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We are delighted to announce that we have just launched our new Careers Leader Online Training Course, developed in partnership with Teach First. We have now shared this professional development opportunity with Careers Leaders in schools and colleges across the country.

This training has been created in line with the government’s Careers Strategy which called on every school and college in England to have a named Careers Leader in place to drive forward careers support for young people.

To help schools and colleges meet this challenge, we have now awarded nearly 1,400 training bursaries for Careers Leaders, with face-to-face training delivered by a range of leading providers.

More accessible for teachers

As it can be challenging for staff to take time out of school or college to complete CPD, we have also developed an online, 12-hour self-guided training programme which covers all aspects of the Careers Leader role.

The course is free and is designed for all Careers Leaders as well as their colleagues, including headteachers, governors and careers support staff. We have made sure the training works for Careers Leaders in a range of settings, whether that is secondary schools, colleges or special schools, with bespoke content for each.

The training is now live at www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/careers-leaders.

Claudia Harris, Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company, said: “We are very grateful to  those that have contributed to developing this training, including Teach First, the Careers Development Institute, Brookfields School, Sunderland College, Addey & Stanhope School, National Careers Service, National Apprenticeship Service and the Office for Students.

“This training has been designed to be accessible for busy teachers in a range of teaching environments. We look forward to working with Careers Leaders to deliver consistent best practice careers education for all young people in schools and colleges across the country.”