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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Further Education provider resources

Amazing Apprenticeships: Guess the Employer (Quiz)

Amazing Apprenticeships has created a quiz to challenge the individual’s knowledge of apprenticeship employers. The quiz helps individuals to find out more about apprenticeship schemes from some of the country’s top apprenticeship employers, providing more insight and encouraging self-research

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Parent engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Virtual

Amazing Apprenticeships: Interactive Student Apprenticeship Guide

The Amazing Apprenticeships Student Apprenticeship Guide includes 10 hours of self-directed learning activities, perfect for distance learning or classroom-based development. Designed for students in years 12 and 13, it will equip them with essential information about apprenticeships and guide them through how to research and apply for opportunities.

  • 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
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Virtual

Amazing Apprenticeships: Teacher guide to accompany Interactive Student Apprenticeship Guide

Amazing Apprenticeships has created a teacher guide to accompany their Interactive Student Apprenticeship Guide. This guide has been designed for use by form tutors, teachers and careers professionals who are supporting students in years 12 and 13, to research and apply for apprenticeships. You do not need to have any prior knowledge about apprenticeships.

  • 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
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Virtual

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
  • 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

Discover Creative Careers

Funded by DCMS and led by industry, the Discover Creative Careers website is an online portal packed with information, resources, events to help young people explore roles in the creative industries, starting with an interactive careers finder tool connecting to more than 520 job profiles and an opportunity directory of events, resources, skills competitions, virtual work experience and more

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • 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
  • Employer engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos
  • Virtual

Find an Activity Provider tool

This portal lists organisations that have activities that meet Gatsby Benchmark 5 (encounters with employers and employees) and Benchmark 6 (experience of workplaces)

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Costed
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Transition
  • Virtual
  • SEND

FutureGoals Spotlight resource

Students will work in small teams to complete a wide range of tasks in order to stage the biggest and best festival ever! Working alongside leading practitioners, a series of free resources, lesson plans, films and activities have been created to bust the myths surrounding careers in the creative sector and provide a wider understanding of the less traditional, yet in-demand, roles.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Employer engagement
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

IGD Educator Hub

Our free lesson plans, activities and videos will develop students’ employability skills to help them prepare for the world of work and increase students’ awareness of the variety of roles within the food and grocery industry.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • STEM
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets

My Skills My Future

This programme has been collated from resources across our partners and network to support young people with SEND under the 2 groups identified in the SEND toolkit. It contains lessons around employability skill development , employer projects and engagement videos all to support young people in their next steps.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • My Skills My Future
  • 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
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Template
  • Training
  • Transition
  • Videos
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

Speakers for Schools

Virtual and onsite work experiences:

We connect young people with inspirational, eye opening virtual work experience opportunities with some of the largest employers both locally and nationally

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Videos
  • Virtual
  • SEND

The Skills Development Hub - WorldSkills UK

Our Skills Development Hub tools and resources are designed to support educators in their extended teaching practice and to inspire and develop excellence in students and apprentices. Focused upon technical skills and mindset development the resources are easy to access and will support curriculum delivery within a virtual or physical environment.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Virtual
  • Worksheets

The Skills Suitcase

Help students identify their own skills – as well as the areas where they might need further development – and encourage reflection in a fun and engaging way.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Group careers guidance
  • One-to-one careers guidance
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Virtual
  • SEND