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  1. Minister promises a comprehensive careers strategy later this year

    Robert Halfon, the Apprenticeship and Skills Minister, addressed an invited audience at Westminster Academy on Monday to outline his initial thoughts on the future of careers; but schools will still have to wait until later in the year for the government’s comprehensive careers strategy which was first promised back in...

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    Careers ‘cold spots’ to benefit from new ‘Opportunity Areas’ policy

    The government has announced the setting up of the first six new ‘opportunity areas’ to help young people from nursery right through to starting work. The press release states that “the aim of opportunity areas is to build young people’s knowledge and skills and provide them with the best advice...

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  3. Careers guidance in schools, colleges and universities (England)

    This House of Commons Library briefing paper (27th September 2016) looks at the requirements on schools, colleges and universities in England to provide careers guidance, the quality of the advice provided, and also the organisations working to provide careers advice. Download the document here

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    Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Educatiomn

    This new framework (November 2015) updates and replaces the ACEG Framework so it is reassuringly familiar! Supplementary resources are available at http://www.thecdi.net/New-Careers-Framework-2015 

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    Central London Careers Hub

    Andy Gardner's Central London Careers Hub offers half-day occupational and labour market information seminars in central London for career development practitioners on a wide range of topics  

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    CEG in Ofsted school inspections from September 2015

    Read the Cegnet briefing on how Ofsted inspects careers advice and guidance in schools

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    Business in the Community

    BITC runs and supports initiatives to involve responsible businesses in preparing young people for the world of work 

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    La La Careers Land

    The Apprenticeships and Skills Minister invites you to share in his escapist careers world fantasy. I am delighted to have the opportunity today to talk to you about lifelong careers, which will play a significant part in this government’s industrial strategy. What he meant You are a carefully-selected friendly audience...

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    Careers education that works for everyone

    I may have misheard her, but I think she said that was her mission. Mind you, I thought Tony Blair had said that his mission was ‘careers education, careers education, careers education’! Right now, we have a system that’s broken. Instead of raising the standard of careers education, the coalition...

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    Advising students on what to choose

    With so many changes to the education and training system coming through, this year’s task of advising young people on their choices at 13, 16 and 18 has become even more challenging. For staff advising on options at 13+, two new pieces of information are relevant. The first is that...

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  1. You must read Failing to deliver? from ASPIRES 2 project. It's about career education provision in England bit.ly/2kITuOc

  2. 1st report of Longitudinal Study of Learners in Voc Ed finds career advice had low impact. What needs putting right? edge.co.uk/research/resea…

  3. A Curriculum for Life; the case for statutory PSHE (Sept 2016) needed to better prepare young people for life & work pshe-association.org.uk/sites/default/…