Careers Leaders

The Careers Leader needs to be someone who can:

  • Take responsibility for continuous improvement of the strategic careers plan and the progressive careers programme, which should be planned and implemented to ensure positive outcomes for young people
  • Coordinate and manage the various elements of the careers programme informed by a strategic careers plan aligned to school, special school or college priorities
  • Liaise with external partners, such as employers, learning providers and career guidance services
  • Pay careful attention to feedback from all stakeholders and to the destinations of pupils

Developed with you in mind, we’ve made it easy to quickly find the trusted, high quality resources you need to make a difference. We’ve identified, and regularly update, key resources that can directly support you as you plan, implement and measure the impact of your strategic careers plan and progressive careers programme and as you work towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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Getting started guide

So, you want to learn more about getting started as a Careers Leader – well, you’ve come to the right place. While you’ll find that most of the resources on this site have been developed to help you, the following information is specifically designed to support your role in shaping and implementing a career’s programme in your school, special school or college.

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Careers Leader Induction

FREE online learning module

Ideal for those new to role, this module is designed to provide a foundation knowledge and understanding of key elements of careers leadership such as:

  • The careers guidance landscape
  • The role and value of a Careers Leader
  • Progression routes at 16 and 18 and how to access LMI
  • Approaches to meaningful application of the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Principles of creating a strategic careers plan
  • Principles of developing a progressive careers programme with clear learning outcomes at each key stage
  • The value and registration process of funded Careers Leader training
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Career Leader Training

All Careers Leaders require Outstanding training. Our training catalogue includes all the information you need to choose the right training for you and your role.

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Gatsby Benchmarks

This renowned framework of eight benchmarks is designed to be linked together to deliver the very best careers provision in schools, special schools and colleges

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Careers Leader resources

AET and Pinewood Year 10 resource

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Pinewood Studios to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 4
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

AET and Pinewood Year 7 resource

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Pinewood Studios to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

AET and Pinewood Year 8 resource

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Pinewood Studios to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

AET and Pinewood Year 9 resource

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Pinewood Studios to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

AET and Tesco: Careers in English resources

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Tesco to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Worksheets

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

Maths Why Bother

Developed by MyPath the 'Maths, Why Bother?' resource aims to help Maths teaching staff to show students the explicit links between the maths curriculum and the world of work. 

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 4
  • Videos

My Environment My Future

My Environment My Future provides 6 lesson plans to enrich the teaching of the Urban Environments module in GCSE Geography. It is peppered with links to industry developed resources such as videos, papers, case studies and role descriptions. It requires no training for teachers to use, is provided at no cost, and as it is fully part of the curriculum it requires no extracurricular activity from teachers

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

My Learning My Future: Art and Design

My Learning, My Future is a suite of resources that has been developed in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company and Skills Builder to help you speak confidently about careers related to your subject as well as the various pathways and skills needed by employers.

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Worksheets

My Learning My Future: Biology

My Learning, My Future is a suite of resources that has been developed in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company and Skills Builder to help you speak confidently about careers related to your subject as well as the various pathways and skills needed by employers.

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • STEM
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Worksheets