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16+ Choices

Inform young people and their parents about the options available after GCSE level learning with these visually engaging guides – developed by the Department for Education.

  • Careers Leader
  • Delivery Provider
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Aspiration raising
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Higher Education events and visits
  • Key stage 4
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Transition
  • SEND

Careermag for Parents

Careermag for Parents is a termly publication with information for parents of school aged children offering support and information on careers and qualifications

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • 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
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Example Careers Calendar of events 2021/22

This is an editable overview for an academic year of events and specific weeks across the country to support in planning events and the development of a careers education programme.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

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.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

LifeSkills created with Barclays

Access free online interactive resources, ready-made lessons and work experience opportunities – and build them into your progressive careers programme.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Aspiration raising
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • English embedded careers learning
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Template
  • SEND

SEND Shaftesbury learner journey

See a great example of a learner journey within a SEND environment – developed by Shaftesbury High School, a special needs school in Harrow, London.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

Same and Different

Learn more about the various aspects of early career development for 18-year olds with SEND and provide more targeted support with this model.

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Aspiration raising
  • SEND and vulnerable students
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Securing Good Transitions: A resource pack to support the next steps of Key Stage 4 pupils with SEND

This resource pack has been developed by DFN Charitable Foundation and Whole School SEND to provide support, materials and practical tips to teachers and other school-based professionals to secure good transitions and destinations into the next stage of education and/or employment for Key Stage 4 Pupils with SEND.

  • Careers Leader
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • SEND

Skills Builder Hub

Access a free-to-use online platform that hosts all the tools you need to build the eight essential skills as outlined by the Skills Builder.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Aspiration raising
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Template
  • SEND

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

T Levels Resource

T Levels are a brand-new qualification choice that will follow GCSEs and give students a head start towards the career they want. They will suit students who wish to start working towards a skilled occupation, prefer a practical approach to learning and want a predominantly classroom-based course

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Guidance
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Transition
  • Videos
  • SEND