The government’s Careers Strategy, published in 2017, called for more evidence of effective approaches in primary schools to help them learn from best practice and to build their expertise.

Our research and funding aims to reveal the impact of career-related learning activities on primary school children. This will contribute to our primary school toolkit - a hub of careers resources which will be available free to all primary schools.

 

Our Primary Education Toolkit 

We're currently developing a Primary Education Toolkit to share existing best practice and research on careers-related learning in primary schools. We'll be building and developing the Toolkit with help from schools and organisations across the country.

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Our funding for primary programmes

In line with the government’s Careers Strategy, and on behalf of the Department for Education, we're investing £2 million in projects that build the evidence base to better understand the impact of career-related learning activities on primary school children.

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Career-related learning in primary schools

Our report ‘What works? Career-related learning in primary schools’, provides evidence of the benefits of career-related learning for primary-aged children and the attributes, skills and behaviours that can be encouraged at this stage of a child’s life.

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Government's career strategy

The government's career strategy was released in 2017.