The Next Step – Higher Education & Apprenticeships

The Featherstone Academy is part of the National Collaborative Outreach Project through Go Higher West Yorkshire.

Our dedicated member of staff in the school is Sarah Cooper.  She will work closely with students who may experience barriers to continuing their education or who simply need more information about the choices on offer to them.  Sarah will organise trips outside school, visiting speakers and workshops for students which will help students to make informed choices about their future.

Contact: Sarah Cooper, Higher Education Progression Officer  Tel: 01977 698000  Email: [email protected]

For more information about NCOP and Go Higher West Yorkshire, please visit their website:




Click below to view the monthly newsletter with information on apprenticeships, CV writing tips, Career of the Month and much more:

Careers Newsletter – May 2021


Upcoming College Events


Wakefield College – Open Days Events: click here for full details

The next event is scheduled for 5.00pm-7.00pm on Wednesday 20 October 2021 – click the link above to register your interest.


NEW College, Pontefract – Open Days/Events: click here for full details

The next event is scheduled for 10.00am – 2.00pm on Saturday 16 October 2021 – click the link above for more information.

You can view the college’s prospectus by clicking here.  Applications for 2022 are now open – click here.   We recommend you attend an open event before any application is submitted.  If you do wish to submit your application, please let us know if you need any help but it is really important that you let us know when you have submitted the application as we need to keep a track and be able to speak to the college on your behalf.


CAPA College, Wakefield – CAPA College are running two Open Days for students interested in studying Creative and Performing Arts in September 2022.  They provide free, full-time specialist Arts training and education for students aged 16-19 from across the North of England, offering four course pathways in Dance, Drama, Performing Arts and Production Arts and Media which combine rigorous academic Arts study with intensive practical training.  The college received phenomenal 99% A*-C results last year and are ranked in the top 1% for student progress with 100% of graduates progressing to 1st choice HE institutions.  Students can find out more; meet current staff and students; and watch some incredible live performances at one of our Open Days which take place on Sunday 28th November 2021 and Sunday 16th January 2022.  All attendees must book a place in advance via our online form which can be accessed here:  Admissions for September 2022 are now open. For more information and to access our online application form please visit:

Askham Bryan College, York – Open Days/Events: click here for full details.  Even though this college is in York, transportation is provided at various points in this area.  The college offer courses in animal care, equine, agriculture, sport, engineering, motorsport and floristry. Their courses are generally 3 days per week.  You can view the full list of courses on offer here.  If you need any information about any of the courses, please contact Sarah Cooper.


Work Experience


Speakers for Schools are offering lots of opportunities for students to access work experience placements during October half term – please follow this link to register.

Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to search for placements


Upcoming Webinars


No upcoming webinars.


Careers Advice


Connexions Wakefield Digital is an online Careers Information Advice and Guidance service for young people in the Wakefield District.  Our careers advisers are able to help if you are unsure about your next steps. Contact us:

🔹 call us 01924 371579
🔹 email us [email protected]
🔹 webchat at
🔹 DM us through our social media channels
🔹 text advice to 07920071498


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