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Skills Builder: Benchmark

Skills Builder Benchmark is an online self-assessment tool. Individuals aged 11+ can register and record their reflections against the Skills Builder Framework

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Videos
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – SEND

If you are working to deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks for young people with SEND – in any setting – you will find lots of practical help in this toolkit.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – schools

Access case studies of best practice in schools, as well as tips and practical suggestions for successfully implementing the eight Gatsby Benchmarks.

  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – colleges

Identify what ‘good’ looks like across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, see useful case studies, and follow practical suggestions for putting the benchmarks into practice.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • 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

Amazing Apprenticeships: Apprenticeship Guidance benchmark tool

Amazing Apprenticeships has created this tool to help schools and other educational establishments to work through a series of questions to assess where they are in their planning and provision of apprenticeship information

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets

Challenging stereotypes lesson

Use this resource to support the challenging of stereotypes at key stage 3 level. All supporting lesson resources are included for free.

  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Addressing stereotypes
  • Key stage 3
  • Employer engagement
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations

WOW Show careers guides

Watch two exciting new WOW Show programmes about careers in the NHS – designed for home schooling and beyond.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Employer involvement in curriculum
  • Employer talk
  • Speed networking / careers carousel
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Addressing stereotypes
  • Aspiration raising
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos

Naturally Talented Me

This Gatsby Benchmark-aligned profiling platform is designed to present and evidence an individual’s natural talents – and align them with real job requirements.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Template
  • SEND

Three-year data collection plan

Create your own three-year data collection plan by using this example timeline. Gain ideas to shape your own plan while supporting the benchmark requirements.

  • Careers Leader
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Destinations data
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

Famous People Activity (SEND)

Developed by the Inspiring Worcestershire Careers Hub team this activity has been designed to accompany activities around raising aspirations along with exploring career choices for SEND students.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Lesson plans
  • SEND

Guidance for Middle Schools

Interpreting the Gatsby Benchmarks and Compass Completion Guidance (Updated 2021)

The guidance takes Middle School Careers Leaders through how to respond to the sub benchmark questions when completing your self-evaluation on Compass or Compass+

  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Guidance