New statutory guidance released

The DfE released the new statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff Careers guidance and access for education and training providers today. The main points covered are: The guidance expands on the aim set out in the careers strategy (released in December) to make sure that all young people in secondary school get a… Read more »

New careers strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents

Anne Milton, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, announced the launch of the new careers strategy at the CDI annual conference in Solihull. It lays out the desire for: all young people to understand the full range of opportunities available to them, to learn from employers about work and the skills that are valued… Read more »

CEC report on careers and enterprise provision

The Careers and Enterprise Company have released their new research report ‘State of the Nation 2017: Careers and enterprise provision in England’s schools’ which gives a comprehensive picture of schools’ careers and enterprise provision. Almost 600 schools in England took part in the research by using the CEC’s ‘Compass’ tool which enables schools to anonymously evaluate… Read more »

Estyn report on the Careers and the World of Work framework published

Estyn has just released a new report examining the extent and effectiveness of secondary schools’ delivery of the statutory Careers and the world of work (CWoW) framework. It considers the extent to which secondary schools’ provision and leadership in this area have changed since Estyn’s previous report on CWoW, Informed Decisions, in October 2012. The report… Read more »

The first T-levels will be delayed until September 2020

New apprenticeships and skills minister Anne Milton has announced that she will delay delivery of the first qualifications by 12 months. The first two pathfinder qualifications were supposed to be approved by February 2019, with teaching to commence from that September. The remaining routes were then intended to be phased in from 2020 to 2022,… Read more »

Latest update to the statutory guidance on careers

The DfE’s statutory guidance relating to careers guidance has been updated to include links to the Quality in Careers Standard website. The statutory guidance outlines why schools (and local authorities that maintain pupil referral units) must secure independent careers guidance for young people, what they must do to comply with their legal responsibilities in this… Read more »

Ofsted report on enterprise education published

The Getting Ready for Work report from Ofsted was published today. This examines how secondary schools are preparing young people for the world of work through enterprise education and work-related learning. It looks at how schools are working with local businesses and also looks in detail at the way apprenticeship programmes are promoted in schools…. Read more »

New proposals put employers at the heart of technical education

The government has today published a bill that is intended to improve the quality of technical and further education for young people. The Further Education and Technology Bill includes the following proposals: Boosting technical education to make sure it’s high quality and responds to employers – including the proposal to extend the role of the Institute for… Read more »

Joint statement on improving careers support for everyone released

The CDI, Careers England, the matrix Standard and Quality in Careers Standard have released a statement on the joint report of the Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee of the Business, Innovation and Skills and Education Committees, published in July 2016 – looking at the Government’s plans to publish a new strategy for improving careers support… Read more »