Careers Leaders

The Careers Leader needs to be someone who can:

  • Take responsibility for continuous improvement of the strategic careers plan and the progressive careers programme, which should be planned and implemented to ensure positive outcomes for young people
  • Coordinate and manage the various elements of the careers programme informed by a strategic careers plan aligned to school, special school or college priorities
  • Liaise with external partners, such as employers, learning providers and career guidance services
  • Pay careful attention to feedback from all stakeholders and to the destinations of pupils

Developed with you in mind, we’ve made it easy to quickly find the trusted, high quality resources you need to make a difference. We’ve identified, and regularly update, key resources that can directly support you as you plan, implement and measure the impact of your strategic careers plan and progressive careers programme and as you work towards achieving the Gatsby Benchmarks.

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Getting started guide

So, you want to learn more about getting started as a Careers Leader – well, you’ve come to the right place. While you’ll find that most of the resources on this site have been developed to help you, the following information is specifically designed to support your role in shaping and implementing a career’s programme in your school, special school or college.

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Careers Leader Induction

FREE online learning module

Ideal for those new to role, this module is designed to provide a foundation knowledge and understanding of key elements of careers leadership such as:

  • The careers guidance landscape
  • The role and value of a Careers Leader
  • Progression routes at 16 and 18 and how to access LMI
  • Approaches to meaningful application of the Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Principles of creating a strategic careers plan
  • Principles of developing a progressive careers programme with clear learning outcomes at each key stage
  • The value and registration process of funded Careers Leader training
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Career Leader Training

All Careers Leaders require Outstanding training. Our training catalogue includes all the information you need to choose the right training for you and your role.

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Gatsby Benchmarks

This renowned framework of eight benchmarks is designed to be linked together to deliver the very best careers provision in schools, special schools and colleges

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Careers Leader resources

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AET and Pinewood Year 10 resource

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Pinewood Studios to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 4
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

AET and Pinewood Year 7 resource

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Pinewood Studios to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

AET and Pinewood Year 8 resource

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Pinewood Studios to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

AET and Pinewood Year 9 resource

These resources have been created by curriculum subject experts from Academies Enterprise Trust through collaboration with Pinewood Studios to engage and support students in learning by placing teaching points in the context of the world of work

  • Careers Leader
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • STEM
  • Lesson plans
  • Videos

Allied health website and webinar

How do you get into specific roles within the health industry? This website, developed by Allied Health, shows students how to get into the profession.

  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Aspiration raising
  • Addressing stereotypes
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Videos
  • Virtual
  • SEND

Amazing Apprenticeships: New recruitment methods (film)

A short film created by Amazing Apprenticeships in partnership with the Cabinet Office, highlighting the range of different techniques being used by employers to shortlist potential apprentices

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • 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 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • Videos

Amazing Apprenticeships: Understanding Apprenticeships (film)

A short film created by Amazing Apprenticeships to showcase a range of apprenticeships and apprentices.

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • 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
  • Parent engagement
  • Videos

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

Black Country Careers Hub SEND resources

The Black Country Careers Hub have developed a number of resources to support those working with young people with SEND in the different settings.  Many of these resources are featured in the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

British Army: Apprenticeship assembly

How should you introduce the apprenticeship route to your students, so that they can start to make informed choices about their future? We challenge pre-conceptions and discover different areas of apprenticeships, some of which may surprise your pupils, using examples from across the British Army

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Presentations
  • Videos

British Army: Character Education

Our five immersive films follows two young people navigating a national crisis and brings to life the importance of building character in 5 engaging lessons.

  • Careers Leader
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos