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Business games and enterprise competitions. What works?

This paper provides evidence on business games and enterprise competitions to help schools, colleges and providers of careers and enterprise programmes use the evidence to shape the programmes they are running and developing.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
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  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research
  • SEND

Careers and enterprise provision in England’s colleges in 2019: Detailed Gatsby Benchmark results

This report builds on the national results from the State of the Nation Report 2019 with additional analysis of the Compass data for colleges specifically, to provide Careers Leaders, college leaders and their external partners with the insights needed to make further progress.

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  • Further education and skills
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Careers in the curriculum. What works?

The Gatsby report identified eight benchmarks of good career guidance, one of which was linking curriculum to careers. Careers in the curriculum describes a range of interventions which allow students to encounter career learning as part of their everyday school curriculum, but what impact is it having and what are the lessons for best practice?

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  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research

Encounters with Higher and Further education - Practical ideas for achieving Gatsby Benchmark 7

This report provides practical insights from Careers Leaders about how to deliver meaningful encounters with further and higher education for young people in secondary schools, colleges and special schools. It is targeted at schools and colleges seeking ideas for how to improve their provision.

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  • Further Education provider
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  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research
  • SEND

Experiences of workplaces - Practical ideas for achieving Gatsby Benchmark 6

This report provides practical insights from Careers Leaders about how to deliver meaningful workplace experiencesfor young people in secondary schools, colleges and special schools. It is targeted at schools and colleges seeking ideas for how to improve their provision.

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  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research
  • SEND

How to Support Careers and Enterprise Activities in Schools: a Practical Guide for Employers

We partnered with the CBI to undertake research to better understand how employers engage with schools. From this research we have produced this practical guide for employers who want to engage with schools together with a compendium of case studies from businesses.

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  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research

Teacher CPD delivered by employers. What works?

Teacher continuing professional development (CPD) delivered by employers can refer to a variety of professional development activities where an employer is the primary facilitator of training. But what impact do teacher placements have and what can we learn about lessons in best practice?

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  • Employer
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  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research