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How are we helping your named Careers Leader meet the new statutory requirements?

The government’s new Careers Strategy, published in December 2017, formalised the expectation that all schools and colleges should have a named Careers Leader in place by September 2018. Schools should also start using the Gatsby Benchmarks to improve careers provision, including offering every young person seven encounters with employers, and they will be expected to… Read more »


5 strategies to aid reflective practice

Siobhan Neary and  Claire Johnson A key focus for professional practice is the importance of reflection and being a reflective practitioner.  Reflective practice is one of the core competences you are expected to address in initial qualifications for all helping, career and teaching professions and for the career development sector the NOS: CD requires you… Read more »


Maximising your chances of getting offered a university place

Choose your course and institution carefully In the choices section of Apply (the UCAS application website) all your university/college choices (a maximum of five) are to be listed, but remember that you should not mix your subjects. For example, in popular subject areas such as English, History or Physiotherapy, it is safer to show total… Read more »


Delivering outstanding careers provision – Quantity, diversity, quality and context

Careers Leader

David Andrews and Tristram Hooley Why does good quality career support matter? We are learning about our careers all the time. The next time you stand up in front of a class, some students will be deciding that they want to be a teacher or a careers professional, while others will be deciding that this… Read more »


Every school to have a careers leader?

It’s looking more and more likely that the long-awaited government career strategy will be published in the next couple of months, and that the new statutory guidance will follow early in 2018. The Career Management Quality Alliance (a new sector-wide body who represent Assessment Services Ltd, the Career Development Institute (CDI), Careers England and the… Read more »