Get the Jump Skills for Life

This resource has been designed to be delivered within tutor sessions/career lessons or as a bell task activity to help students to see that there are lot of different paths they can take and that there is now a ‘Get the Jump’ page that will give them lots of information about each path to help them make an informed decision about their future.

The session will take a maximum of 15 minutes and can be used as an introduction to all pathways for KS3 and a refresher for older students

This resource supports Careers Leaders to promote all pathways and fits within the Guiding Principles to a meaningful approach to BM7:

  • Start early

Implement a progressive programme that broadens horizons and scaffolds development of knowledge & understanding required for students to identify their best next steps from when students join you.

  • True advocacy

Grow your expertise in all career pathways and opportunities for young people.

Become an expert in the latest vocational and technical opportunities for your young people.

  •  Challenge misconception and assumptions head on.

Consider all stakeholders and their knowledge, understanding and potential misconceptions.

  •  Equity of access to information and understanding.

All pathways for all young people.

Provide equality of access to information and understanding.

  •  Be informed by trends and success

Use destination data and LMI to identify any gaps and implement appropriate intervention.

Use relevant destinations data and LMI to inform continuous improvement.

Harness employer and alumni voice through multi-BM approaches where young people can be supported to understand learning opportunities through encounters and experiences of the workplace.


  • Careers Leader
  • Ahead Of The Game 2022
  • Free
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Lesson plans
  • SEND