Careers and Guidance

 Careers Education, Information, Advice & Guidance (CEAIG)

Careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEAIG) are key elements of our work with our Sixth Form students. CEIAG covers a range of activities and interventions that help our learners 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, allowing them to thrive.

CEIAG in our school has four essential and interlinked principles:

Careers Education – a planned programme in the curriculum 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, 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 of the curriculum that help students learn about economic well-being, 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.

Futures Webinar

On Tuesday 14th May 2024 we held our Futures webinar for parents and carers to ask questions relating to Futures plans.

If you missed the webinar, a copy has been e-mailed to all parents & carers.  If you have any questions, please e-mail

Work Experience 2024

Year 12 students will undertake a week’s work experience during 15th-19th July 2024.

Click here to download a copy of the 2024 work experience handbook.

Higher Education

We have an extensive programme to support students through the university application (UCAS) process. In Year 12, there is a Careers Morning in March and a Futures Day in the summer term when speakers from competitive universities and members of our alumni deliver sessions regarding the application process and give advice on student life, student finance, degree apprenticeships and interview skills. Students attend the Manchester UCAS Discovery Day in March and are given the opportunity to visit either a city or campus university Open Day in June. We also encourage students to visit universities of their own choosing during June and July, as part of their UCAS research.

Oxford, Cambridge and the Pre-Professional Programme

Students who are applying to Oxford or Cambridge or for highly competitive courses such as Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science are given extra support with specialist programmes led by members of the Sixth Form Team. This support includes a visit to Oxford and Cambridge; an Oxbridge Conference hosted by CRGS; a parents’ Oxbridge evening; guest speakers at our CRGS MedSoc as well as a Pre-Professional morning focussing on the application and interview process and the specialist aptitude tests.

Click here download a pdf version of the Oxbridge Parents Evening 2023 PowerPoint.


Supporting Students in Undertaking Research and Making Decisions

Senior Tutors offer individual guidance and support to students relating to their choice of course and university. Students are directed to many useful resources. Our Careers and Higher Education Adviser is available to support students through the application process and to assist students who are considering apprenticeships / employment. Senior Tutors provide a personalised written reference for every student whether they are applying to university or for apprenticeships / employment.

UCAS 2024 APPLY How to Guide

This is our comprehensive guide to completing a UCAS application. It is important that any student intending to make a university application reads this carefully and keeps a copy for reference. Click here to download a copy of the UCAS 2024 How to Apply Guide.

UCAS 2025 APPLY How to Guide

This is our comprehensive guide to completing a UCAS application. It is important that any student intending to make a university application reads this carefully and keeps a copy for reference. Click here to download a copy of the UCAS 2025 How to Apply Guide.

Personal Statements

Form Tutors support students with their Personal Statements and Senior Tutors review them. This process commences in the summer term of Year 12 and is finalised in the early part of the autumn term in Year 13, by which time students should have a clearer idea of the courses they wish to pursue. Students, especially those applying for courses which require early entry, should have a strong draft completed by early September.

Lancaster Link

We are delighted to be one of a small number of schools that has been invited by Lancaster University to join their ‘Lancaster Link’ programme.

The programme includes a number of exclusive benefits for CRGS students, including:

  • Guaranteed offers and interviews
  • Guaranteed accommodation on campus
  • Access to the Lancaster scholarship package
  • Peer to peer mentoring
  • Information, advice and guidance – and much more

You can find out more here:


Please click on the link below to access resources for Parents & Carers to support their young person in applying for apprenticeships: also available here.

Parents’ and Carers’ Pack: Helping your child search and apply for apprenticeships

Apprenticeships: A Guide to Applying 2023/24

Apprenticeships: A Guide to Applying 2024/25

Predicted Grades

This is our Predicted Grades Statement which outlines the purpose, principles and process for predicted grades at CRGS Sixth Form

National Careers Week (NCW) 2024: Virtual Careers Fair

To coincide with National Careers Week 2024 (4th – 9th  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

Careers Bulletin

Download the CRGS Careers Bulletin:

2024 June/July
2024 May
2024 April
2024 March 


2024 January
2023 December
2023 November
2023 October
2023 February
2023 January
2022 December
2022 November
2022 October
2022 September
2022 May
2022 April
2022 March
2022 February
2022 January
2021 November
2021 September
2021 July
2021 May Issue 11
2021 April Issue 10
2021 March Issue 9
2021 February Issue 8
2021 January Issue 6
2021 December Issue 5
2021 November Issue 3
Issue 4
2021 October


Issue 1
Issue 2

Our student 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 

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