Post 16

Mr Young is your Post 16 Advisor. Working with organisations such as Inspira, he is able to help you to find out information about jobs and training that you may interest you. The Government now requires that all schools help students find education or training after KS4.

2018 FE Open Days information

Inspira Personal Advisers Supporting Beacon Hill School

Inspira is a support service for young people aged 13-19 years old. Our main aim is to see all young people succeed at school and in their choice of further/higher education, in employment and training. Our Personal Advisers will support you whenever you feel you need help with your career or personal life. Our service is impartial and confidential so you stay in control.

Inspira Adviser

Your Inspira Personal Adviser at Beacon Hill is Andrew Wallam.

Andrew is in school regularly and specialises in Career Advice and Guidance. He can also offer help and advice on any personal issue which may stop you achieving your full potential. Appointments can be arranged with Andrew directly or through the school office when he is not in school.

You can also contact him at:

Workington Inspira Centre
213 Vulcans Lane
CA14 2BT
T: 01900 604 674

It is well worth having a look at the Inspira website:

Helpful Websites

Here are some popular websites where information about training, education, apprenticeships and careers can be found:


Network Rail

British Gas

JTL Training

United Utilities

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

Gen 2

National Apprenticeships

Careers in Construction

Online Careers information

Drama Theatre and Stage Schools

Thomas Armstrong

Raising the Participation Age


  • My time at Beacon Hill provided a massive range of opportunities which have proved valuable not only whilst studying at sixth form and when applying to university, but also in everyday life.
    Former student, 12 A*-C grade GCSEs
  • When I left Beacon Hill I had a career path in mind; I wanted to teach. This was down to 5 brilliant years at the school. I was inspired by my teachers who encouraged and supported me to believe in myself and my abilities.
    Former Student
  • We are impressed with how both of our children have settled in and are progressing though the school. We find staff understanding & helpful.
    Parent Survey
  • Progress is tracked effectively and extra help given quickly to students who need it.
  • The school has developed a really positive culture for learning, as a result of high expectations of both staff and pupils.
    Local Authority
  • The curriculum meets the needs of individual students particularly well [providing] a balance of academic and vocational courses for students to study at GCSE.
  • Students have good attitudes to learning and are keen to succeed.
  • Evidence from pupil interviews, work scrutinies and HMI visit indicates that the Stage not Age curriculum is impacting positively on the quality of learning in the school.
    Local Authority
  • Students benefit from a very wide range of activities which enrich the curriculum… a wealth of field trips, sporting activities and drama productions
  • Teachers know their students extremely well and work is closely tailored to students’ individual needs.