CEIAG/Careers Information

Mr N R Quaile
Head of Department/Teacher of CEIAG

Mrs J Coen
Deputy Head of Department/Teacher of CEIAG


  • To develop in young people knowledge and understanding of the world around them and the range of study and work options available to them.
  • To develop understanding of how their career can be managed throughout their working lives.
  • To enable students to become good communicators, develop research skills and to understand the outcomes of their decisions and actions.
  • To develop an inquiring mind.
  • To develop skills in acquiring information and use it to support informed decisions.
  • To use sources of information critically and in context.
  • To develop skills in literacy, information technology and numeracy.
  • To develop skills of critical independent thinking.


Students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to draw conclusions and make informed decisions through the selection and application of appropriate knowledge and understanding.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of differing options and pathways, and in the light of these be able to reach informed decisions at key transition points.
  • Develop transferable skills, useful in other subjects, for tertiary education and in the world of work.

To facilitate such aims and objectives, the department will aim: 

  • To adopt a wide range of teaching styles and strategies in order to motivate students and arouse interest.
  • To foster supportive relationships within the classroom where students feel valued and as a result take pride in their work.
  • To monitor all students’ work and when necessary report to Pastoral Year Heads and SENCO on the needs of individuals.
  • To review schemes and resources regularly.
  • To provide students with opportunities to go on open days, attend conventions and visits and listen to visiting speakers whenever appropriate.
  • To encourage all members of the department to develop their own professional skills.
  • To forge strong links between home and school, generating a sense of cooperation.

Year 11:

Theme 1: (LLW core module): Local & Global Economy
Theme 2: (LLW core module): Rights & Responsibilities in the workplace
Theme 3: (CEIAG module): Post-16 Options

CSNI Key Stage 4/5 transition talk

Year 12:

Theme 1: (CEIAG module): Personal Career Planning & CEIAG Research
Theme 2: (LLW core module): Recruitment & Selection Procedures
Theme 3: (LLW core module): Self-Employment

Individual CEIAG interviews with CSNI

Year 13:

Theme 1: What Employers Want
Theme 2: Skills & Qualities Audit & Career Matching
Theme 3: Labour Market Information & CEIAG Decision Making
Theme 4: Work Shadow and Importance of Experience
Theme 5: CEIAG Target Setting & Action Planning
Theme 6: Post-18 Options & CEIAG Research
Theme 7: Further Education & Study Abroad
Theme 8: Higher Education
Theme 9: The Application Process & Personal Statements

Individual CEIAG interviews with CSNI/Head of CEIAG by self-referral

Year 14:

Theme 1: Completing Applications: Further & Higher Education
Theme 2: Interview Skills
Theme 3: Money Sense & Student Finance
Theme 4: Preparing for Life after School
Theme 5: Job Hunting & Applications

Individual CEIAG interviews with CSNI/Head of CEIAG by self-referral


Department for the Economy Careers Service

Web: www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/skills-succeed
Twitter: Economy_NI
Instagram: economy_ni

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