Careers guidance for colleges

06 February 2018

The DfE has published new guidance for further education colleges and sixth form colleges on how to provide independent careers guidance. In line with the government’s careers strategy, this document sets out what colleges need to do to meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, which define excellence in careers guidance.

The DfE has said that by adopting these benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision, colleges can be confident that they are fulfilling their requirement to secure independent careers guidance for all learners aged 16 to 18 (19 to 25 year-olds with a current Education, Health and Care Plan in place).