Education Leaders

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. Register here.


Online training modules

Our free online learning modules, hosted on our digital hub, help key education stakeholders to better understand the value of careers leadership, the careers education landscape, understand the role and value of a Careers Leader and how subject teachers can contribute to good careers education. Access training modules specific for Education Leaders and Governors here.


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Key stages

What is a key growth sector?

Developed by Inspiring Worcestershire. 

Learning more about Worcestershire’s key growth sectors will enable you to understand a variety of important information which could aid you in the decision-making process surrounding your potential career pathway and the choices you make during the remainder of your journey through education.

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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:

  1. Decision making (Y4,5,6) while children and parents /carers are still considering their options
  2. Decision made (Y6) once the children have been allocated their secondary school
  3. Started (Y7) once the children have started their secondary school.
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The ERIC App

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.

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Key stages

Teacher Encounters – Resources for Schools and Colleges

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.

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Teacher Encounter Resources

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.