Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) encompasses a range of activities provided by our school to develop necessary Career management and employability skills, in order to become employable.  These activities and resulting skills allow our learners to make informed decisions that will ultimately affect them, their future, education and employment.

There are three Aims at 3 Key Stages:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Management

Self-Awareness is the key to enhancing student’s employability whereby there is an opportunity to:

  • Identify an awareness of personal qualities, skills, aptitudes and aim to link these to careers.
  • Identify preferred learning style and ongoing achievements.
  • Review how their career aspirations have developed and how their attitudes to education and employment has changed.

Career Exploration is the key to progressive personal career planning where students understand that learning in school helps to develop skills needed for work by:

  • Researching progression routes into careers
  • Getting involved in enterprise activities
  • Understanding changes in the workplace
  • Using ICT to help collect careers information
  • Recognising the importance of Health and Safety and appropriate behaviour in the work place.

Career Management is the key to applying skills to enhance employability through effective decision making skills, to manage transition in school and in future employment.  This is accomplished by giving students access to:

  • Present themselves in a range of mediums – CV, application forms, interviews etc.
  • Present evidence to support their subject and course choices at all Key Stages

Work Experience provides our pupils with a valuable taste of the world of work in a range of different fields and disciplines. We have established strong relationships with a range of businesses and organisations across a wide range of industries to benefit our pupils.

Queens Junior Academy

The Junior Academy offers a range of focused interactive activities to nominated pupils in Years 9 to 12, with the aim of supporting their attainment and raising their aspirations to attend university. The programme incorporates a range of on-campus tours and activities, as well as a variety of subject based Taster Days, before focusing on exam preparation.

Queens Senior Academy

This provides additional support and tuition for talented young people from Northern Ireland who have the ability and the potential to attend University to realise their goals and aspirations.
This two year programme offers a range of activities aimed at giving participants an introduction and opportunity to experience life as a University student.


For more information on the subject or any general equiries please click the button to contact the Head of Department, Mrs McKee