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  1. 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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  2. CDI honours Bill Law

    On Wednesday evening at the Career Development Institute Awards Dinner in Leeds, Bill Law was honoured with the Rodney Cox Lifetime Achievement Award . Bill was not well enough to travel to Leeds and so a video was shown of Jan Ellis, Chief Executive, presenting the award and Bill receiving it...

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    Statutory PSHE comes a step closer

    With the announcement today that relationships and sex education will be compulsory in all secondary schools from September 2019, the possibility of making PSHE statutory comes a step closer. An amendment to the Children & Social Work Bill will also give the Secretary of State power to make personal, social, health, and economic...

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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. 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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  2. FutureLearn for your future career

    Yesterday, I saw a glimpse of the future of careers education! FutureLearn were at the BETT exhibition and ran a seminar for school and college leaders on MOOCS – Massive Open Online Courses. Yvette Bellis from Bullers Wood School spoke eloquently about how students in her school are using FutureLearn’s...

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    The tide turns again

    Happy New Year! We now have a minister in office who takes careers education and guidance seriously. The tide is beginning to turn in favour of having proper careers provision in our schools again! The government has at last heeded the highly vocal lobby of employers, employers’ organisations, charities, Ofsted...

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  1. Brilliant (and worrying) source material from Japan for a tutor group discussion on differential treatment of women… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  2. Re: Non-association independent schools. See p.54 for Ofsted inspection criteria relating to the careers programme… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

  3. Read Ronald Sultana's review of "The importance of work in an age of uncertainty: the eroding work experience in Am… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…