Our tools can help you track and evaluate your progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks. They're free for all schools and colleges in England.

Note: in September 2020 we published new recommendations for schools completing evaluations in 2020/21:

Recommendations for completing Compass evaluations 2020/21


Compass+ is our tool to help you benchmark, manage, track and report on your school's careers provision. It's available to all secondary schools, special schools, sixth-forms and PRUs in England. 

Note: as Compass+ continues to be developed, some screens in the above video may differ from the latest release.

All eligible schools can now upgrade to Compass+. Log in to your Compass Classic account and complete the onboarding process to upgrade. 

Find out more about Compass+

Log in to Compass+

Compass Classic

Compass Classic helps you evaluate careers activity against the Gatsby Benchmarks. It's available for free to all secondary schools and colleges in England.


  • Evaluate your careers activity in as little as 30 minutes
  • Compare your school's progress to each of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks
  • Identify areas for improvement, with resources to help you get there
  • Use your result as the basis for your careers plan for the year 

Log in to Compass Classic


Use Tracker to record and manage your careers plan for the year. It's available for free to schools and colleges in England.


  • Build and manage your annual plan for careers and enterprise activity, targeted to gaps
  • Easily record events, classes and all careers activities in one place
  • Download and share your plan with colleagues
  • Evaluate the success of completed activities

Log in to Tracker


The CEC digital tools knowledgebase features ‘how to’ guides covering each area of functionality in Compass+, Compass Classic and EANR.

Access the knowledgebase

Find an Activity Provider

Use our Find an Activity Provider tool to locate and contact careers activity providers in your area. 

It’s available for free to all schools and colleges in England. 


  • Search for careers activity providers specifically in your area
  • Refine results by price, key stage, Gatsby Benchmark and more.

Access Find an Activity Provider

Future Skills

The Future Skills Questionnaire is a self-assessment tool for young people. It measures the learning outcomes from career guidance.

Find out more about Future Skills