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

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]

More resources for 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.

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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.

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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.

We will accept new registrations until December 2019, these will be allocated subject to the availability of space on each course.

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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


National Survey of Careers Leadership in Schools

We are commissioning a research project to find out how schools are delivering careers leadership. 

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