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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?

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research

Careers in the Curriculum Modelling Tool Guide

This resource accompanies BM 4 Masterclass and supports Career Leaders and Enterprise Advisers to embed careers across the curriculum via 3 approaches. The resource breaks down each of the approaches and includes supporting resource of audit tools and checklists

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  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • 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
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • Training
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark 4 Webinar Careers in the Curriculum Modelling Tool

Watch this webinar and use the accompanying Careers in the Curriculum Modelling Tool Guide to support embedding Careers in the Curriculum 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Videos

Linking Careers to the Curriculum: A guide to engaging students and supporting progress by embedding teaching in the context of the world of work

This guide and recording have been written to support colleagues in engaging curriculum teachers and employers in co-creating high quality teaching and learning resources that are embedded in the context of the world of work. The model is based on a pilot project undertaken by the Careers and Enterprise Company in partnership with Academies Enterprise Trust and Cornerstone Employers

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Videos

LMI lessons key stage 3

Enhance the curriculum and provide real-world examples of how specific subjects and skills are vital for future employment.

  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Labour market information for students
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Employer engagement
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations

Seddon lesson plans

These lesson plans, developed with Seddon Construction, support the implementation of careers into the curriculum in Maths in year 11.

  • Careers Leader
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Aspiration raising
  • Key stage 4
  • Employer engagement
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans

CEIAG cross curricular audit – Black Country

This resource, developed by the Black Country Skills Factory, helps Careers Leaders identify whether or not careers are embedded within curriculum subject areas.

  • Careers Leader
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

BBC Bitesize – Careers

This well-known resource can be used to help contextualise the world of work alongside curriculum study – and support young people in making informed decisions.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Talking Futures
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Aspiration raising
  • Addressing stereotypes
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Videos
  • Virtual
  • SEND