Training Providers

We work closely with sector colleagues and sector bodies to ensure our support is tailored and differentiated to meet your needs.

Sector Share - Click here to access the sector page to support training providers around careers education. 

‘Being able to draw on the work of CEC and its members and partners, and with the focus on Training Providers, has brought some rich ideas and connections that will further enhance the careers’ work in our settings.’ Simon Ashton, Assistant Principal, Nacro


FES Connect

‘FES Connect’ is a national community for Post 16 careers leaders and practitioners, supporting development and sharing of best practice to ensure every learner is supported to find their next best step. 

An opportunity to share examples of what's working well across the country in careers education via online seminars, newsletters showcasing best practice and an FES Connect chat board.

Click here to register.


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Apprenticeship Guide

“Effective Approaches to Careers Guidance for Apprentices” sets out to show how the Gatsby Benchmarks can be an excellent framework for colleges and training providers to create modern, 21st century careers education for apprentices.


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Compass is a free digital product that helps you quickly and easily evaluate your careers provision against the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. 

Compass is available tosecondary schools, special schools, sixth forms, colleges, PRU’s and ITPs in England.

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Making encounters meaningful: support for providers​

This resource is for providers who deliver encounters in schools, special schools and colleges to support students with learning about all pathways.

In the context of the provider access legislation, a provider is an organisation that offers approved technical education qualifications or their representative, for example an FE college or training provider. The purpose of the resource is to enable providers to effectively engage with schools, special schools and colleges to deliver encounters that have an impact on students and are aligned with the institution’s wider careers education programme.​

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Technical Education Pathways Resource

These resources will support you in promoting the wide range of technical education pathways which are available for young people. 

Created in partnership with the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), these resources are designed to explain the pathways available to young people as well as promoting the wider work of the Training Provider (ITP) sector.

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Careerscope - Hospitality Industry Hub

CareerScope is your one-stop-shop for all things careers in the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism Industry.

Our mission is to support people from all backgrounds and ages, attract talent towards the industry, and ultimately, promote hospitality as a great place to work.

Whether you’re a teacher or careers advisor, a student, or a job seeker, we have resources, programmes and support available to help you reach your full potential.

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This Is My Story Film

This brand new 6-minute film (with British Sign Language interpretation) follows the inspirational stories of apprentices with learning differences, disabilities and health conditions.

Learn how these apprentices are progressing their careers through apprenticeships and the ways that their employers and training providers are supporting them.


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Minerals Matter

As the UK’s largest manufacturing industry, quarrying and mineral products are essential to our everyday lives. Without them you don’t have buildings, transport, technology, furniture or everyday household items.

This resources helps you to find out about routes into the industry, job roles, what to expect and the opportunity to talk directly to employers about different job roles on offer.

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Careers Education Resources: Apprenticeships and Technical Education

A range of e-learning bitesize resources supporting educators and careers leaders to inspire students to choose technical education and apprenticeships as prestigious career pathways. With a focus on STEM, future skills and priority skill areas, whether it’s general TVET careers education and information you are looking to provide, or sector and industry specific, our module and video resources are easy to use and take between 25-45 minutes to complete.

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What Employers want

This activity has been developed by College Park School and is part of the My Skills My Future programme.  It contains a lesson plan and accompanying resources aimed at young people in SEND group 1.

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Uni Access Tools

Support students when it comes to finding the right university, and help them prepare for what’s ahead, with this targeted programme and free suite of resources.

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Qdos App

The free ‘One Stop’ resource for career planning and exploration...

The Qdos Careers App is a 'one stop' research resource, bringing together expert, national information on education pathways, career choices and career options, together with tools, career advice and preparation for apprenticeships, university, and employment.