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Year 8 to 11 student

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Get in touch with the careers team in school


  • Ring 01484 242000 and ask for your son or daughter's careers adviser by name

You can also talk to one of our careers advisers via our Chat service:

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Students with special educational needs and/or one or more disabilities, can get extra help, often up to the age of 25.

Our SEND team (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) work with young people with special needs and/or disabilities in special schools and specialist units. They offer advice and support to make sure young people reach their potential and use their skills and talents.

Our careers advisers in mainstream schools can also offer extra support and involve the SEND team to make sure students get the help they need. These Remploy factsheets describe some of the conditions and disabilities that may require simple adjustments or additional support.

Careers advice

  • A SEND careers adviser will support and advise parents and carers of Year 8/9 students by:

- discussing any concerns about options after Year 11.

- attending, where possible, individual reviews for students with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCp).

  • ALL Year10/11 students get impartial and independent careers information and advice both individually and with groups of other young people, where appropriate, to help them develop their skills and talents fully. Where necessary, young people with special needs and disabilities get extra help with finding out about different careers and options, including help to apply for suitable courses, supported internships, apprenticeships and other options after Year 11.

Careers advisers:

- may attend individual reviews of students who have an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCp).

- are available at parents evenings and careers events.

  • Parents and carers SEND guideKirklees Council, working in partnership with PCAN, has produced a series of guides, which are all available as one publication here - Parent’s Guide: SEND, preparing for adulthood. The guides cover key areas of information that help parents and carers support and prepare young people for adulthood and transitioning post 16.

Careers information

Where appropriate students will get a copy of:

What Next in Calderdale 2019


What Next? in Calderdale: preparing for adulthood - for students with an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCp) and special educational needs

  • Parents and carers of students choosing their GCSEand other exam options in Year8/9 will get a copy of our booklet explaining subject and course choices

Getting started in careers 2021 front coverGetting Started in Careers 2021 - decisions in Year 8 and 9, information for parents and carers

  • Parents and carers of students choosing their options after Year 11 will get a copy of our guide to career and learning options at 16

Decisions 2021 front coverDecisions 2021 - a guide for parents and carers to post-16 options

Where appropriate, students get their own copy of one of the following booklets:

Get Organised 2021 front cover 
  Get Organised 2021 - a guide to your post-16 options


Get Ahead 2021 front cover Get Ahead 2021 - post-16 options entry level and level 1

Page updated July 2020


Our careers advisers are based at:

Head Office
Huddersfield Careers Centre
24 High Street

T: 01484 242000 - general enquiries

T: 01484 213856 - Chat service, speak to a careers adviser