School and College Liaison Teams

Blackburn College’s School and College Liaison Team ensure that all pupils/students receive high quality careers education, information, advice and guidance whilst also introducing and promoting the range of fantastic courses and facilities available to them at Blackburn College.

The team are available to work with Schools, Sixth Forms and Colleges across Lancashire offering a wide range of engaging activities for students in years 8 to 13. We can support your staff to ensure that your students are fully equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to progress into Further Education, Higher Education or employment.

Available throughout the academic year, the School and College Liaison Team have a wide range of established workshops and activities, as well as the opportunity to work with Schools, Sixth Forms and Colleges on a bespoke basis to add extra value to your curriculum and students.

Meet the Team

The School and College Liaison Team have a wealth of experience working in schools. All School and College Liaison Officers are Level 4 Information, Advice and Guidance qualified and can help your students along their journey.

Please contact the team on schoolsliaison@blackburn.ac.uk

Chloe Williams Chloe Williams School and College Lisaison Officer (01254 292531)

Kim Stanley Kim Stanley School and College Lisaison Officer (01254 292542)

Jill Philips Jill Philips SEND Transition Co-ordinator

Kieran Makin Kieran Makin Communications and Content Assistant

Sessions for your School, Sixth Form or College

The School and College Liaison Team are always on hand to support any events you hold in school, whether that be careers fairs, mock interviews or parent’s evenings but there is so much more our team can do to help support your students!

Our free sessions are designed with the flexibility to suit your needs. If there are any other activities or services that would be of interest to your school or college that we haven’t featured, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to offer assistance.

Session 1 - Blackburn College Presentation

This informative presentation will help year 11 pupils understand the pathways available to them after GCSEs. Through exploring A Levels, Technical and Vocational courses, Apprenticeships and Degrees the presentation will showcase the range of excellent options available at Blackburn College.

  • For year 11
Session 2 - University Centre at Blackburn College Presentation

This informative presentation will help year 12 & 13 students understand the options available to them at the University Centre after their A Levels or Vocational/ Technical course. This presentation provides an insight into the range of degrees we have on offer validated by our partners Lancaster University, the University of Central Lancashire and the University of South Wales.

  • For years 12 and 13
Session 3 - Year 10 Pathways Presentation

Our pathways presentation explores the different routes available to young people once they leave school. Year 10 is the time for pupils to start thinking post 16 education and our team can help support and guide them to make the right choice.

  • For year 10
Session 4 - Career Planning Workshop

This session will give your pupils chance to look at their personality traits, skills and interests and see which career these correspond with. They will complete an online personality quiz that will link their personality traits to jobs and will be given the skills to search for different careers online.

  • For years 10 and 11
Session 5 - How to Impress in an Interview Workshop

We can offer invaluable advice to prepare students for an interview. Your students learn about what the tutors and employers are looking for in a potential student or employee and we use role-play to illustrate how to prepare for a successful interview in order to impress.

  • For years 10, 11, 12 and 13
Session 6 - Personal Statement Preparation Workshop

Students can take part in a workshop where valuable advice is given about the dos and don’ts of providing information for a Personal Statement. Various materials are available to support the workshop including workbooks that can assist the student in preparing their Personal Statement.

  • For years 10, 11, 12 and 13
Session 7 - CV Workshop

This session will give your students all the tools to help create the perfect CV as part of their application, showing them the perfect layout and how to avoid common CV mistakes.

  • For years 10, 11, 12 and 13
Session 8 - Student Finance Workshop

Our friendly, experienced Student Finance officers can talk about the Student Finance and funding available as well as incorporate fun activities for students to participate in. You can learn about how to live on a budget, how to make your student loans go further and address any financial concerns that students may have. The team will also discuss what bursaries and scholarships may be available.

  • For years 12 and 13
Session 9 - Prefect Academy Workshop

Our friendly, experienced Student Finance officers can talk about the Student Finance and funding available as well as incorporate fun activities for students to participate in. You can learn about how to live on a budget, how to make your student loans go further and address any financial concerns that students may have. The team will also discuss what bursaries and scholarships may be available.

  • For year 10
Session 10 - Team Building Workshop

This fun and interactive workshop will introduce teamwork skills to your pupils and through a range of challenges, will give them an opportunity to test their skills and highlight areas for development.

  • For years 8, 9, 10 and 11