We are here to support schools and colleges with putting the requirements of the government’s Careers Strategy into place.

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.

The person in this role should have a clear overview of their school or college's careers provision, and manage its careers plan so that they meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks by the end of 2020.

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

Download guide for schools [PDF]

Download guide for colleges [PDF]

Online Careers Leader training course

Our Careers Leader online training is a short course, designed to provide foundational knowledge for Careers Leaders and those interested in the role.

Developed in collaboration with Teach First and a range of external experts including experienced Careers Leaders, this free course should serve as a starting point in ensuring you have the knowledge and capabilities to successfully fulfil the responsibilities of your role.  

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Careers Leaders training

We are offering funded training bursaries to 1,300 Careers Leaders in schools and colleges across England.

We have already offered 500 of these funded training bursaries, but schools and colleges can still register their interest for the remaining bursaries. We will accept ongoing registrations through to December 2019 subject to availability of places. 

Places for the training programmes will be allocated subject to the availability of space on each course.

We have selected 14 high quality Careers Leader training providers to deliver the training. Detailed information about the training programmes on offer and how to book these has been shared with Careers Leaders already awarded training places. 

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