In November 2016, as part of the Careers & Enterprise Fund 2016, the government allocated £1 million to the first 6 Opportunity Areas (Wave 1), identified through the Social Mobility Index. These areas are Blackpool, Derby, Norwich, Oldham, Scarborough and West Somerset. In September 2018, £1.5 million was allocated to 6 more Opportunity Areas (Wave 2). These areas are Bradford, Doncaster, East Cambridgeshire & Fenland, Hastings, Stoke-on-Trent and Ipswich.

We are pleased to announce that we will be extending funding for a further academic year until September 2020 for all 12 Opportunity Areas and will offer schools the opportunity to reselect provision from existing providers programmes.

Selecting available provision

Please review The Careers & Enterprise Catalogues by area, designed to help schools & colleges with selecting provision.

Blackpool Bradford
Derby Fenland & East Cambridgeshire
Norwich Doncaster
Oldham Hastings
Scarborough Ipswich
West Somerset Stoke-on-Trent

As with previous funding rounds, the Purchase Intention Calculator is your tool to indicate which programme(s) you would like to purchase. Start by entering your school URN which will prepopulate your level of funding. Some programmes have important requirements - for example, teacher supervision or specific target year groups - that should be considered before you fill out the Purchase Intention Calculator. You should indicate which programmes you would like to purchase by entering a number in the 'quantity' column.

For some programmes, the quantity will be expressed per person whereas others will be per group or per year.

Download Purchase Intention Calculator Wave 1 2019

Download Purchase Intention Calculator Wave 2 2019

Upload the Purchase Intention Calculator

Once complete, please upload your completed Purchase Intention Calculator form.

Please do so no later than Friday 28th June 2019.

You will need a Google/Gmail account to upload the calculator. If you do not already have one, please take a few minutes to set up a Google account. If your web service blocks Google Form Uploads, please connect to an alternative Internet connection and try again. You will receive confirmation once you have uploaded and submitted your calculator form.

List of schools

Please see the most up-to-date list of schools and colleges alongside the URN. You should use these in the Purchase Intention Calculator and when you upload your Calculator.