Parental Engagement in Careers Education Modules

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Module 1 

By the end of this module, you’ll have: 

  • Evidence and research that will help you express the value and benefits of family involvement to colleagues and senior leaders. 

  • Tools, techniques and examples of best practice that will help you make your own careers education activities inclusive of student’s parents/carers. 

  • Examined the different levels of family engagement and discovered any barriers to involvement for your school, special school or college community. 

  • Evaluated your current provision and identified opportunities to deepen engagement with families. 

  • Planned a targeted piece of family-friendly careers education that addresses a need in your setting. 


Module 2 

By the end of this module, you’ll be able to: 

  • Understand the principles, how they work together and what effective practice looks like on the ground. 

  • Understand why a strategic and embedded approach to PE in careers education is important and the difference it can make to learners. 

  • Identify relevant staff and the roles they can play, motivate them to work towards achieving a strategic and embedded approach to parental engagement in careers education and support them to identify how they can integrate ‘PE in careers education’ objectives into their own practice/provision. 

  • Identify relevant resources, map these to specific ‘parental engagement in careers education’ objectives and staff roles and then communicate these to staff, ensuring they are equipped to use these effectively. 

  • Identify priority groups based on local data/evidence and ensure PE activities are targeted to meet the needs of these groups. 

  • Develop a progressive framework of ‘PE in careers education’ objectives across all student cohorts and adapt ‘PE in careers education’ provision to deliver these objectives. 

  • Provide a coherent ‘PE in careers education’ framework to staff, including progressive objectives and targeting criteria and support them to identify and develop ‘PE in careers education’ opportunities which are built around this framework and are integrated with current practice. 

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