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Welcome to the CEC Resource Directory

Inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work, with the help of our carefully curated Resource Directory. Developed with you in mind, we’ve made it easy to quickly find the trusted, high quality resources you need to make a difference. Ready?

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Backing the Gatsby Benchmarks

We’ve identified – and regularly update – the key resources that can directly support you as you strive towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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Opening the possibilities

Our resources are conveniently matched to each key stage, yet easily adaptable to your needs, making it simpler than ever to tailor your provision.

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Developing skills and knowledge

If you're new to the Careers Leader role, or want to improve your skills, these resources will help you deliver your school, special school or college’s careers provision.

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SEND
Supporting all young people

Find the resources that can help you improve the careers development of young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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Getting started guide

Kick-start your role as a Careers Leader here.

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In the spotlight

We’re currently shining a spotlight on Gatsby Benchmark 1 and how it can help Careers Leaders establish a structured careers programme in their school, special school or college. Here are all the key resources you need:

Journey/roadmap

Make sure everyone knows which way you’re heading: ensure all stakeholders understand your careers programme by using these templates to present it in a visual way.

  • Employer
  • Governors
  • Parents and Carers
  • Free
  • Benchmark 1
  • Benchmark 3
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

CDI Framework

Get access to end of key stage learning outcome statements for learners, with this revised CDI Framework for careers, employability and enterprise education.

  • Governors
  • Free
  • Benchmark 1
  • Careers Programme
  • Benchmark 3
  • Further education and skills
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Example evaluations

Improve your planning activity with our quality-assured example evaluation forms – designed for all stakeholders and fully editable to meet your needs.

  • Employer
  • Governors
  • Parents and Carers
  • Free
  • Benchmark 1
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Benchmark 3
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 6
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND
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Latest resources

We’re continually adding resources and improving our directory so that you’ve got everything you need to deliver world-class careers education. Here’s what’s hot off the press:

Technical Education Pathways resource

The webinar (co-delivered by the CEC and the Association of Employment & Learning Providers - AELP) promotes a forthcoming ‘Technical Education Pathways Resource’ created by the AELP. The resource will provide detailed information about a wide range of technical education pathways as well as promoting the wider work of the Independent Training Provider (ITP) sector

  • Free
  • Benchmark 7
  • Benchmark 3
  • Benchmark 1
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • SEND

My Environment My Future

My Environment My Future provides 6 lesson plans to enrich the teaching of the Urban Environments module in GCSE Geography. It is peppered with links to industry developed resources such as videos, papers, case studies and role descriptions. It requires no training for teachers to use, is provided at no cost, and as it is fully part of the curriculum it requires no extracurricular activity from teachers

  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

Evaluation Guide for Careers Activities and Programmes

Developed by the team in Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub, this resource supports Careers Leaders with approaches to feedback and effective evaluation of their careers programme. There is a longer guide for Careers Leader available along with a shorter quick reference version

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  • Benchmark 1
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND
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This directory is provided by:

The Careers & Enterprise Company

Our mission is to prepare and inspire young people for the fast-changing world of work. Therefore, our role is to link schools and colleges to employers and help them deliver world-class careers support. We achieve this by building networks, supporting Careers Leaders and backing the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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