Y12 Progression Week 2024

Last week saw our annual Year 12 Progression Week at Cowley Sixth Form College, a week-long event to help students think about what they’d like to do after sixth form.

With more than 60 organisations visiting to support the students, from universities, apprenticeship providers and employers, this year’s events allowed our Y12s to gain lots of valuable information about all the opportunities available to them once they conclude their studies with us at Cowley.

Progression Week takes the form of:

  • University Day – featuring a careers fair (marketplace 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:


Aston University
Bangor University
Blackpool School of Arts
Edge Hill University
Fleetwood Nautical Campus
Lancaster University
Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
Liverpool John Moores University
LMA Liverpool
Loughborough University
Manchester Metropolitan University
Northumbria University
Nottingham Trent University
Staffordshire University
UCEN Manchester
University Campus of Football Business
University Centre St Helens
University Centre St Helens (Media and Graphic Design)
University of Chester
University of Derby
University of Glasgow
University of Huddersfield
University of Liverpool
University of Salford
University of Stirling
University of Wolverhampton
Wrexham University

Apprenticeship Providers/Employers

Barclays Bank
Career Connect
Countryside Partnerships
Department for Work and Pensions
Growth Company
Helen Ferneyhough Associates/Just Mortgages Direct
HMS Works
Home Office
Longworth Building Services
McLaren Group
Merseyside Police
Ministry of Justice
Moore and Smalley
Northwest Education & Training
Parkside/Langtree PP
Pure Gym
Royal Air Force
Royal Navy
The Learning Foundry
TTE Training
United Utilities
Vinci Building
Waterside Training
Yunex Traffic

Photos from this year’s event