Education Leaders

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A Guide for Education Leaders in schools and colleges

For Education Leaders, highlighting priority areas to maximise the impact of careers and the support and resources available

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Education Leader: Careers Awareness

FREE online learning module

This module supports Education Leaders in exploring the value of careers education; the benefits for young people, and its contribution towards meeting school, special school, and college strategic priorities.

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Ofsted - Education Inspection Framework Guide

This guide is for school leaders and careers leaders to support preparation for the Education Inspection Framework (2019).  The guide also provides Enterprise Advisers and Governors with key questions to support strategic careers planning

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Careers Leader Training

Access fully funded Careers Leader training

We offer a suite of programmes to suit your school or college, along with high quality, fully funded Careers Leader training with the additional bonus of bursaries – which could be used to supplement their careers programme or further training.

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Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: published July 2021

In this resource you can find the link to the newly published Statutory Guidance released July 2021 and the CEC at a glance guide to the guidance for schools and college leaders.

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Evaluation and measurement
Impact Evaluation Toolkit Guidance Document

This is a resource for Careers Leaders, and their colleagues, in schools, special schools and colleges to evaluate the impact of career programmes.

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Register for our Education Leader Digest 

Compass+

With our free Compass+ tool you can benchmark, manage, track and report on your school's careers provision at individual student level.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • SEND

EmployAbility Leisure Guides

EmployAbility Leisure is an initiative by Aspire (EmployAbility Leisure) to create more accessible and inclusive training and workplace environments for disabled people in the fitness and leisure sector. Evidence-based guidance published as a result for disabled people, training providers and employers is available for free, instant download here.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Research
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Virtual

Employer engagement in careers education: Insights 2020/21

This report draws out key insights from some of the employers most involved in careers education across the country, analysing how practice is evolving and what activity is generating impact. It draws on survey data from ninety businesses of different shapes, types, sectors and in each region of England, and analyses their experiences of preparing students for the world of work.

  • Careers Leader
  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Guidance

Endeavour Career Insight Films

Developed by Endeavour Training. 

This resource is a set of employability films for young people and parents. The films are focussed on opportunities in Sheffield and the surrounding areas but have elements which are universal across all areas.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Parent / Carer
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 4
  • Videos

Engineering Skills Development - Teacher CPD

This is a CPD tool designed for teachers. It explores a basic understanding of what engineering thinking is and how it links to design thinking. The resource is broken down into:

  • engineering skills
  • disruptive innovation
  • engineering skills development (linking to key engineering developments in history)
  • simple design exercises.
  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • STEM
  • Training
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets

Explore Apprenticeships – Free Online Course

Created in partnership with The Careers & Enterprise Company, #ExploreApprenticeships is a free online course supporting young people wanting to learn more about apprenticeships as a career path.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Ahead Of The Game 2022
  • 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
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Further education and skills
  • Training
  • Transition
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets

Exploring Careers in Surveying

These resources have been developed by RICS - Nationwide. They provide opportunities for students to learn about the myriad roles within the surveying sector. They encourage students to think about the day-to-day of a surveyor and the requisite skills. They also encourage students to think about their own current skills and how they might develop these to pursue a role in surveying. Pathways to becoming a surveyor are shared. 

  • 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
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos
  • Worksheets

Exploring University

Developed by Inspiring Worcestershire.

In this document you will be able to understand which are the leading universities locally, the degrees which are most popular, as well as the degrees which have the highest success rates in terms of securing future employment.

The guide also provides details of the leading universities which specialise in degrees relating to certain sectors.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance

Financial Education Planning Frameworks

Developed by Young Money (part of Young Enterprise) this resource aims to support the planning, teaching, and progression of financial education by setting out the key areas of financial knowledge, skills and attitudes, across core themes. 

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance

Futurum Careers: Online Resource and Magazine

Futurum Careers is a free online resource and magazine aimed at introducing 14-19-year-olds worldwide to the world of work in STEM (science, tech, engineering, maths, medicine) and SHAPE (social sciences, humanities and the arts for people and the economy). We collaborate with academics all over the world and translate their research into education and careers resources that can be used in the classroom, at home and in STEM and SHAPE clubs.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Parent / Carer
  • 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
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills

Get Ahead and Disabled Apprentice Network

Get Ahead is a toolkit and resource co-produced with and for disabled young people. The newsletters and magazines will help you navigate the wide range of information and resources that are available in post-16 education, training, and work. It is a platform where young people can have their voice heard and share the many talents they have.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Parent / Carer
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Research
  • SEND

Globally Responsible Careers in STEM

‘Globally Responsible Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics’ (GRC-STEM) – will help the growing number of job-seekers looking for employment with organisations that prioritise sustainable and ethical concerns.

This online resource asks each individual a series of questions concerning:

  1. their personal requirements from a career and considering their interests in science and technology;
  2. the type of work they are interested in; and
  3. their ethical concerns, bearing in mind the global issues that face society.
  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Parent / Carer
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • STEM
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Template
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets