Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance (CEIAG)


All students should leave Chamberlayne College with clear post-16 pathways and be excited about their future.

Preparing for life post Chamberlayne 

We don't expect all of our students to have certainty in the career they wish to pursue but we do want to ensure that they have the highest of aspirations and belief in their own abilities so that they are best  placed to make informed future choices.

From the moment our students arrive at Chamberlayne they are encouraged to start thinking about their futures, what are their aspirations and what steps they need to take in order to achieve them. We work closely with our local colleges, sixth forms and universities as well as partner with organisations far and wide so that our students get the best opportunities. 

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We promote a range of opportunities to help guide our students as they progress through the school to help them develop informed preferences, post-16 choices and career aspirations. These range from in-house PSHE lessons, exploring LORIC strand employment qualities, career curriculum assemblies, employee visits, off site and work experiences, visits to FE and HE institutions as well as use of the Start online careers platforms and bespoke targeted programmes. Students also have access to our Career Advisor who offers impartial advice on future careers and the next step pathways available to them. 

The Student Experience 


Year 7/8 and 9

Students are introduced to careers education by raising their awareness of a wide range of careers and pathways. They are able to identify career preferences based on areas of interest and suitability. They discover careers options and pathways including qualifications and experience before finally making informed decisions about GCSE options that have clear link to careers in preparation for future progression and post 16 choices.

Year 10 and 11

Students refine their career aspirations and recognise the next steps. Students develop their knowledge and employability skills. They make smart choices about their post 16 career pathways making plans for colleges, training providers and apprenticeships 

Careers Platforms and Tools


Start is a free, online careers platform designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential. It combines comprehensive information with a personalised experience helping our students to make more informed decisions about their future study are career options.

Start includes:

  • A student profile: Students building a profile and access personalised study and career information.

  • Modules: Activities to guide students through engaging content on what to study, where to learn and the world of work

  • Locker: An online record of achievement to evidence skills for future applications and CV’s

  • Employability action planning: Students can set goals and stay in control of their career planning.