General enquiries should be addressed to:

Mr M. T. McCann, Headteacher

Music Stuff

195 Fog Lane



M11 4UA

Phone: 07483 357 679

Music  Stuff


Careers education, information, advice and guidance

Post 16 coordinator – Dan McCann Deputy Head Teacher

Telephone – 07483 357 480

Email d.mccann@musicstuffeducation.org

At Music Stuff we are committed to providing all our students in years 9 to 11 with a comprehensive programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). The purpose of the programme is to help individual students to gain the knowledge, Skills and attitudes that they need to manage their own lifelong learning and career development. CEIAG helps the student to achieve this by raising aspirations and levels of motivation and by supporting students with up-to-date and impartial guidance to help them make effective careers and educational decisions.

For more details, please look through our CEIAG school policy


Please click a link for (specific) information on how our CEIAG involves you:


All students at Music Stuff take part in a careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) programme that aims to:

•  To provide a stable careers programme in each of its establishments;

•  To support learning from career and labour market information;

•  To address the needs of each student;

•  To link curriculum learning to careers where possible;

•  To provide encounters with employers and employees;

•  To provide opportunities for and guidance on workplace experiences;

•  To provide encounters with further and higher education;

•  To offer personalized, impartial guidance.



  • The underlying theme will be the promotion of personal development in an environment which is challenging, supportive and encouraging.

  • The CEIAG programme will be related to the individual needs and aspirations of the  students.

  • The programme will be delivered in partnership with other organisations, colleges and employers to ensure a broad range of experiences and opportunities for students. Guidance provided will be high quality, objective and impartial.

  • Each Music Stuff centre will offer a full range of careers information and access to centre based and online guidance covering all options open to pupils at key transition points and throughout their time at Music Stuff. This information will be located in all centres and monitored by the post-16 coordinator.

  • Music Styff will have a designated post 16 coordinator who will have influence across all centres and support from the Governoros and SLT. They will be responsible and accountable for the delivery of Music Stuff's programme of career advice, education and guidance and the quality assurance of the careers' programme. This is to ensure the programme continuously improve and delivers the kinds of impacts that are neeeded for young people.


Our safeguarding/child protection policy outlines the school’s procedure for checking the identity and suitability of visitors. Education and training providers will be expected to adhere to this policy.

Whats on offer

  • Years 9,10 & 11 will have access to a wide range of CEIAG

  • Years 9,10 & 11 will have CEIAG related to practical applications embedded within the PHSRE curriculum

  • Years 9, 10 & 11 will have CEIAG related to practical applications embedded within the wider curriculum including Math’s, English and Science.

  • Years 9, 10 & 11 will have opportunities to talk with employers and attend employment events.

  • Years 10 & 11 will undertake work ready assessments.

  • Years 10 & 11 will have opportunities to complete work experience

  • Years 10 & 11 will have opportunities to develop employment skills.

  • Years 10 & 11 will have access to employability training

  • Year 11’s will have opportunities to visit colleges.

  • Year 11’s will be supported to produce a CV

  • Year 11’s will be supported to apply for college courses, employment andapprenticeships.

  • Year 11’s will have access to external career advice.

Post 16 Options

At 16 you have many options to consider after you finish your GCSEs:

  • Post-16

  • College

  • Apprenticeships

  • Employment

You can apply for as many options as you wish, please read below for further information.Talk to Music Stuff staff about what is involved and what you need to do to be eligible to do the course. Ensure you attend local Open Evenings to see what each post 16 options offers.




College can offer a range of vocational, practical and academic courses at different levels to suit you. Make sure you speak to Music Stuff staff about any courses you might be interested in.

Things to consider:

  • Does it fit with your career plan?

  • Does it qualify you for a specific job? (e.g. child care), or is it general e.g. Health and Social Care

  • What grades are required?

  • Application processs and deadline dates. You may need to apply as soon as possible. You may also get called in for an interview, do assessment tests and taster days

  • You will probably have to pay some material fees for books or resources –  you can ask for help from college towards this based on family income.

  • Travel every day – think about costs of bus, time involved


Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study and take 1 to 5 years to complete depending on their level. 

As an apprentice you will:

  • work alongside experienced staff

  • gain job-specific skills

  • earn a wage and get holiday pay

  • get time for study related to your role (usually one day a week)

Things to consider

  • What occupational areas you’re interested in, companies such as Airbus, Rolls Royce, Royal Mail and MOD may need early applications, so check their websites. 

  • We can help you Register yourself with the National Apprenticeship website. You are best searching by postcode rather than just looking for 'Manchester'. This gives actual current vacancies.

  • Must have an employer with real vacancy before apprenticeship can start.

  • You will usually have to do assessment tests – especially for more technical apprenticeships, or at least basic literacy/numeracy.

  • Your apprenticeship may involve day release to a college

  • Pay may only be £95 week – although some pay more



  • Best to look for employers who will offer training

  • Music Stuff will help you to see types of vacancies available for young people

  • Be realistic about the wage you expect to get

  • Talk to other young people about jobs they are doing and where

  • People often find jobs through people who work there – network and ask around.

  • Employers will look for the best candidate – what can you offer – qualifications, references, work experience.


Confused about what you would like to do?

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Unit 2 - The Cuthbert Centre

(Entrance off Bartlett Street)

877 Ashton Old Road


M11 2NA

0161 223 8700

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M19 2RE

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