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  1. A-level results day

    The BBC’s A-level results coverage shows the small percentage change in grade boundaries between this year and last year (See here). They also highlight the expansion in university places this year which means that students with lower grades than expected may still get offers. The BBC has also assembled a...

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  2. Remember the young ones: Improving career opportunities for Britain’s young people

    This report from the IPPR think tank looks at five critical elements of the school-to-work transition for young people – the role of employers, vocational education, apprenticeships, careers guidance, and the benefits system – and at lessons the UK can learn from European economies with better youth employment records.  ...

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  3. FE College governance: new accountability guidelines

    The new BIS guide to college governance (August 2014) signals an interesting direction of travel in relation to government policy on the accountability of colleges in England to their customers, stakeholders and communities – especially learners and employers.   This accountability is enshrined in five key outcomes for publicly funded...

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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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