Siddal Moor

Welcome to our (CEIAG) website.

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.

Results - Find an apprenticeship

We've introduced a new way to find and apply for an apprenticeship in England.

Find career ideas

Knowing what to do can be tough. As a starting point, it's helpful to know what sort of job or career you'd like to have - don't worry if you don't know what you want to do yet though! Work out what sort of job sector you'd like to work in by researching some job families .

Our 2019 Future Foundations
careers event took place
on Thursday 3rd October.

The event was being run for a fifth 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 NHS, police and RAF turned out to offer career advice, course information and discuss opportunities within many sectors. Read on ....


 Open Events ...

  • Bury College Open Event - Wednesday 26th February 2020, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • The Manchester College Open Event, Openshaw campus - Thursday 5th March 2020, 5pm - 7:30pm

* Open event information correct as of October 2019 but is subject to change. Please check the providers websites to confirm.

"Siddal Moor holds the Quality in Careers Standard"

Siddal Moor school holds 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.

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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
  • 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.

2019 Moving on Report shows 0% NEET’s (Not in Education, Employment or Training)
This means all leavers moved onto a positive destination

"This is further proof of the high standard of careers advice and support offered by the school."Andrew Turner, Rochdale MBC Skills & Participation Development Officer      Find out more >

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 Read more ...

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 parents' 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 Higher

Greater Manchester Higher is a collaborative network of higher education providers in Greater Manchester who are working together to raise the ambitions of young people and the awareness of higher education through providing impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG), alongside a menu of outreach activities.

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