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

Annual review checklist

As a Careers Leader, you can use this revised checklist as an annual review of provision to support your planning for the following year.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

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

Blueprint: Virtual experience of the workplace

Created by the London team this resource supports thinking around virtual experiences of the workplace for schools and businesses 

  • Careers Leader
  • Delivery Provider
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • 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
  • Template
  • SEND

CEIAG example policy

Personalise your own CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) policy with this helpful template designed by the Bridge, Greater Manchester.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • 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
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Cornwall Hub BM1 resource

This newsletter, developed by the team at our Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Hub, includes lots of useful templates and examples to support all areas of Gatsby Benchmark 1.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Evaluation Guide for Careers Activities and Programmes

Developed by the team in Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub, this resource supports Careers Leaders with approaches to feedback and effective evaluation of their careers programme. There is a longer guide for Careers Leader available along with a shorter quick reference version

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Template
  • SEND

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

HOSW mentoring programme

Raise aspirations and improve personal development within students by using this mentoring programme, which has been developed by the Heart of the South West (HOTSW).    

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Employer engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets

Making it meaningful

Our overview and check list help Career Leaders ensure each encounter or experience is meaningful for all participants. 

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • SEND

SEND Careers Health Checklist

This interactive checklist will support you to think about the Careers provision you have within your SEND setting.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • 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
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND