Student Guidance & Employability

Matrix Standard

Matrix Assessment For the fourth consecutive tri-annual assessment The Cheadle and Marple College Network have received a very positive and complimentary quality accreditation report relating to the internal and external information advice and guidance (IAG) interventions across all aspects of College activity.

The highly effective leadership and management and recently introduced House system were praised as were the range of student support, communications with parents / carers, liaison with feeder schools and progression providers and the range of employer contributions and opportunities on offer to students.

The report quotes “The support here (The C&M College Network) is unrivalled”   “IAG is part of everyone’s job”


Students & Employability
Graduates from our colleges are highly employable and the majority of students progress quickly into work either directly or after university

We also work closely with local employers, including Astra Zeneca and KPMG, to ensure we are in tune with the needs of business while also giving our students invaluable insights into the world of work. See our partners section for more information.

The Cheadle & Marple College Network was awarded the Gold Standard for Work Experience by Fair Train.

The Fair Train Award is an independent, national quality benchmark that is recognised by key government departments, LEPs, other employers, Trades Unions, the National Careers Service and those who arrange work experience.

The Gold Standard is the highest quality award for work experience and demonstrates exemplary performance in employment practices, including commitment to the progression of learners and supportive supervision throughout the work experience.