At Lever Park we value a careers education and it forms a valuable part of the work we do with our pupils to ensure they are prepared and can achieve success in the wider world.

As part of our careers programme we will ensure pupils are offered independent careers advice and guidance to enable them to make informed choices about their next steps

This section of our website is designed to inform you of the careers programme available at Lever Park and provide additional information to support both you and your child in this important stage of their life.

If you have any further questions please contact Daniel Prendergast 01204 332666

Lever Park Careers Programme


Statutory duties

  1. Section 42A of the Education Act 1997 requires governing bodies to ensure that all registered pupils at the school are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 (12-13 year olds) to year 13 (17-18 year olds).
  2. The governing body must ensure that the independent careers guidance provided:
  • is presented in an impartial manner, showing no bias or favouritism towards a particular institution, education or work option;
  • includes information on the range of education or training options, including apprenticeships and technical education routes;
  • is guidance that the person giving it considers will promote the best interests of the pupils to whom it is given.
  1. The Technical and Further Education Act 2017 inserts section 42B into the Education Act 1997 and came into force on 2 January 2018. This new law requires the proprietor of all schools and academies to ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all pupils in year 8 to year 13 for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.
  2. The proprietor must prepare a policy statement setting out the circumstances in which education and training providers will be given access to pupils, and to ensure that this is followed.


Click on the following link to access the Careers Policy for Lever Park: Provider Access Policy


Connexions offer careers information, advice and guidance for young people in Bolton.

Young people can see a Connexions personal adviser in the following locations:

  • local authority secondary schools (including special schools and schools with sixth forms) if the schools have purchased a service from Connexions Careers Service Bolton.
  • Connexions Centre at The BASE (young people aged 16-19 and up to 25 for SEND young people)
  • Connexions Access Centre in Farnworth  (young people aged 16-19 and up to 15 for SEND young people)

Connexions personal advisers also provide additional help and support to the following groups:

  • young people at risk of becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training)
  • young people with special educational needs
  • looked after children
  • young people in Pupil Referral Units (PRUs)

Moving On

An ESF NEET Project (2016-18) for Bolton young people

The project is for young people aged 15-19 (or up to 24 for young people who have a learning difficulty and/or disability). Connexions will be working with over 400 young people up until July 2018 who are not in education, employment or training or who are at risk of becoming so, offering support to progress into education, employment or training including apprenticeships and traineeships.

Some of the benefits for participants are:

  • opportunities for personal development
  • a varied programme to re-engage with constructive activities
  • 1 to 1 support from a careers adviser to progress into education, employment or training
  • gaining an accredited qualification

The independent careers advisor for Lever Park is: Andrew Knott



Telephone: 07787 930 406

Address: Connexions Bolton
The Base
Marsden Road