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    Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: Statutory guidance

    Careers guidance and access for education and training providers: Statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff  was published by the Department for Education on  5th January 2018. This briefing summarises key points for action together with commentaries for careers leaders in schools. You can download the document here....

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  2. The Careers Strategy: making a lot of a little

    The Rt Hon Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills and Minister for Women, launched the long-awaited careers strategy in her address to the Career Development Institute’s annual conference at Solihull on 4th December. Careers strategy: making the most of everyone's skills offers a realistic small steps agenda for...

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  3. The Quality in Careers Standard - A single national CEIAG quality award for England

    From 13th March 2017, there will be a single national CEIAG quality award for England – the Quality in Careers Standard. The 12 current providers of CEIAG quality awards will cease awarding their individually-named awards and will each become Licensed Awarding Bodies for the Quality in Careers Standard. Just as schools choose which exam board to use,...

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    Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Educatiomn

    This new framework (March 2018) updates and replaces the November 2015 version. Supplementary resources are available at http://www.thecdi.net/Careers-Framework-2018

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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 education programmes

    For information about Business Class, Careers Lab, Barclays LifeSkills, FutureProof, Bright crop and other programmes supported by Business in the Community

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  1. One Europe: Developing careers education and guidance policy and practice

    Careers education and guidance has been a truly European and international endeavour for more than a generation. Insularity and isolation do not work for us. The UK has benefited greatly from progressive European policies and funding to promote research and development, continuing professional development for careers practitioners, study and internship...

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  2. HE careers websites – More about marketing than matching?

    I ran a session on HE comparison websites and tools at the CRAC Decisions at 18 conference yesterday. To prepare for it, I looked at over 70 websites and programs, most of which had some very good features but there were some that troubled me because they were not well-maintained,...

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  3. Belonging, being, becoming

    The purpose of careers education in schools and colleges is often treated as being self-evident. We’re too busy getting on with the job to give it much thought. The problem with that is it leaves too many assumptions unexamined and unchallenged. If you believe the current policy rhetoric, for example,...

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