Y12 Progression Week 2023

Every year, we offer our Year 12 Cowley Sixth Form College students a Progression Week, a week-long event to help them think about what they’d like to do after sixth form college, and this year was no exception with a fantastic week of events being held on-site this week.

Progression Week takes the form of:

  • University Day – featuring a careers fair (market place style) with universities from around the UK, university-based talks and sessions as well as a presentation around UCAS applications.
  • Apprenticeship and Employers Day – featuring a careers fair (market place style) of apprenticeship providers and employers from a wide range of different industries plus talks and sessions about apprenticeships and industry-based topics.
  • Mock Interview Day – each student sits a mock interview with a professional to help them prepare for university or employment interviews.
  • Work Experience – each student partakes in a work experience placement for three days (students in some courses will do more than three days) to gain valuable experience in a workplace.

We were delighted to welcome the following organisations in to Cowley Sixth Form College for the Progression Week events this year and thank them all for their support:


  • Glyndwr (Wrexham) University
  • Edge Hill University
  • University of Stirling
  • Staffordshire University
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • University of Northampton
  • Loughborough University
  • Lancaster University
  • Northumbria University
  • Bangor University
  • University of Essex
  • University Centre St Helens
  • University of Salford
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • University of Cumbria
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Spirit Studios
  • University of Huddersfield
  • Blackpool College of the Arts
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
  • University of Chester
  • LMA Liverpool (Music, Media, Arts)
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of Hull


  • HMS Works
  • Waterside Training
  • White Cross Vets
  • Co-Op
  • Army
  • Bluebird Care
  • Navy
  • Pure Gym
  • iTech
  • St Helens Chamber
  • Merseyside Police
  • NHS
  • North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • McLaren Group
  • Seqirus
  • Royal Air Force
  • Sellafield
  • Alcedo Care
  • Miguel Doforo
  • United Utilities
  • Puratos
  • Home Office
  • Airbus
  • Career Connect
  • Barclays Bank

Photos from the week’s event: