CDI quality assurance of career development interventions

The CDI Professional Standards Committee has developed this framework and guidance for the quality assurance of career development interventions. The framework is useful if you’re a career development professional and it is ideal if you carry out one-to-one interventions with clients because it has been developed principally for use with young people in school/college.

Top tips
  • This resource is particularly useful for those professionals who are working in schools/colleges and hold – or are working towards – the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS)
  • The framework is useful where quality checks of interventions is a requirement
  • Use the framework if the practitioner is self-employed or is employed directly by the school/college and is therefore not subject to quality checks already by their employer


  • Careers Leader
  • Education Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Free
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Group careers guidance
  • One-to-one careers guidance
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template