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

Amazing Apprenticeships: Staff 'Think Apprenticeships' poster bundle

Amazing Apprenticeships has created 5 eye-catching posters for the staff room, designed to prompt teachers and careers staff to ‘think apprenticeships’ when teaching or advising students.

 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets

Amazing Apprenticeships: T Levels Poster bundle

A useful set of 4 printable posters aimed at students. These informative and eye-catching posters can be used in the staffroom, in careers rooms or around the school on display boards.

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets

Amazing Apprenticeships: T Levels Teacher Guide

The Department for Education T Levels team has created a helpful T Level Guide for Teachers and Careers Advisers, giving a comprehensive oversight of this exciting qualification

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets

Amazing Apprenticeships: Teacher training Webinar (series)

Amazing Apprenticeships, has created a schedule of live webinars and a back catalogue of on-demand recordings aimed at teacher and career advisers

  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Training

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

Amazing Apprenticeships: What is a traineeship? (Quiz)

Amazing Apprenticeships has created an ‘What is a traineeship?’ fun and informative 10 question quiz to test the knowledge of individuals to see how much they know about traineeships!

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool

Amazing Apprenticeships: What is an apprenticeship? (Quiz)

Amazing Apprenticeships has created ‘What is an apprenticeship?’, a fun and informative 10 question quiz to test the knowledge of individuals to see how much they know about apprenticeships!

 

  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool

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

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

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