Our ambition as a school is to ensure that we embed the core National Careers Strategy of ‘making the most of everyone’s skills and talent for 11 – 19 year olds’ thoroughly, within school life, through both our academic curriculum and pastoral system. Blue Coat School is dedicated to providing a vigorous and varied programme of Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) for all of our pupils in Year 7 to Year 13. This programme is both impartial and tailored to our needs, confidential and specifically designed to inspire high aspirations and encourage our pupils to consider a broad and ambitious range of career options.


Blue Coat C of E School welcomes contact from employers, education institutions, education charities, apprenticeship providers and, of course, parents and carers. Please direct an email to Mrs Hathaway through the information on the Contact Us Page.


Who to contact?
Careers Advisors: Mrs R Jones & Mrs J Garland

Careers Opening Hours
Tuesdays: 08:45am – 3.30pm


The Careers Department provision includes:

  • Open access to individual careers advice and guidance from School Careers staff
  • A ‘drop-in’ Careers Resource Centre with comprehensive and up-to-date information on opportunities in Education, Training and Employment
  • Opportunities to experience for the world of work
  • Support for the processes of job search, CVs, applications and preparing for interview
  • Advice on the best combination of subjects for different careers


Gatsby Benchmarks

Online Resources

Advice for Parents


Writing a CV

How to complete an Application Form

Employment & Apprenticeships

Skills and Employment Trend Report 2020

Lockdown Activity Booklet


Coventry and Warwickshire Virtual Career Show

On Wednesday 3rd March we will be available from 1pm-7pm for any questions about Higher Education and Coventry University.

Virtual Work Experience

Click on the link to view Virtual Work Experience Placements 2021

If you wish to consider any of the placements in this document please remember to read the privacy policy of each organisation with a parent/carer before signing up.

Are you considering an Apprenticeship after year 11?

Pupils in years 10 and 11 might be interested to read about the below opportunity. If you are thinking about registering, we always advise reading the privacy information first. Ask a parent to help you if you are not sure.

ThinkHigher will be putting on a live talk and Q&A with current and former Apprentices. Apprentices will be talking about their experiences as well as answering questions. If you are interested in watching the talks you will need to register your interest on the link below. You will then receive a link to the Live talk.

Thursday 11th February at 2pm aimed at Year 10 and 11 students in Coventry & Warwickshire


We are mindful that some of our courses are attended by minors who, by law, cannot consent to the processing of their personal data if they are under the age of 13. 

Any booking made for any child under the age of 18 must be submitted by either a parent who holds parental responsibility for the child, or by a school/institution which they attend who has the necessary authority to provide the information on the child’s behalf. 

By submitting a booking you are specifically providing consent to our processing of the child’s personal data.


If you have any questions about subject combinations, jobs or careers, going to university, employment options or anything at all about your future, The Careers Team are here to help.


Our Careers and Provider Access Policy can be found by clicking HERE