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

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

Governor slide deck

Use this presentation to help secondary school governors understand their role and responsibilities – and encourage them to engage with our accompanying governor guidance.

  • Careers Leader
  • Governor
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Staff training
  • Careers Programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Guidance
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • Template

Meaningful experiences toolkit

Developed by Forum Talent potential. Create meaningful learning experiences in partnership with local employers. This valuable toolkit is designed to help students make better choices about their futures.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Staff training
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

STEM careers toolkit

The STEM Careers Toolkit for secondary schools and colleges is filled with creative ideas and practical suggestions on how to build STEM specific content into your careers strategy.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Staff training
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • STEM
  • SEND

School roadmap/college roadmap

Understand the role of Careers Leader, and the support offered through our Enterprise Adviser Network, by following our roadmaps for success.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Staff training
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND