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. 

Further Education provider resources

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.

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  • 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

Careers in Context 2020: Can Do Guide for Career Leaders

This guide will give Careers Leaders the confidence to make decisions about what constitutes good careers guidance in the context of Covid-19.

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  • Careers In Context
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  • 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
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Guidance

Collecting and Reviewing Impact Evidence Guidance Document

This is a quick reference guidance document to support Careers Leaders with collecting and reviewing impact evidence. This links with collecting and revieing impact evidence to inform strategic careers planning and impact evaluation of careers provision.

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  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Information booklets/sheets

Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – SEND

If you are working to deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks for young people with SEND – in any setting – you will find lots of practical help in this toolkit.

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  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
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  • 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
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Gatsby Benchmark toolkit – colleges

Identify what ‘good’ looks like across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks, see useful case studies, and follow practical suggestions for putting the benchmarks into practice.

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  • Further Education provider
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  • 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
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • SEND

Key Facts About Independent Training Providers - 2021

The Key Stats 2021 publication contains a useful and informative overview of the Independent Training Provider sector and has been provided by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

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  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Guidance
  • Research
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Making it Meaningful: Benchmark 7

This guidance is designed to help Careers Leaders to ensure that each encounter with providers of the full range of learning opportunities is meaningful for all participants. This resource supports Careers Leaders to embed encounters within a progressive careers programme and that all activity can support impact evaluation.

 

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  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • SEND

NESCOT CEIAG Strategy - FE

NESCOT is the Lead College in the Coast to Capital Careers Hub which launched in September 2020.  Vice Principal and Careers Leader, Dario Stevens, launched this new CEIAG Strategy in the college during National Careers Week in March 2021.

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  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template

SEND journey/roadmap

Take a step in the right direction: help all stakeholders understand your SEND careers programme by using this template to present it visually.

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  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Template
  • SEND

Support students and key stakeholders to understand all pathways

We have collated key resource and support for you to ensure that all students, staff and parents/carers are informed about and understand all pathways at 16/18. Access these key resources for ‘at a glance’ overviews of key pathways, including technical and vocational routes post 16 and post 18. 

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  • Ahead Of The Game 2022
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  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Transition
  • SEND

Support students to make a successful transition

We have collated key resource and support for you to ensure that you can effectively support students to navigate application and recruitment processes and make effective transitions to their best next steps. 

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  • Delivery Provider
  • Further Education provider
  • Ahead Of The Game 2022
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • SEND