'At Notre Dame we are fully committed to ensuring all our students have access to a relevant programme of Careers Education throughout Years 7-13.'

In addition to the careers education programme, students have access to one to one advice from our Careers Coordinator and Careers Connect Adviser. In November 2017 we were awarded the Quality in Careers Standard Award in recognition of the range and quality of our careers related activities.

Key staff with responsibility for Careers:

Mrs A M Costello – (Assistant Headteacher) is the nominated Careers Leader and has overall responsibility for Careers Education Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).

Mrs G Hall – Careers Coordinator has day to day responsibility for the Careers Education programme, information and careers related activities in school.

Mrs K Gallagher -Career Connect Adviser

Careers Entitlement



All students at Notre Dame Catholic College will:

Take part in a careers programme in years 7-13 that helps them to:

  • Understand their education, training, employment and other progression opportunities

  • Develop the skills they need to plan and manage their own personal development and career progression

  • Access relevant information and learning through participation in the range of activities provided in house and external visits

  • Make and maintain individual progression plans to help them improve their prospects of success

  • Offer feedback and ideas of how to improve the careers programme


Have access to and support with using careers information that is:

  • Easy to find and available at convenient times and in convenient locations including online and the Connected Portal

  • Clearly labelled, referenced and comprehensive, giving details of all progression opportunities and associated support arrangements such as financial help

  • Unbiased and up to date

Obtain careers guidance that is:

* Impartial

* Confidential

* Focused on individual needs and fit for purpose

*Supportive of equal opportunities

* Provided by people with relevant training and expertise

Parents and Carers

All parents and carers can expect to:

  • Be able to make an appointment with a member of staff or specialist adviser to discuss their children’s progress and future career pathway

  • Have access to tutors, subjects, learning partners and specialist advisers at parents’ evenings in years 7-13 as well as Options evenings in years 9 and 11

  • Be invited to feedback on the careers programme as well as the careers support and information their child/children receive

  • Be invited to participate in careers and information events

Careers Programme 2019-20

There is a wide variety of occupational resources available in the Room 105 as well as information on further education, training, higher education and employment. Students can access this at break, lunch or after school.

Careers Software and the Get Connected Portal:

Students also have free access to the Get Connected Portal, an online resource which can be accessed from home. There are also useful links on here to support parents. Access the portal via the ‘Connect’ link on the homepage.

Students can also access careers software such as – Skill Explorer.

Careers helpline: 0800 0126 606 - free advice from Careers Connect

Useful Websites:
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All students and parents can access the Get Connected Portal from this address.

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National Careers Service-free advice and guidance via telephone with an adviser 0800 100 900

Further Education:
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Higher Education:
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Local Universities:
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Labour Market Information:
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Contact Us


© Copyright 2019 by Notre Dame Catholic College.

Headteacher: Mr P Duffy

Tel: 0151 330 5122


Notre Dame Catholic College

180 Great Homer Street, Liverpool

L5 5AF