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Online learning modules

Our free online learning modules, hosted on our digital hub, help key education stakeholders to better understand the value of careers leadership in schools, special schools and colleges, the careers education landscape and understand the role and value of a Careers Leader.

There are separate online learning modules tailored for the following groups:

  • Careers Leaders: Induction
  • Education Leaders: Introduction to careers
  • Governors: Introduction to careers

Please note that the online modules hosted by University of Huddersfield are no longer available.

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Careers Leader Induction

GLH: 2-4 hours

The Careers Leader induction course, ideal for those new to role, is designed to provide a foundation knowledge and understanding of key elements of careers leadership and includes the following:

  • Module 1. Careers leadership & the careers landscape

    • The value of careers
    • The role and value of Careers Leader
    • Key statutory duty relating to careers inc. PAL
    • The Gatsby Benchmarks
    • The role and value of Careers Hubs
    • The role and value of an EA
    • Effective use of Compass+

    Module 2. Strategic planning and impact evaluation

    • The value of a strategic careers plan
    • Impact evaluation
    • Parental engagement within the careers programme

    Module 3. Labour Market Information and Pathways

    • Available routes at key transitions including technical and vocational
    • How to access labour market information & intelligence

    Module 4: Linking careers to the curriculum

    • Career related learning outcomes
    • Supporting staff to highlight the relevance of their subject to future careers

    Module 5: Encounters with employers & providers and experiences of the workplace

    • What makes an encounter with an employer/provider meaningful
    • What makes an experience of the workplace meaningful

    Module 6: Personal Guidance

    • Approaches to personal guidance

    Module 7: Funded Careers Leader Training

    • The value of funded Careers Leader training
    • Understand the registration process of funded CLT 


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