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‘Believe and Succeed’


Post 16 Support

Careers Connect



If you or your parent/carer has any questions for the Careers Connect Team, please email on the address below and someone will get back to you.



Post 16 Support

Support is given to our pupils during the lead up to finishing school and beyond.  In year 11 pupils will work with our school counsellor & post 16 advisor alongside our Connexions worker to offer advice and guidance in deciding the right placement for them.  Staff will support all applications, visits, interviews to make sure that the placement is secure before they leave year 11.  The support does not stop there, and pupils are able to access support up until the age of 18.


Please follow our post 16 facebook page ‘New Park (school leavers support)’.


Click the link below to open a leaflet from Salford City Council about provision for Post 16 and 14yrs+.



College & Sixth Form Open Events: 2020 - 2021


***Due to Covid-19 some college open events are now VIRTUAL (online).

All details are correct at the time of printing, but please always check college websites before any event for further details and any changes***



All Salford events are virtual.  Please book online at https://openevents.salfordcc.ac.uk(you can book several if you wish!)


Pendleton Sixth Form College

Wednesday 4th November 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

City Skills Centre

Monday 2nd November 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Eccles Sixth Form College

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Worsley College

Monday 2nd November 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm


Future Skills @ MediaCityUK

Tuesday 3rd November 2020 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm





Loreto College:

Saturday 10th October 2020 - 10:00am - 11:30am AND 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Sunday 18th October 2020 -10:00am – 11.30am AND 12pm – 1.30pm

Saturday 7th November 2020 - 10am – 11.30am AND 12pm – 1.30pm
More information to follow. Please check the college's website.


Xaverian College
Saturday 10th October 2020 (Virtual)
Sunday 18th October 2020 (Virtual)

More information to follow. Please check the college's website.


Bolton Sixth Form College
Saturday 7th November – Wednesday 25th November 2020 (Virtual)
Virtual event accessed between those dates


Winstanley College
Thursday 15th October 2020 (Virtual)
Wednesday 4th November 2020 (Virtual)
More information to follow. Please check the college's website.



More information to follow. Please check the college's website.


Bolton College
Tuesday 20th October 2020* 4:30 - 7:00pm (Onsite)
Thursday 22nd October 2020* 4:30 - 7:00pm (Onsite)
*Specific subjects ONLY for each event – please check website for details.


The Manchester College
Monday 12th October to Thursday 15th October 2020 – 5:00pm - 8:00pm (Virtual)
Monday 23rd November to Thursday 26th November 2020 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm (Virtual)


Trafford College:
Saturday 7th November 2020 - 10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday 18th March 2021 - 4:30 - 7:30pm

More information to follow. Please check the college's website.


Access Creative College (Manchester):

Tuesday 27th October 2020 (Onsite) – specific time slots per subject area, see the college's website for details.

Y11s: Information for College & Sixth Form open events



These open events are really important to attend (either onsite or virtual) if you are thinking of doing further studies after your GCSEs. It is your chance to RESEARCH different places and courses, and find out what options are best for YOU.


Even if you are not thinking of this pathway (for example if you want to do an apprenticeship instead) it is still worthwhile to consider researching colleges or sixth form as a backup plan; so still try and visit a few places!


  • Before you attend an open event, it is a good idea to do some research first – check on the college or sixth form website to see if they offer the courses you are interested in – this can also help explore different options if you are not sure what courses you want to do yet
  • You can attend as many open events as you like – in fact, it is a good idea to attend at least 2 or 3 different places so you can make a fair comparison
  • If attending on ‘onsite’ college open event, you can bring family members – however please check college websites in case there are Covid restrictions in place
  • Make sure you ask lots of questions – for example you might have questions about different courses, about the entry requirements (what GCSE grades you might need) or questions on careers or university. Don’t be afraid to ask at the colleges – they will be happy to help! J
  • There is no commitment to apply to a college or sixth form at an open event (applications deadlines are typically around Christmas time and you can request support in school)




Careers Advice & Guidance




All Y11 pupils will be offered a Careers Guidance Interview with

Cassandra Haskey, school careers adviser, from September 2019 onwards to discuss future plans after leaving New Park Academy.


Cassandra is available in New Park Academy every Tuesday and works alongside Karen Seymour in the Counselling room.

Karen Seymour is available throughout the week to discuss future plans and offer guidance.

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