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Careers information for parents & carers

Supporting your son or daughter in making career choices can be a daunting prospect, after all, you want what’s best for them and their future.  As a parent, you’re likely to be one of the most important and trusted sources of information and advice to your son or daughter along the way.  

St John Rigby College prides itself in the support we provide for our students, not only academically but also in making them aware about the opportunities, events and experiences open to them to help best prepare them for their future careers. In Carol Charnock, we have a very experienced Careers Advisor who works with curriculum and pastoral staff to provide your sons and daughters with the very best independent and impartial careers education.

Here are the details of our Careers Programme Overview for 2022-2023:

“Careers at St John Rigby is well-managed and significant progress has been made in a number of benchmarks” Greater Manchester Combined Authority Careers Hub Sept 2022

We have also put together a few links to information which will hopefully help you to do this:

Higher Education and Apprenticeship Information Evening

Following a successful Higher Education and Apprenticeship Information Evening held on 27th June, please find below links to copies of the presentations shown during the evening. If you have any queries please contact


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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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