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

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

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
  • Further education and skills
  • Research

Careers in the curriculum. What works?

The Gatsby report identified eight benchmarks of good career guidance, one of which was linking curriculum to careers. Careers in the curriculum describes a range of interventions which allow students to encounter career learning as part of their everyday school curriculum, but what impact is it having and what are the lessons for best practice?

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research

Encounters with Higher and Further education - Practical ideas for achieving Gatsby Benchmark 7

This report provides practical insights from Careers Leaders about how to deliver meaningful encounters with further and higher education for young people in secondary schools, colleges and special schools. It is targeted at schools and colleges seeking ideas for how to improve their provision.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research
  • SEND