Sacred Heart Catholic College is committed to providing a planned programme of impartial information, advice and guidance to all pupils through a range of processes designed to enable individuals to make informed choices and transitions related to their personal, educational and careers development.


College Enterprise Partnership

Through port locations in Dublin, Sheerness, Glasgow, Great Yarmouth, the Manchester Ship Canal and of course Liverpool, the Peel Ports Group handles many diverse commodities including bananas, whiskey, grain, steel, biomass, project cargo, cars, molasses, animal feed, scrap metals, aggregates and lots, lots more! The historic Port of Liverpool itself is not only a key part of the local community but is also a key part of the UK supply chain. With employment roles in engineering, operations, finance, logistic, sales, commercial, project management and management there is a wealth of opportunities available at the port. Together with significant investments at the port including the new £400m deep-water container terminal, means that there are exciting times ahead for the Port of Liverpool which is already one of the largest, busiest and most diverse ports in the UK.

School YearActivities
Year 7Students begin their careers journey at Sacred Heart by thinking about their own qualities by completing a CV that will be kept and amended throughout their time at Sacred Heart. Throughout the year, employers will visit students from the local area, including Peel Ports, showcasing the different job opportunities available to them in the future. Other areas will be considered in PSHE lessons.
Year 8Students will now have an opportunity to meet employers in a ‘Meet Professionals event’. This will allow students to discuss what is involved in various job roles, and allow students to start thinking about their future careers and what skills are needed for them to achieve this.
Year 9Year 9 is a year where student have to make some very important decisions. Students are fully informed on their choices at GCSE. Students are supported in this decision making to impartial careers advice at a Careers Fair. All students in Year 9 will be asked to develop their entrepreneurial skills by taking part in the Ryman Enterprise challenge.
Year 10 Students in Year 10 to develop their skills of employability. A strong partnership with HMRC allows students to take part in Mock Interviews. All Year 10 students take part in a week long Work Experience with local and national businesses. Able and Disadvantaged are given opportunities to access Higher Education days at the University of Liverpool and John Mores University.
Year 11Year 11 continues the opportunity for students to think about their future further with a ‘Meet the professional’ event. A visit from Lancaster University raises aspirations to encourage students to think about their futures, especially advice about A Level studies. Students also have an opportunity to discuss apprenticeships and other options at a Careers Fair.
Year 12 Year 12 students are made to fully consider their post 18 options by taking part in work experience which links strongly to their future career. Mock interviews are held with Liverpool and Sefton Chamber of Commerce. There are varied events to help students apply for university, including UCAS help, visits to Oxbridge and other Universities.
Year 13Students are further helped with the UCAS process. For those students not considering Higher Education, external agencies and employers work with those pupils to help give them further advice and independent careers advice.


This policy statement sets out the school’s arrangements for managing the access of providers to pupils at the school for the purpose of giving them information about the providers education or training offer. This complies with the school’s legal obligations under Section 42B of the Education Act 1997.

Pupil Entitlement

All pupils in years 8-13 are entitled:

  • To find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeshipp opportunities, as part of a careers programme which provides information on the full range of education and training options available at each transition point;
  • To hear from a range of local providers about opportunities they offer, including technical education and apprenticeships – through options events, assemblies and taster events.
  • To understand how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses.

Management of provider access requests

A provider wishing to request access shoould contact Mr. James Gardiner
Telephone 0151 931 2971. Email address [email protected]

Opportunities for access

A number of events, integrated into the schools careers programme, will offer providers an opportunity to come into school to speak to pupils and/or their parents/carers.

School YearAutumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 8Life Skills - Assembly and tutor group opportunities.Life Skills - assembly and tutor group activities.Life Skills - assembly and tutor group activities.
Year 9KS4 Options evening Careers Fair
Year 10Mock Interview sessions Life Skill - Work Experience preparation.Careers FairLife Skills - assembly preparation for work experience.
Year 11Post 16 evening Meet the Professionals Event. Careers Fair.
Year 12
Year 13

Please speak to Mr. Gardiner to identify most suitable opportunity for you.

Premises and Facilities

The school will make the main hall, classrooms or conference rooms available for discussions between providers and students, as appropiate to the activity. The school will make any AV and other specialist equipment to support provider presentations. This will be discuessed with in advance of the visit to Sacred Heart.

Providers are welcome to leave a copy of their prospectus or other relevant course literature. This information will be made available to students.







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