Our Schools Liaison team are here to help school students get ready for the next exciting stage of their education, which starts by going to college. From providing a taste of what it’s like to study at Marple Sixth Form, to giving in-depth information on the amazing range of vocational courses on offer, they provide a friendly, helpful and knowledgeable link between schools and the college. For teachers and parents or carers, the team provides expert advice on applications and the right education path to choose.
What we offer
With a variety of subject areas to choose from at Marple we offer group events and activities designed to build skills and confidence, inspiring students to aim higher when they leave school.
Our team are always happy to attend school career evenings, year group assemblies and skill events to inform, engage and inspire your students about their next steps after school.
To help support your students in their next steps we offer mock interview activities - giving them the opportunity to develop the key skills that will secure their place at their chosen college or sixth form.
Whether it’s career advice, student wellbeing and learning support, or subject-specific activities, we offer everything schools need to show students what Sixth Forms can achieve and how to choose the right course for them.
At Marple Sixth Form College we aim to inspire the next generation by engaging students across schools in Greater Manchester and the North West. We can advise on the range of A levels, technical and professional courses and apprenticeships available. Plus, we offer hands-on activities such as mock job interviews to inspire and engage with students, as well as tours of the college campuses for school groups and individuals.
Our Schools Liaison team provides the perfect window into the opportunities at Marple Sixth Form College. They provide a wide range of activities designed for learners still at school to let them know what they could achieve by choosing college.
Careers Education, Information & Guidance
To support individuals on their journey to a successful career all students studying with us here at Marple Sixth Form are enlisted onto our Careers Programme, as an integral part of their study programme. We even provide impartial careers guidance and support before students choose to enrol with us.
Marple Sixth Form holds the Matrix Standard for the provision of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG). There are teams of professional, qualified and impartial Advisors available to offer a range of IAG services. This programme highlights the IAG offer available careers to learners and is mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds to their future career potential. With tools such as job suitability profiling and an online record of achievement students can use the platform to explore job profiles, apprenticeship vacancies and course information.
Who uses the Start Careers platform?
Students – as the key beneficiaries, students between the ages of 11-18 are the significant user group on Start.
Teachers – from senior leaders to heads of year and subject teachers, Start is used by everyone involved in the careers process.
Careers advisers – personal guidance from a professional is an essential part of any careers programme and Start helps these users to stay up to date and engage with students.
Parents – as a key influencer in a young person’s careers advice, Start provides parents with access to the same information so that they can better support their children.
Anyone can join the careers platform, at anytime. Simply follow the link here to register for Start, and start your journey to a thriving career.
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 Benchmarks for Colleges and Sixth Forms listed here outline the important elements of a robust career guidance programme, as well as outlining how we at Marple Sixth Form College meet the benchmark. They have been developed from the Gatsby Benchmarks for good career guidance, following consultation with a range of colleges across England to align them with the needs of the sector.
A stable careers programme
Embedded within each study programme
Learning from career and labour market information
Careers Section on our website and information in tutorials
Addressing the needs of each student
Careers Guidance Team and Tutorials
Linking curriculum learning to careers
Programme of Study
Encounters with employers and employees
Work Experience expectation within
programme of study
Experiences of workplaces
Work Visits, Work Shadowing, Work Experience, Work Placements
Encounters with further and higher education
Careers IAG provision, HE fairs, Visits from
Careers Guidance is provided for all students
Tell us what you need
If you’d like to find out more about engaging young learners, please contact our Schools Liaison Officer by emailing email@example.com or simply fill out the form below and we’ll get back to you.