Covid-19 resources for Careers Leaders

During the complex and rapidly changing situation of Covid-19, we understand that there are many challenges facing schools and colleges and we want to ensure that we are providing you, the Careers Leaders, with the necessary resources to support your role. 

We have been working with a number of key stakeholders to collate a range of key resources to continue your role in creating a strategic careers plan and programme and supporting young people in their career journey, you can find these listed below. We will continue to update this page with new resources regularly.

Resource Description Access resources
My Week of Work

Acting on your feedback a list has been compiled of all the links which are available to you in the interactive teacher Guide for My Week of Work, these can be copied into student communications as required.

My Week of Work [word document]
Guidance for Gatsby Benchmark 5 and 6: Scoring online employer engagement in Compass and Compass+

This guidance is designed to support Careers Leaders with the development of careers programmes for young people and advise on how to complete the Compass tool this term while face-face contact is not possible due to Covid-19. This guidance focuses on measuring online employer engagement in relation to Gatbsy Benchmarks 5 and 6.

Full guidance for all Gatsby Benchmarks will be made available in the autumn.

Online Employer Engagement: guidance for Benchmarks 5 and 6 [PDF]

Learning in Lockdown

Learning in Lockdown is a virtual work experience programme for students aged 14-15. 

Learning in Lockdown [website]
Future Learn Future Learn offers free online courses from some of the world's top universities and organisations for students aged 18+.

Future Learn [website]

BBC Bitesize

Support around all aspects of Careers education for young people. 

BBC bitesize [website]

WOW Show The WOW Show is a live online channel creating real-life encounters with the world of work to inspire young people about their futures. The WOW show [website]
Skills Builder - home learning Skills Builder are providing a range of resources for building eight essential skills to succeed in a home setting.  Skills Builder [website]
NHS health careers

Access this website to explore the 350 different NHS careers. Find information about the different roles, real life stories and films of those already working in health. 

Health careers [website]

Learn by design STEM resources

A selection of free online resources and creative activities for all to use, to help young people explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Learn by design STEM resources [website]

I can be a…Employer Virtual Tours

These employer virtual tours around different businesses allow young people to get an idea of what it's like to work there.

Virtual employer tours [website]

CEIAG remote work for Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5 

These worksheets are designed as remote tasks for Key Stage 3 to 5. These were developed by the Hub Team in Lancashire.

KS3 - Remote work [PowerPoint]
KS4 - Remote work [PowerPoint]
KS5 - Remote work [PowerPoint]

Key worker Activities for Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4

These worksheets include activities for Key Stage 3 and 4 around Key worker roles. These were developed by the Hub team in Worcester.

Key worker - KS3 [PDF]
Key worker - KS4 [PDF]
PWC This resource outlines the offer from PWC to support schools and colleges at this time. PWC Offer [Word document]

Barclays LifeSkills Virtual Work Experience

Barclays LifeSkills are offering an opportunity to undertake a virtual work experience in a digital agency.

Barclays LifeSkills Virtual Work Experience [website]

Discover Creative Careers

This website brings together courses, competitions and activities around the creative sector all in one place for students to explore.

Discover Creative Careers [website]

UCAS Virtual Tours

UCAS are offering virtual tours of a number of Universities to support KS5+ in their University choices.

UCAS virtual tours [website]

Buckinghamshire Isolation Inspiration  Document to support students in looking at their own skills, job roles and what employers are looking for. Buckinghamshire Isolation Inspiration [PDF]
Think Ninja This resource offers support and skills for children and young people (10-18 years old) who may be experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis. Think Ninja [website]
11-16 Home learning projects In an effort to support home schooling and to ensure young people continue to have high aspirations and prospects, Cornwall Hub have created a selection of projects suitable for years 7-10.  Cornwall Hub 11-16 Home learning projects [website]
16+ Home learning projects In an effort to support home schooling and to ensure young people continue to have high aspirations and prospects, we have created a selection of projects for post-16 students. Cornwall Hub 16+ Home learning projects [website]
Experience of the workplace, tasks in Architecture and Design Halliday Fraser and Munroe have developed this new educational space to make their work experience programme available to students who are interested in architecture and design and would like to explore what this exciting industry is all about. Online work experience [website]
Wellbeing and Mental Health during Covid-19 Booklet from Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear NHS Trusts with practical tips and a diary to support mental health and wellbeing during Covid-19 Suicide Prevention [PDF]
Be Ready curriculum offer Free curated remote curriculum of year 7-10 online lessons, created by teachers for teachers. Beready curriculum offer [website]
Leap skills - Unite Students This resource is designed specifically for 17-18 year olds to help better prepare them for independent living. Drawing on video content and a digital game, it introduces a number of student life scenarios to provoke group discussion on conflict resolution, problem solving and a general insight into shared living.

LeapSkills-ParentResource [PDF]

LeapSkills-TeacherInformation [PDF]

National Literacy Zone in  Weekly webinar and challenge around literacy aimed at young people. National Literacy Zone in [website]
National Literacy Family zone  Weekly webinar and challenge around literacy for families. National Literacy Family zone [website]
Capgemini Virtual Interview KS5 Capgemini have created a mock digital interview for students. Digital Interviews are the norm for at least the initial stages of recruitment so this is a chance for the students to check it out and see what its like. Capgemini Virtual Interview KS5 [website]
Virtual Work Experience Speakers for Schools Working with hundreds of leading employers across industries, including PwC, Morgan Sindall, Spotify and Santander, VWEX at Speakers for Schools offers students the chance to apply for one day to one week interactive, high impact placements, through a safeguarded application portal and platform. During placements, students interact with employers, complete real work projects and work together to gain industry insights and skills Virtual Work Experience Speakers for Schools [website}

University guidance resources through UniTasterDays for schools and students

UniTaster Days provide a comprehensive listing of online university events. Including online tasters, webinars, downloadable online resources, videos and more for students and school groups 

UniTasterDays also host UniTaster Tuesday webinars – independent and impartial events every Tuesday, at 9.30am, 12pm and 3pm to support schools and students with university guidance, delivered in collaboration with HELOA – previous recordings available

UniTaster Days



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