Brownhill Learning Community

Brownhill Learning Community

Student Information / Careers News - What's up and coming / Vocational Courses?


Brownhill Learning Community adopts a whole school approach to National Careers Week involving employers coming into school and a lot of work in planned lessons looking at ‘The World of Work’ and how our young people can aspire to do whatever they want to do if they put in the time and effort.



What’s on at Skills North West Careers Fair?

Skills North West 2020

Skills North West is a Jam-Packed event full of interactive, inspiring and informative activities.


The event features hands-on demonstrations with industry experts at the ready to offer free insight and impartial advice. 

We encourage our attendees to visit as many stands as possible and talk to the different organisations exhibiting.

this is your opportunity to find out more about what the future has to offer you.



This year we will be taking all our year 10 students to the annual Skills North West Careers Fair at Event City. 


Our Heights Lane students will go on Wednesday, 25th March 2020 and our Darnhill students will attend on Thursday, 26th March 2020.


Summer with the National Citizen Service





“A Youth Programme like no other!”

Designed especially for 16 and 17 year olds, the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.


We’ll help you realize that big, exciting things can come from feeling a little bit overwhelmed.


...No, seriously, it’s all good. Remember, No. We. Can. Show yourself exactly what you’re made of!


On NCS, you’ll mix with a new crowd, and take on fresh challenges together. Before you know it, you’ll be rooting for each other, as you all tackle your own little hurdles.



Along the way, you’ll also get a taste for independence and pick up skills that’ll help you smash your future goals.  And if that’s not enough for you, you’ll also be given a platform to have your voice heard and pursue a passion project.


The NCS experience might last just a few weeks, but the impact? That lasts a LOT longer.


Over 500,000 people have already done NCS – want to join them?


Staff from ‘The Growth Company’ will start coming into school in February and March to tell our year 11 students about the Summer programme and give them all information to take home and talk to parents about.


Students from Brownhill Learning Community that have taken part in this really great adventure previously have enjoyed it and learned about skills and qualities they never knew they had!!


Why don’t YOU give it a go!



Click on the link below to find out more about Summer 2020


https://wearencs.com/summer

New Starter Day – Tuesday, 30th June 2020

Hopwood Hall College


All year 11 students that have been given a conditional offer of a place at Hopwood Hall College need to book onto the New Starter Day.  You can do this with Pete Tupman, our schools Career Advisor from Positive Steps or Diane Wilkinson schools Progression Officer.



The day is all about meeting the tutors, getting to know the college and meeting other young people who are doing the same course.  The reason for this is to alleviate young people’s stress or anxiety that sometimes builds between the end of year 11 and the start at college in September.


Year 10 Taster Day –Thursday, 2nd July 2020 at Hopwood Hall College.

Students who have signed up to this will be taken to their chosen taster by school staff on the day.

Hopwood Hall Open Evening - Thursday, 23rd April 2020 - 4-7pm

Please click on link below to find out information about the open evening.


https://www.hopwood.ac.uk/events/open-evening-april-23rd-2020-4-7pm