Siddal Moor

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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)

Siddal Moor is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and information, advice and guidance (IAG).

Education or training options?

Access the information needed to make informed choices about future learning and career pathways.

The careers programme

is designed to meet the needs of all students at Siddal Moor. It is differentiated and personalised to ensure progression through activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development.

Our aim

is that all students will leave the school with the skills and knowledge required to support their entry to higher education or employment.


is seen as playing an important role in motivating our students to maximise their academic and personal achievement.

We are committed

to providing a planned programme of CEIAG for all students in Years 7 to 11.

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Year 11 Open Event this Saturday at Oldham College

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Where are they now?

Our 2018 Future Foundations careers event took place on Thursday 4th October.

The event was being run for a fourth year after previous events had proved very successful. This year over 20 post 16 providers from around the North-West including sixth form centres, colleges, apprenticeship opportunities and representatives from the police, navy and army turned out to offer career advice, course information and discuss opportunities within many sectors. Read on ....


Open Events ...

  • Hopwood Hall College Open Day - Saturday 2nd February 2019, 10am - 2pm
  • Bury College Foundation Studies and Autism Open Event - Thursday 7th February 2019, 3pm - 7pm
  • Access Creative College Open Evening - Tuesday 12th February 2019, 5pm OR 6.30pm (Booking required through
  • Access Creative Taster Day - Friday 22nd February 2019, 10am - 12.30pm OR 1.30pm - 4pm (Booking required through
  • Bury College Open Evening - Wednesday 27th February 2019, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
  • Access Creative College GCSE Graphics Workshop - Saturday 16th March 2019, 10am - 2pm (Booking required through
  • Access Creative College Open Day - Saturday 30th March 2019, 1.30pm OR 3pm (Booking required through
  • Hopwood Hall College Open Evening - Thursday 4th April 2019, 4pm - 7pm
  • Oldham College Open Day - Saturday 11th May 2019, 11am - 2pm
  • Oldham College Summer Open Day - Saturday 6th July 2019, 11am - 2pm
  • Hopwood Hall College Summer Open Day - Thursday 8th August 2019, 10am - 3pm  (All dates at both Middleton and Rochdale Campuses)

"Siddal Moor Awarded the Quality in Careers Standard

Siddal Moor school has been awarded the Quality in Careers Standard Award (the highest award for careers advice and guidance). The school was the first in Rochdale to achieve this new national award.

Quality in Careers requires schools and colleges to demonstrate to an external independent assessor that their programme of careers education, enterprise and employability (including work-related learning opportunities) for all students: has strong leadership and effective training for staff involved in planning and delivering the programme. Employers, as well as further and higher education providers, must be involved in the programme to open up and increase students’ understanding of a wide range of options, routes and providers of apprenticeships, colleges and universities.

The school has had to demonstrate that its careers programme will: educate, prepare and inspire young people as they make decisions about their future learning and work choices, improve their motivation and aspiration, develop their career learning skills, knowledge and attributes, and increase their understanding of work-based issues such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination and equal opportunities. By achieving the national Quality in Careers Standard, parents and young people’s future employers can be confident that the careers support provided by Siddal Moor will help every student to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to take control of their future.

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) ....

programmes make a major contribution in preparing young people for opportunities, responsibilities and experience of life after Year 11. They help young people make decisions and manage transitions as learners and workers. It is vital that all 11-16 year olds have the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices. We strive at all times to conform to the current "best practices" in Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance laid down by the government.
What is CEIAG ..... Read on

Siddal Moor is committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and information, advice and guidance (IAG)

The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. It is fully aligned with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for "Good Career Guidance" and fully complies with the Department for Education's 'statutory guidance'. Find out more at
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Siddal Moor and Positive Steps Partnership....

Siddal Moor has a qualified careers adviser who is based in school in room CF05. Employed by Positive Steps, Karen Hodgson offers information, advice and guidance to students through 1-1 careers appointments, group work and attending parent’s evenings. For further information please contact 01706 369436 or email

A Levels, BTEC Courses, Vocational Qualifications,...

The choices available and decisions you will need to make towards the end of your learning here at Siddal Moor can be daunting. As well as information on the programme of CEIAG provided for Siddal Moor student's from Years 7 through to Year 11 this website is also designed to bring you helpful information and advice when making those 'Where Next?' decisions at the start of Year 11. Book an appointment with one of our careers advisors to discuss your future career path.
View Pathways and Provision PDF


Greater Manchester Offer

As part of the GM Offer, a group of 60 Year 8 Siddal Moor students visited the University of Salford on Monday 23rd January to sample a day in Higher Education. After a tour of the campus the students took part in a fact finding workshop followed by a student production about career options.
In November 2016 another group of Year 8 students took part in a visit to the University of Bolton and the remaining students from this year group will visit the University of Liverpool in June, the visit will focus on Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Sciences.
Alongside the delivery of our CEIAG programme visits like these are working to raise the aspirations of this year group, inspire the students about life after Siddal Moor, and raise the importance of picking their GCSE options in Year 9.

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