Online Careers Leader training

The Careers & Enterprise Company has developed this 2-4-hour online course in partnership with Teach First as an introduction to careers leadership in schools and colleges. It provides an introduction to the essential knowledge and skills a Careers Leader requires to improve career guidance in their school or college, deliver against the Gatsby Benchmarks, and fulfil the core requirements of their role.


  • Benchmark 1
  • Benchmark 3
  • Benchmark 2
  • Benchmark 4
  • Benchmark 5
  • Benchmark 6
  • Benchmark 7
  • Benchmark 8
  • Group careers guidance
  • One-to-one careers guidance
  • English embedded careers learning
  • Maths embedded careers learning
  • PSHE embedded careers learning
  • Science embedded careers learning
  • Other subject embedded careers learning
  • Addressing stereotypes
  • Aspiration raising
  • Destinations data
  • SEND and vulnerable students
  • Labour market information for parents/staff
  • Labour market information for students
  • Staff training
  • Careers Programme
  • Evaluation of careers programme
  • Training

Further information

This course will set you up to start creating a careers programme with clearly defined career learning outcomes and outputs, supported by a strategic careers plan. This will ensure that careers are embedded in the strategic priorities of your school or college – and the benchmarks can then be used to self-assess overall provision.