Careers education has evolved, so the time to start preparing for the future of your careers provision is now. At The Careers & Enterprise Company, we can help you prepare all young people for the fast-changing world of work with our expertise, experience, free tools, resources and ecosystem of support –becoming an extension of your team to add value to your careers offering and support positive futures for all students. We’re ready when you are.
Subscribe to our Education Leader Careers Digest to enjoy updates on our latest developments and policy considerations. We'll bring you a carefully curated email three times during the academic year, designed to help support strategic careers planning in your school, special school or college.
For Education Leaders, highlighting priority areas to maximise the impact of careers and the support and resources available.
This guide is for school leaders and careers leaders to support preparation for the Education Inspection Framework (2019). The guide also provides Enterprise Advisers and Governors with key questions to support strategic careers planning.
Transform your careers programme and develop your skills as a Careers Leader to strategically embed careers in the curriculum.
In this resource you can find the link to the Statutory Guidance and the CEC at a glance guide to the guidance for schools and college leaders.
This is a resource for Careers Leaders, and their colleagues, in schools, special schools and colleges to evaluate the impact of career programmes.
The following resource and support are designed to support a Careers Leader to create a strategic careers plan. The resource and support include ‘Building a Strategic Careers Plan’ guidance document and a Careers Leader recorded webinar on this element of Benchmark 1.
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The government's Careers Strategy means that all schools and colleges should have a named Careers Leader in place by September 2018. This guide for secondary schools explains the role and how it can work in your institution.
The government's Careers Strategy means that all schools and colleges should have a named Careers Leader in place by September 2018. This guide for colleges explains what careers leadership in colleges looks like and how it could be led and managed within your college.
Transition Guide from Primary to Secondary: enhancing careers education and supporting parental engagement
This resource is designed to support Careers Leaders and other staff involved in the transition process from Key Stage 2 into Key Stage 3, exploring opportunities to embed careers activities and parental engagement across the full range of transition opportunities.
It takes you through the three phases:
- Decision making (Y4,5,6) while children and parents /carers are still considering their options
- Decision made (Y6) once the children have been allocated their secondary school
- Started (Y7) once the children have started their secondary school.
A *completely free* career app for students and schools that gives personalised career advice about the 16 creative industries within seconds.
Age group it's available for: 16+
Cost: FREE to download for all young people, teachers, career advisors & other school contacts.
We challenge you to change the future of retail. The challenge involves the creation of an investment business case, and accompanying presentation, within a number of fictitious retail scenarios.
A teacher encounter provides an opportunity for teachers to engage directly with employers to see and learn about the different career pathways relevant to their subjects, and to observe how their subject is applied practically in business.
The benefit of Teacher Encounters as part of a whole school approach to teacher development, watch this video.
A meaningful teacher encounter with employers/employees is one in which teachers/staff can develop their knowledge and understanding of sectors, careers and routes available to students at key transitions. These resources have been developed by the Careers and Enterprise Company to support the development of those opportunities.
A two-part session to train all staff in parental engagement in careers and to get staff to work with parents directly to find out what they need.
This editable training presentation can be delivered during an INSET or other CPD session to upskill all staff.
A flexible PowerPoint presentation template to introduce careers and education options to students and demonstrate the role their parents can play in their decision making. Includes homework activity for KS3-4 students.
A flexible PowerPoint presentation and handout to help secure the support of the SLT (and governors) for parental engagement activities.
A flexible PowerPoint presentation to introduce careers and education options to parents from Year 7 onwards.
An activity to give students the confidence to initiate careers conversations at home.
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Education Leader: Careers Awareness
Education Leaders: Introduction to careers
This course supports Education Leaders in exploring the value of careers education; the benefits for young people, and its contribution towards meeting school, special school, and college strategic priorities.