What is CEIAG?

CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) is designed to prepare students for life in modern Britain and by definition is a means of developing a young person's knowledge, understanding, confidence and skills that they need to make well- informed, thought through choices and plans that enable them to progress smoothly into further learning and work, now and in the future.

Stockport Academy aims to provide good quality, impartial information, advice and guidance to all students throughout their school career. This enables us to support our students and provide them with the best possible foundation on which to base not only their post-16 choices following Year 11, but also their options choices for GCSE subjects in Year 9.

Our IAG Lead is Ms Hordern, who can be contacted via email here.

Click here to view our IAG Provider Access Policy Statement.


CEIAG at Stockport Academy

Whole year Northumbria Workshop 'A day in the life': introduces students to the concept of higher education, covering topics such as finance, social life and how university students live and work.

Manchester University Gateways programme: Exploration visit - What is a university? What do students do? Where do they live? What do they study? Meet current students who lead a behind-the-scenes tour of the campus.


Whole year Northumbria University workshop 'Star Student': Introducing students to the concept of higher education using interactive team challenges covering topics from finance to social life.

Manchester University Gateways programme: Familiarisation visit - What subjects can be studied at university? Will there be something I'm interested in? How long will I need to study? Students explore the range of subjects at University by looking at prospectuses and interviewing current students.

Manchester College options assembly

Options evening

Options drop down day

Subject assemblies

Business partnership launch with Lex Autolease 

Visits to Lex Autolease

Manchester University Gateways programme: Build Your Future visit - Explore potential career opportunities; students think about what they want from their future via fun and interactive workshops.

Work Experience: Opportunity for whole year group through Changing Education

Employability workshops with Lex Autolease: Aiming to bridge the gap between schools and industry by delivering inspiring career lessons to help students think more widely about their working life.

Stockport College enrichment programme


Changing Education: 1-on-1 interviews with Level 6 qualified advice and guidance advisor

Town Hall post-16 event

Aquinas College assembly

Greater Manchester Police assembly

Football is the Business assembly

Inspiring IAG Award

Stockport Academy has achieved the Gold level of the Inspiring IAG Award.

The Inspiring IAG Award helps schools and organisations to deliver and gain recognition for good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance. 

The award includes a self-assessment, external assessments and validation. The process helps to identify areas for development as well as recognising good practice in the provision of CEIAG. Benefits of the award include:

  • Assists quality assurance of CEIAG
  • Provides a framework for meeting national guidance and legislation
  • Raises the profile of CEIAG at all levels
  • Supports continuous improvement
  • Aids effective partnership working
  • Improves the service offered to young people and can support better results and outcomes for them

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