College
Balfour BeattyBritish ArmyCheshire ConstabularyDaresbury LaboratoryDavid Campbell Football Academy
Dunky’s Day NurseryEmovisAcademyHUSCO International LtdJarvis Training Management LtdKeltbray Rail
LCR Apprenticeship HubLIPALiverpool Hope UniversityLiverpool John Moores UniversityNHS
Progress to ExcellenceSainsbury’s ArgosTelefonica O2Total PeopleTTE
Warrington & Vale Royal CollegeVarious other Employers and Providers