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    Careers ‘cold spots’ to benefit from new ‘Opportunity Areas’ policy

    The government has announced the setting up of the first six new ‘opportunity areas’ to help young people from nursery right through to starting work. The press release states that “the aim of opportunity areas is to build young people’s knowledge and skills and provide them with the best advice...

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  2. Careers guidance in schools, colleges and universities (England)

    This House of Commons Library briefing paper (27th September 2016) looks at the requirements on schools, colleges and universities in England to provide careers guidance, the quality of the advice provided, and also the organisations working to provide careers advice. Download the document here

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    Careers education: International literature review

    In a welcome move, the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published the results of a literature review into the outcomes of careers education. The EEF is a charity which identifies and funds educational innovations to address the needs of disadvantaged children and young people in England. The review commissioned from...

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    Framework for Careers, Employability and Enterprise Educatiomn

    This new framework (November 2015) updates and replaces the ACEG Framework so it is reassuringly familiar! Supplementary resources are available at http://www.thecdi.net/New-Careers-Framework-2015 

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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

    BITC runs and supports initiatives to involve responsible businesses in preparing young people for the world of work 

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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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    Advising students on what to choose

    With so many changes to the education and training system coming through, this year’s task of advising young people on their choices at 13, 16 and 18 has become even more challenging. For staff advising on options at 13+, two new pieces of information are relevant. The first is that...

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  3. One Europe: Developing careers education and guidance policy and practice

    Careers education and guidance has been a truly European and international endeavour for more than a generation. Insularity and isolation do not work for us. The UK has benefited greatly from progressive European policies and funding to promote research and development, continuing professional development for careers practitioners, study and internship...

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