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

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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  • 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

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

T Levels Resource

T Levels are a brand-new qualification choice that will follow GCSEs and give students a head start towards the career they want. They will suit students who wish to start working towards a skilled occupation, prefer a practical approach to learning and want a predominantly classroom-based course

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  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Guidance
  • Parent engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • Transition
  • Videos
  • SEND

Technical Education Pathways Resource

Please find below a number of resources which will support you in promoting the wide range of technical education pathways which are available for young people. The resources (created in partnership with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers - AELP) are designed for careers colleagues to use to explain these pathways to young people as well as promoting the wider work of the Training Provider (ITP) sector

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  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Training
  • SEND

Understanding the role of the Careers Leader: A guide for colleges

The government's Careers Strategy means that all schools and colleges should have a named Careers Leader in place by September 2018. 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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  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Further education and skills
  • Guidance
  • Information booklets/sheets

Website guidance document

Where do you start when designing the careers element of your website? Follow this step-by-step guide to make sure you cover all the necessary elements.

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