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Impact Sefton Secondary Pupil Referral Unit

At Impact, we have a careers programme in place that ensures that you are well equipped for the future and have the information you need to make realistic and informed decisions about further education, training and employment.


When you leave school at 16 years, you are likely to have some or all of the following options available to you depending on your ability, independence and support needs:


REMEMBER: The law states that young people must be in some form of ‘education or training’ until they are 18 so select your next destination carefully to ensure you achieve the very best outcomes.


Further education at a college or training provider to study vocational courses like BTECs / TLevels or Academic Courses like A Levels.

Apprenticeship- An apprenticeship is a way to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to get into many careers. They combine work, training, study and you get Paid! Apprenticeships are available across a range of areas. Further information can be found here.

Traineeship- Usually a 6 month programme made up of extended work experience working towards qualifications. A traineeship will normally lead to an apprenticeship or work. Further information.

Supported Internship- Supported Internships are a study programme for learners with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Learners will have a work placement and complete relevant qualifications alongside their placement. More information about Liverpool’s Supported Internship programme.


Watch this short video that explains some of your options.


Help & Support with your CV, Interview Skills and finding a Job— Click here


The school Careers Advisor offers impartial advice and guidance working with students from Year 7 through to Year 11. To contact or book an appointment contact Mrs Buchannan via the main school office.


You can also contact a qualified Careers Advisor via text / phone or webchat to discuss careers, courses and finding a job— Just visit to have a webchat / send a text or call the helpline.


The National Careers Service also has a wealth of information about different types of Jobs & Industries and you can find out information on the skills required for different jobs / the pay / day to day activities in different jobs etc ->


Not sure what Career is best for you? Take a QUIZ