Ahead of the Game

Sections

The tools and resources will support you to: 

  •  Ensure that students and all key stakeholders understand all routes available to them (including technical and vocational routes) 
  •  Identify which students require support in making a successful transition, particularly students from Year 11/13 

  •  Provide relevant support and resource to ensure that all students can pursue their best next step  

Supporting resources

Talking Futures: Toolkit

Developed from the original Toolkit from the Gatsby Foundation. This toolkit is based on research exploring how institutions can best support parents to help young people make informed careers and education decisions. It includes colour coded identifiers to help you find the right support, wherever you are on your parental engagement journey.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Talking Futures
  • Free
  • Parent engagement

Get the Jump Skills for Life

The Department for Education has developed a new campaign - ‘Get the Jump’ Skills for Life – which brings together, for the first time, all the education and training choices available to young people at post-16 and post-18.

  • Careers Leader
  • Ahead Of The Game 2022
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Lesson plans
  • SEND

Making it Meaningful: Benchmark 7

This guidance is designed to help Careers Leaders to ensure that each encounter with providers of the full range of learning opportunities is meaningful for all participants. This resource supports Careers Leaders to embed encounters within a progressive careers programme and that all activity can support impact evaluation.

 

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • SEND