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

All About Me

Developed by Green Corridor College this resource is part of the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Worksheets
  • 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

Career Learning SEND activity

Developed by the team in the Black Country Careers hub this resource uses widgets to raise awareness of different career options for young people with SEND. This resource features in the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • 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
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Transition
  • SEND

Career Talks: Finding your Future, Reaching your Goals SEND resource

Developed by the team at the Black Country Careers Hub this resource features a number of videos looking at different roles available and reflections from people undertaking those roles. This resource features in the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • 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
  • Audio
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • SEND

Careers in the Business Sector

Developed by the team in the Black Country Hub this resources is part of the My Skills My Future programme and is aimed at young people in SEND group 1. This resource contains a slide deck and teacher guidance 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • SEND

Careers in the Business Sector SEND activity

Developed by the team at the Black Country Careers Hub this resource contains a slide deck and teacher guide for a lesson to raise awareness of careers in the Business Sector with young people with SEND. These resources are featured in the My Skills My Future programme  

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

Careers in the Transport Sector SEND activity

Developed by the team at the Black Country Careers Hub this resource contains a slide deck and teacher guide for a lesson to raise awareness of careers in the Transport Sector with young people with SEND. These resources are featured in the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • 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
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Videos
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

DPD Core Values

This resource developed by DPD is part of the My Skills My Future programme and is aimed at SEND group 1 young people 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

Dream Job

This resource has been collated by Green Corridor College to support understanding around jobs for young people in SEND group 1 and is part of the My Skills My Future programme.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

East Sussex Careers Hub SEND resources

On this page you will find resources developed by the East Sussex Careers Hub to support people working with young people with SEND. Some of these are featured as content in the My Skills My Future programme.

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

Exploring Careers and Skills SEND activity

Developed by the team in the Black Country Careers Hub this resource contains a slide deck and activity to support working with young people with SEND. This resource features in the My Skills My Future programme.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Lesson plans
  • Presentations
  • Worksheets
  • SEND

MSMF Employer Videos: SONY

This resource contains links to a series of videos to support understanding around SONY as an employer as part of the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Videos
  • SEND