Careers Leader Handbook

The Careers Leader Handbook

How to create an outstanding careers programme for your school or college

By: David Andrews and Tristram Hooley

ISBN: 9781844556526

256 pages


Out now! The must-read guide for the new role of Careers Leader.


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Product Description

The new statutory guidance sets out the requirement for every school to have a named Careers Leader from September 2018. They will lead, manage and co-ordinate the school’s careers programme, across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks.

This practical guide, written by the expert team of David Andrews and Tristram Hooley, will support this new breed of careers leader to develop outstanding careers provision across the key stages. With case studies, ideas and activities throughout, it will guide you through planning, developing and maintaining your careers programme, show how you can lead effectively and develop your role and expertise.

With foreword from Sir John Holman, senior advisor to The Gatsby Foundation.

Also available as part of the Careers Leader school book pack.


  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: Delivering outstanding careers provision
    -A stable careers programme
    -Career and labour market information
    -Addressing the needs of all students
    -Careers in the curriculum
    -Encounters with employers and employees
    -Work experience and other experiences of the workplace
    -Experiences of HE, FE and work-based training
    -Personal guidance
  • Section 3: The role of the careers leader
  • Section 4: Ensuring continuous improvement
    -Evaluating and developing your programme
    -Looking after your own CPD
    -Looking after the CPD of others
    -Moving on
  • Section 5: Final thoughts

Reviews of The Careers Leader Handbook:

This is not a resource to read and file away on undusted office shelf, this book should be a core component of any Career Leaders office desk ready to grab and consult throughout the journey in building your CEIAG programme.‘ Russell George, FE Careers IAG 

‘Tristram Hooley and David Andrews combine their knowledge of what works in careers guidance and education, with many years worth of experience working with careers leaders in schools to produce this accessible and highly practical guide to leading a careers program in school.​’ on Amazon

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