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School Liaison

Deciding what to study at College and learning what options are available can be really confusing for young people. Our School Liaison activities make the choice a lot easier for High School pupils.

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Making the right choice

We want to help young people to find the best course for them, at a level that works for their current abilities and their ambitions. To help them understand the opportunities, we work with local schools to talk to them about college, subjects and qualifications.

Our programmes are all designed to support and promote the key growth areas in the Liverpool City Region Enterprise Partnerships, and to help pupils make the right choices for themselves.

Gatsby Benchmarks

In January 2018 the Government released a set of careers guidance benchmarks to ensure high quality and aspirational careers advice and guidance was available to all students. The 'Gatsby Benchmarks' outline the expected standards for quality careers guidance:

  1. A stable careers programme
  2. Learning from career and labour market information
  3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
  4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
  5. Encounters with employers and employees
  6. Experiences of workplaces
  7. Encounters with further and higher education
  8. Personal guidance

To see how Hugh Baird College can support you in achieving these benchmarks, download our School Liaison Guide which maps each of our School Liaison activities to a Gatsby Benchmark.


All of our School Liaison activities, talks, tours and presentations are conducted with local schools, and tailored to suit the requirements and interests of their pupils. Each activity offers a unique way for young people to learn more about College, experience College-life first hand, and try out courses for themselves.

Tours and Presentations

We can show pupils the bigger picture and help them imagine themselves on a specific course.

Guidance Interviews

Our team can talk to pupils about their options in a group or one-to-one setting and help them apply for College.

Taster Activities

The best way for young people to get stuck in and find out what College is all about, with half or full day taster sessions.

Open Events

Our open events are a great opportunity for pupils to explore College and talk to tutors at their own pace.