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  1. Careers guidance for young people: follow-up

    The Education Committee has launched a follow-up to its inquiry into careers guidance for young people (Careers guidance for young people: The impact of the new duty on schools) in January 2013.  A memorandum from the Department for Education on implementation of the Committee’s recommendations and developments since the report has...

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  2. Careers Guidance in Schools and Colleges

    The Career Development Institute (CDI) commissioned David Andrews to write a best practice guide for schools and colleges on commissioning career guidance services. It includes a series of templates to help schools work through the commissioning process in a structured way. The guide also includes sections on the CDI and the UK Register of...

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  3. CBI calls on the government to restore work-related learning at KS4

    The CBI’s new position paper on gender diversity in the workplace has some harsh words to say to the government, schools and the career development sector about their collective failure to challenge gender stereotyping through careers advice and work-related learning. These damming comments follow close on the heels of Lord...

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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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