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  1. Careers education community launch

    The Career Development Institute (CDI) has launched its latest ‘community of interest’ for members working in schools and colleges. The careers education community is being promoted at the strengthening careers education conferences, the last of which is taking place in Birmingham on 1st October. At the moment, the careers education...

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  2. A life in careers: Celebrating the work of Professor A.G. Watts

    In October, NICEC is publishing a special issue of its journal to mark the work of Tony Watts on the eve of his retirement from the world of career education and counselling. The breadth and depth of Tony’s contribution is unmatched in the UK, Europe and internationally. This issue is co-edited...

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  3. Careers guidance and inspiration for FE and sixth-form colleges

    All FE and sixth form colleges in England are required as part of their funding agreements to secure access to independent careers guidance for students up to and including the age of 18 and for 19- to 25-year-olds with a Learning Difficulty Assessment in place or with an Education Health...

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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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    Should we rely on Ofsted to tell us what good career guidance is?

    The publication by the organisers of National Careers Week of What you need to know for Ofsted is a welcome resource for Careers Leaders packed as it is with good practice ideas and tips. However, I do have reservations about encouraging an approach to managing career guidance which is predicated...

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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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