Park High

Careers / Further Education

At Park High, we realise just how important it is to plan for that next step after finishing high school.

Thinking about future careers, making decisions about applications for college, sixth form and apprenticeships may seem like a daunting prospect, but there are many services offering help and advice for students who may often feel it is like taking a giant leap.

Careers advice is given by Form Tutors during mentoring sessions and additional time is built into Year 11 tutor time dedicated to help students with options and applications.

Students can talk to their Progress Leader, Pastoral Support Worker, Form Tutor or Mr Ackroyd CEIAG Co-ordinator.

Park High Annual Careers Fair

A school-based event for our Year 10 & 11 students which is attended by local employers, colleges etc. 2015 date to be confirmed.

Colleges and Sixth Form 

Both Burnley College and Nelson & Colne College hold 'drop-in' sessions at school most weeks during lunch time, and are booked in to work with all year students during their Personal Development lessons during the year.

Park High students attend taster days at Burnley College, Nelson & Colne College and Thomas Whitham Sixth Form which are organised by the colleges. All local colleges are also invited in to school to host assemblies to our Year 11 students.

A list of colleges that Park High students have moved onto are listed below with upcoming events if known. Please click on each college to link to their website for further information.

Accrington & Rossendale College

Burnley College

Wednesday 11th March 5.30pm - 7.30pm Tour & Taster Evening

Thursday 7th May 5.30pm - 7.30pm Year 9 & 10 Advice Evening

Thursday June 25th 5.30pm - 7.30pm Sixth Form Preview Event

Craven College

Saturday 28th February 9.30am - 12.30pm Open Day

Nelson and Colne College

Wednesday 4th March 5.30pm - 7.30pm Apprenticeship Open Evening

Monday 27th April 5.30pm - 7.30pm Year 9 & 10 Open Event

Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Wednesday 4th March 5.30pm - 7.30pm Open Event & Taster Evening

Young People’s Service