Further Education

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College Roadmap

Understand the role of Careers Leader, and the support offered through our Enterprise Adviser Network, by following our roadmaps for success.

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Careers Leadership in Colleges Report

The Careers & Enterprise Company partnered with CooperGibson Research to carry out this research into careers leadership in colleges

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Colleges Benchmark Report

Over the past year, progress has been made on every dimension of careers provision and over 3,800 state-funded schools and colleges have now completed Compass.

The detailed Compass results for colleges are reported for the first time.

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Careers Provision in Colleges - What Works

This paper sets out to explore features of good and effective careers provision in college settings.

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Evaluation and measurement
Understanding the role of the Careers Leader: A guide for colleges

This guide for colleges explains what careers leadership in colleges looks like and how it could be led and managed within your college. 

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Careers Guidance Resources for College Careers Leaders - AoC

The Careers & Enterprise Company are working with the Association of Colleges to provide resources, webinars and information for the leaders, governors and careers guidance professionals in the FE sector to help support colleges with their careers guidance offer

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Connect: The College Careers Community - In partnership with the Association of Colleges, Connect the College Careers Community is a termly bulletin that acts as a national community of practice for the sector to connect, innovate and collaborate in support of careers and progression activities for your learners. 

BM1 Guide

This resource has been developed by colleagues in Liverpool City Region Careers Hub to support resource and CPD to Careers Leaders on all elements of BM1

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Staff training
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

BM6: How to meet Gatsby Benchmark 6 more meaningfully and deliver positive student outcomes

Watch this webinar and following the accompanying resource to support planning and delivery of meaningful experiences of the workplace

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Training

British Army: Apprenticeship assembly

How should you introduce the apprenticeship route to your students, so that they can start to make informed choices about their future? We challenge pre-conceptions and discover different areas of apprenticeships, some of which may surprise your pupils, using examples from across the British Army

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Presentations
  • Videos

Business games and enterprise competitions. What works?

This paper provides evidence on business games and enterprise competitions to help schools, colleges and providers of careers and enterprise programmes use the evidence to shape the programmes they are running and developing.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research
  • SEND

Career Learning SEND activity

Developed by the team in the Black Country Careers hub this resource uses widgets to raise awareness of different career options for young people with SEND. This resource features in the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Transition
  • SEND

Career Talks: Finding your Future, Reaching your Goals SEND resource

Developed by the team at the Black Country Careers Hub this resource features a number of videos looking at different roles available and reflections from people undertaking those roles. This resource features in the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • SEND

Careermag careerometer

Careermap’s Careerometer is a live and interactive tool that gives up-to-date labour market information (LMI) to support discussions on careers. The tool also allows comparing and contrasting LMI on two different job roles.

  • Careers 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
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Careermag for Parents

Developed by Careermap, 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

Careermag for School Leavers

Careermag for School Leavers is a termly publication with information for school aged children offering support and information on careers and qualifications.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • 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
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Careermap Live

CareermapLive is a video library with a range of clips to be used in the classroom (or links to be shared) covering a wide range of career and qualification topics, along with case studies.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Videos
  • SEND

Careers and enterprise provision in England’s colleges in 2019: Detailed Gatsby Benchmark results

This report builds on the national results from the State of the Nation Report 2019 with additional analysis of the Compass data for colleges specifically, to provide Careers Leaders, college leaders and their external partners with the insights needed to make further progress.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Further education and skills
  • Research

Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and Transitions in Focus: A guide to support vision impaired children and young people

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has a range of resources useful for careers leaders and practitioners working with blind and partially sighted students in mainstream secondary schools and colleges.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND