We help schools and colleges to put the requirements of the government’s Careers Strategy into place to help young people.

Careers Leader Guides and Courses

Understanding the role of the Careers Leader

Careers Leaders are responsible and accountable for the delivery of their school or college's programme of careers advice and guidance.

Our guides detail the role of a Careers Leader. Each capture what best practice looks like and relates it to advice set out in the government's careers strategy.

Download guide for schools [PDF]

Download guide for colleges [PDF]

6-step guide for new Careers Leaders

For newly appointed Careers Leaders in schools; access essential information, helpful resources and practical tools to help you get started in the role.

Access 6-step guide

Careers Leader online training course

Explore our online short course, designed with Teach First to provide guidance to Careers Leaders and those interested in the role.

Explore the course 

Careers Leaders training bursaries

We are offering funded training bursaries to 1,300 Careers Leaders in schools and colleges across England. We have selected 14 high quality Careers Leader training providers to deliver the training.

If you’d like to understand more about the courses available at a glance, please download the training comparison guide [PDF].

For more detailed information about courses running in your area, please view the catalogues below.

East Midlands [PDF] East of England [PDF] London [PDF] North East [PDF] North West [PDF]
South East [PDF] South West [PDF] West Midlands [PDF] Yorkshire and Humber [PDF]  


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Making encounters meaningful

Gatsby Benchmark 5 requires pupils to have at least one meaningful employer encounter each school year. Our ‘Making it meaningful’ framework and checklist below can help you deliver meaningful careers encounters by keeping quality and purpose in mind at every stage.

Download 'Making it meaningful' slide deck [PPT]

Download 'Making it meaningful' checklist [PDF]

Guide for Governors

Governing Boards have a key role in ensuring schools not only meet their legal requirements, but also equip pupils with the tools and knowledge to make informed choices about their futures. They can do this by offering strategic support to school leaders and by holding the executive leader to account for the quality of the instituion's career guidance, information and education.

Here's a guide for Governors to help them support the Careers Leader in their school and ensure the establishment complies with its statutory requirements.

Download guide for governors [PDF]

Download support slide deck [PDF]

Careers events calendar 2019

Download calendar [PDF]

Careers inspiration and advice from BBC Bitesize

Explore BBC Bitesize’s brand new collection of free, online careers resources offering a wealth of inspiration and advice for your students. 

Designed to support you in meeting the Gatsby Benchmarks, these new resources offer a rich collection of case studies across a wide range of sectors, linking curriculum subjects and the world of work.

Explore BBC Bitesize Careers resources


Schools roadmap

This document outlines our ethos when working with schools.

Download schools roadmap [PDF]

College roadmap

This document outlines our ethos when working with colleges.

Download college roadmap [PDF]

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