Brownhill Learning Community

Brownhill Learning Community

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

We are committed to providing a planned programme of careers education and impartial information, advice and guidance (The Quality in Careers Standard) for all students in years 7-11, in partnership with Positive Steps. The BLC strives to work within Gatsby Benchmarks supported by the Raising Participation and Apprenticeship Team.

The careers programme is designed to meet the needs of the students in our community.  It is designed to ensure progression through a variety of activities that are appropriate to students' stages of career learning, planning and development.

Students are entitled to CEIAG which meets professional standards of practice and which is person centred and impartial.  It is embedded into students' experience of the whole curriculum and based on a partnership with students and their parents/ carers.  Raising aspirations, challenging stereotyping and promoting equality and diversity are key aspects.

We currently hold a Gold Award for Inspiring IAG in school and we are working very hard to ensure that we maintain this high standard in the future.

blc provider access statement 2019-2020

Careers Team

The Careers Team at Brownhill Learning Community consist of the following staff:

Stella OldhamLearning Support Manager
Diane Wilkinson
Progression Officer
Peter Tupman
Positive Steps Advisor

NEET Information

NEET means not in education, employment or training. Information is based on Year 12 and Year 13 students

February 2017

Year 12 students - 24% were NEET

Year 13 students - 29.1% were NEET

June 2017

Year 12 students - 26.7% were NEET

Year 13 students - 24.4% were NEET

April 2018

Year 12 students - 22.6% were NEET

Year 13 students - 32.4% were NEET

Oct 2018

Year 12 students - 12.0% were NEET

Year 13 students - 22.9% were NEET

For more information you can visit this website:

Please click on the files below for more information about CEIAG at Brownhill Learning Community.

Rochdale Apprenticeship Brochure

CEIAG Policy

Please click the link below to view our CEIAG Policy for the BLC:

ceiag policy 2019-2020



Useful Links            

Vocational Courses

At Brownhill Learning Community we consider practical experience to be the best way for students to learn how they are expected to conduct themselves in a work or training environment.

We have close links with ACE Training, who along with our in-house placements, offer a range of subjects for our students to experience. All the vocational courses are linked to industry work experience.

Years 10 and 11

Vocational subjects are a valuable learning experience for any student and provide access to a range of accredited courses.

We are constantly updating and changing our courses to reflect the employment areas which are available in the Rochdale Borough and Greater Manchester areas.

In exceptional circumstances, Year 10s and 11s may access the courses at the discretion of the Learning Support Lead.


All of the courses listed below are studied for 1 year and allow for progression into further education either through college or a local training provider:

Hairdressing (Unit Awards)
Key Stage 4 Centre
External Tutor, Eileen Connor
NCFE Personal Development in the Outdoor Industry (Level 1)
Key Stage 4 Centre
Mwesigwa Magumba, Caroline Travis
ACE Training (Motor Vehicle ABC Level 1)
Chichester Street, Rochdale
Sue Grimes
BTEC Level 1 Sport
Key Stage 4 Centre
Mwesigwa Magumba and Caroline Travis
Cookery (Home Cooking BTEC Level 2)
Key Stage 4 Centre
Natalie Kay and Marie Duggan
Entry Level Certificate in Art
Key Stage 4 Centre
Sue Grimes and Marie Duggan
ACE Training (Building Crafts AQA Level 1)
Chichester Street, Rochdale
Roland Baynes
Fire Team
Fire Station, Halifax Road
Mwesigwa Magumba


Our Pass is a UK first. It offers 16-18 year olds free bus travel on all local bus services across Greater Manchester, making it easier to access education, work, training, culture and leisure opportunities in the city-region.

Our Pass will also provide direct access to a range of opportunities for 16-18 year olds in Greater Manchester. Throughout the summer, opportunities from music to sport, competitions and taster days will be announced.

You can apply from Monday 1 July and use Our Pass from Sunday 1 September.

For further details, please see the links below:

our pass - school & college faqs

our pass - social media pack

our pass a5 flyer

your life your journey your pass