Careers Leader training

Our Careers Leaders Resources and Training can help you develop your skills to strategically embed careers in the curriculum. There are a number of key resources available to support you, along with a comprehensive free training offer:

  • School roadmap/college roadmap – these guide you through each stage of the journey to success as a Careers Leader, providing helpful advice, tips and resources
  • School toolkit/college toolkit/SEND toolkit – with accompanying postcard
  • Introduction to Careers Leadership online training – this course introduces the essential knowledge and skills that you need to improve career guidance in your school or college
  • Benchmark 1 webinars - our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) online training is split into four easy-to-watch modules, each lasting around 60 minutes – each one takes you through all aspects of Gatsby Benchmark 1 and include links to resources to support progress.


  • Benchmark 1
  • Benchmark 2
  • Benchmark 3
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 8
  • Benchmark 7
  • Benchmark 6
  • Staff training
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Labour market information for parents/staff
  • Labour market information for students
  • Addressing stereotypes
  • Aspiration raising
  • Destinations data
  • SEND and vulnerable students
  • Internships and holiday placements
  • Job shadowing
  • Part-time work
  • School or college as a workplace
  • Work experience (1-2 week block)
  • Volunteering
  • Work experience (regular/weekly commitment)
  • Workplace visits
  • Apprenticeships events and visits
  • Higher Education events and visits
  • Further Education events and visits
  • One-to-one careers guidance
  • Group careers guidance
  • Training

Face-to-face Careers Leader training

Register for your place on our fully funded training for Careers Leaders and receive a £1,000 bursary on completion*. You’ll be able to gain access to a qualification (up to Level 7) to develop your skills, enhance your understanding of the Careers Leader role and make a difference to the lives of young people.

*The £1,000 bursary will be made payable to the school or college on completion.

I personally have found the role considerably enhanced by completing the L6 diploma in Careers Guidance and Development to fully understand the theoretical principles which underpin careers work – and I would strongly recommend this to any prospective Careers Leader, or as a way to refresh an experienced Careers Leader.

Philippa Hartley, Careers Leader at Huntcliff School