How to ensure high quality careers provision

Schools were given the statutory duty to provide careers information, advice and guidance in the 2011 Education Act. From September 2013 this duty will require schools to extend this duty to year 8 through to year 13. In practice this will require the school developing an effective careers education programme and employing a specialist (trained to L6) careers adviser. Schools will be judged on their provision through Destinations Data, which will published alongside examination performance data.

Research indicates that schools with effective careers provision:

• Improve transitions into KS4 and 5.

• Raise the attainment of students through raising aspiration.

• Improve the attendance of students.

• Improve the destinations of students.

What we can offer:

• Audits of Careers Education and Advice and Guidance.

• Guidance on achieving one of the quality awards recommended by the government.

• Training for tutors.

• Training and support for career coordinators to ensure provision is effective.

• Advice and support to write effective schemes of work in careers education.

• Materials and advice on ensuring your career provision reflects best practice.

• Training for governors.

• Training in free online eILPs materials.

• Training in online careers libraries.

• Quality assurance of careers advisers.