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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 (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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  1. FutureLearn for your future career

    Yesterday, I saw a glimpse of the future of careers education! FutureLearn were at the BETT exhibition and ran a seminar for school and college leaders on MOOCS – Massive Open Online Courses. Yvette Bellis from Bullers Wood School spoke eloquently about how students in her school are using FutureLearn’s...

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    The tide turns again

    Happy New Year! We now have a minister in office who takes careers education and guidance seriously. The tide is beginning to turn in favour of having proper careers provision in our schools again! The government has at last heeded the highly vocal lobby of employers, employers’ organisations, charities, Ofsted...

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  3. The Tony Watts Reader – A review by Phil Jarvis

    "I believe that career guidance has a critical role to play if the new post-industrial era is to offer more fulfilling lives for more people than the industrial era has. The old model has served some of us well. But for many it has limited the extent of the opportunities...

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