Investor in Careers

Do you know how we deliver IiC? Investor in Careers is an accredited National Licensed Awarding Body for The Quality in Careers Standard for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) provision. We created this award initially. We provide a comprehensive support service around delivery of this award. Registration for The Quality in Careers Standard.…

A Year of Work Experience

At the end of another academic year CSW Group’s workplace experience service has provided over 180 secondary schools with tailored packages enabling almost 19,000 successful placements within the workplace for Year 10 and Year 12 students to take place. Placements have been completed within companies ranging from Solicitors to Dentists to Elite Equestrian Centres to…

European Funding Changing Lives

Three European funded projects have helped change the lives of thousands of people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly by giving them the confidence they need to get into work, education and training. Part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth programme and delivered by the CSW group, the three projects; Cornwall Skills…

Positive impact for young people

  Heart of the South West benefit from two projects Devon County Skills for Young People and Somerset Skills for Young people supporting 15-18 year olds since 2016; European Social Funding and the Education and Skills Funding Agency have invested over £885K to help develop skills and progress young people onto a range of positive…

CSW and Paignton Sec partnership working

   CSW and Paignton Sec partnership working to ensure young people get appropriate support. Why we work together. CSW Group and Paignton Sec work in close partnership to ensure that NEET (Not in Education Employment or Training) young people in Torbay  get the appropriate and progressing educational support they need to help them into education…

Careers, Quality, Gatsby and You

A blog by Ed Whitefield, Investor in Careers Lead Consultant, a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard. It’s almost impossible to read about careers education without the Gatsby Benchmarks, Compass and increasingly the Quality in Careers Standard cropping up. In this blog I want to look at what’s behind this push, not because…

Young Mums Returning to Education

#Focus5 has funding available to support young mums aged 15-18 with the cost of childcare, whilst they take small steps back into education, employment or training. The UK has the highest teenage birth rate in Western Europe, five times that of the Netherlands, double that of France and more than twice that of Germany. Those who…