Our Careers Guidance Programme is designed to inform, support and inspire our students to be positive and ambitious about their future plans and to equip them with the skills and qualifications they need to progress into either higher education or the world of work.

On A Level Results Day in August 2019, we celebrated as over 400 students set off to university to study a wide range of subjects from Law, Medicine, Art, Architecture and Psychology to name but a few. Others progressed to higher level apprenticeships with local, national and international organisations.


Our Careers Guidance Programme is designed to meet Gatsby benchmarks. Click here for our Careers Guidance Policy, and click here for our Provider Access Policy.


The College is committed to working towards the Quality in Careers Standard Award. Click here for more information.


The College operates a three step programme for student success: Explore; Decide; Act. Below is an overview of what the three stages involve.


Click the titles below for more detail on each of the three stages:


When thinking about career areas it is vital to consider ‘Labour Market Information’ – use the following tool to quickly compare jobs in terms of average salary, workforce growth/decline and common tasks:



You might also like to visit the National Careers Service website’s ‘Explore Careers’ page https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/explore-careers for more detailed job profiles which also provide LMI.



The team is led by Jo Wood and comprises two specialist career advisors, Andy Farnan and Tom Walker, and nine other student development tutors. Claire Morgan is the College's Curriculum Careers Link and James King is the SEND Careers Link.

Careers Team

Jo Wood

Head of Student Development & Careers Leader
0151 652 5575


Andy Farnan

Careers Advisor


Tom Walker

Careers Advisor


Claire Morgan

Curriculum Careers Link


James King

SEND Careers Link




Please click the tiles below to go through to a range of useful external websites.

Researching university options and/or apprenticeships:

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service is the service that students use to submit their applications to university.


Unifrog is a 'one-stop-shop' of careers, with job and market information, CV help, and university course details. All students at the College have a Unifrog account which can be monitored by tutors and parents. Parents can access Unifrog by signing up using the Form Code: birkenhead6thparents


Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) are free online courses available for anyone to enrol.







This government service provides information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work.




The College works closely with The Apprenticeship Hub, who help young people find their perfect apprenticeship in the Liverpool City Region, give help and information and share stories from other apprentices in the region.


Student Finance






Calling all parents, local employers, national employers and former students!

If you feel able to speak to a group of students about your particular career area then we would very much like to invite you to the College.

Please contact Jo Wood at careers@bsfc.ac.uk if you feel that you would be able to contribute.