Careers and Guidance

Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) are key elements of our work with students at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School. CEIAG covers a range of activities and interventions that help our students to become more self-reliant and better able to manage their personal and career development, as part of their ongoing learning. It is our aim that our students will be well prepared and able to make informed decisions regarding the next stages in their lives, enabling them to thrive.

CEIAG at Clitheroe Royal Grammar School has four essential and interlinked principles:

Careers Education – a planned curriculum programme that gives students the knowledge and skills for planning and managing their careers.

Careers Information – including learning options, skills, occupations, labour market information and progression routes – facilitated by a range of on-line resources, accessible via our Moodle VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), including access to the National Careers Service, university research resources, the Apprenticeships portal and a range of research tools.

Careers Advice and Guidance – personalised help to identify long-term goals and to plan the steps to attain them, including access to advisers who can provide a careers interview.

Work-Related Learning – experiences within and outside the curriculum that help students learn about economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise.

The Careers Lead is Mr J Powell, the Careers Co-ordinator is Mrs V Howard and the Careers and Work Experience Administrator is Miss A Parsons. They can be contacted via or 01200 423118.

All Careers information (including the CEIAG Policy and the Provider Access Policy) is reviewed annually each October.

National Careers Week (NCW) 2023: Virtual Careers Fair

To coincide with National Careers Week 2023 (6th – 11th March), and running every day, you can discover a range of exciting and inspiring careers everyday by taking part in the Virtual Careers Fair.

Labour Market Information (LMI)

It is important that students have access to high quality, reliable labour market information (LMI) so they can make informed decisions when planning their future career. LMI provides access to accurate and up-to-date economic and employment information including entry routes into a chosen career, opportunities in a certain city or region, level of competition, typical rates of pay, progression opportunities and more. Click on the following links to find out more:

Labour Market Profile North West
LMI for All
Office for Labour Market Statistics
Skills, Employment and Socio-Economic Evidence Base Dashboard
Lancashire Careers Hub LMI Resource


Sixth Form and College Open Evenings

There are various Sixth Form and College Open Evenings taking place.


Careers Bulletin

Download the CRGS Monthly Careers Bulletin:

December 2023 
November 2023 
October 2023
February 2023
January 2023 
December 2022
November 2022
October 2022
September 2022 
May 2022
April 2022
March 2022
February 2022
January 2022

November 2021

October 2021

July 2021
May 2021
April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020

Our student Careers Bulletin is emailed directly to all students and Parents/Carers.

If you, as a Parent/Carer or an employer or employee would like to take part in our careers programme, please email

Careers websites to support your careers search

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Careers Programme

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Main School Careers Curriculum 2023-2024

CRGS-CEIAG Programme Information

We are fully compliant with the “Baker Duty” and provide opportunities for a range of post-16 and post-18 providers to visit and speak to our students, covering T Levels, vocational options and apprenticeships. For example, in October 2022, we welcomed Burnley College (who offer a wide range of Post -16 options) and ASK Apprenticeships who delivered presentations to all students in Years 7-11.  In May 2023 we welcomed a number of post-18 providers of School Leaver Schemes and providers of Higher and Degree Apprenticeships to speak to all Year 12 students.  The Provider Access Policy outlines how providers can contact us to request access.

Careers Education and IAG Policy

Clitheroe Royal Grammar School Provider Access Policy


"Leaders provide high-quality careers education, information, advice and guidance. Pupils and students receive meaningful encounters with the world of work and expert guidance from well-trained staff. Leaders have also facilitated international work experiences, enterprise days and talks from industry experts to ensure that pupils can aim high and truly consider their career options. A high proportion of students successfully gain places on reputable university programmes."

— Ofsted November 2022