ASCL General Secretary, Brian Lightman, received a copy of a letter from Vince Cable, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) last week stressing that he did not mean to cause offence by stating in a speech about careers guidance that “teachers do not know anything about the
Advice September 2014
An in-depth study of careers advice and support for young people Edit | Delete reveals massive variation across England. It shows that in one region there are 134 careers providers whilst in another there is one.
Advice January 2018
The DfE has published new statutory guidance for schools on careers guidance and access for education and training providers.
Advice October 2016
Following the recent Education Endowment Foundation literature review on the impact of careers-related education, Education and Employers Research is exploring how pupils respond to their participation in employer engagement activities and its impact on academic achievement.
Advice September 2014
New guidance on careers education for further education and sixth form colleges has been published by the DfE and BIS. The guidance is designed to sit alongside the statutory and non-statutory departmental advice for schools issued in April 2014.
Advice February 2018
The DfE has published new guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges on how to provide independent careers guidance.
Advice June 2018
The Careers & Enterprise Fund 2018 (CEF2018) is inviting bids for grant funding.
Advice March 2017
The National STEM Learning Network offers a unique STEM Insight programme for staff in schools and colleges to experience STEM-related work in industrial or university settings. Candidates take part in a placement, supported by face-to-face and online CPD.
Advice March 2018
On 24 May 2018, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst is holding a STEM Careers Showcase specifically for girls aged from 11-15 years.
Leader article July 2014
Close links with employers can pay dividends for schools and colleges in terms of introducing young people to the working world and to the skills and qualities that will make them employable in the future, as Karleeen Dowden explains.
Advice March 2014
The challenge of providing accurate, impartial and objective careers guidance to young people has never been greater. Young people face a bewildering range of career opportunities and have access to an equally bewildering amount of information of variable quality.
Advice August 2018
The Gatsby Foundation has commissioned Pye Tait Consulting to carry out a targeted survey of school and college leaders to understand what they think about the subject of careers guidance, and how these views have changed since the release in December 2017 of the Government’s Careers Strategy.
Advice July 2015
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive, The Careers & Enterprise Company, writes to ASCL members to share early plans and seek input and collaboration.
Advice April 2014
Careers engagement: a good practice brief for leaders of schools and colleges is published in partnership between NFER, ASCL, ATL and the 157 Group of colleges who have come together to support schools and colleges to help young people to take charge of their careers and futures.
Advice September 2018
A new resource is available to support further education colleges and schools, and help them build links with employers to create and sustain supported internships and lasting employment opportunities for disabled young adults.
Advice January 2018
Give your school leavers some extra help to navigate their post-school options and get them to attend What Career Live? and What University Live? Taking place at Birmingham's NEC on 2-3 March and at the Exhibition Centre in Liverpool on 23-24 March.
Advice December 2015
In response to requests from school leaders and potential teachers ASCL has produced a simple guide on the current routes into teaching.
Advice March 2015
The Foundation Code has been developed, and is fully supported by ASCL, AoC, 157 Group, ATL, AELP, PPC and SFCA who represent schools, colleges and independent learning providers across England.
Guidance paper May 2014
Ofsted recommended in its Going in the Right Direction? Careers Guidance in Schools from September 2012 report that the government should provide clear and more explicit guidance to schools.
Advice November 2017
The DfE has published guidance for schools on letting pupils from Years 8 to 13 hear from a range of technical education and apprenticeship providers.
Leader article May 2015
Karleen Dowden explains the thinking behind a new foundation code on Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) and highlights how schools and colleges are collaborating with employers to enrich their students’ careers education.
Advice December 2017
UCAS has produced a useful guide to qualification reforms in the UK. The guide is intended to provide a high-level overview of what is happening throughout the UK for HE providers, teachers and advisers.
Advice November 2016
The Careers & Enterprise Company, in partnership with The Gatsby Foundation, has launched Compass, a new online tool for schools to evaluate and monitor improvements in their careers education against eight benchmarks.
The new UCAS Tariff is being introduced for the 2017 application cycle. This means that learners applying to university from September 2016 will use new tariff points.
Advice October 2015
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