Services to Education

At CSW Group, we are CEIAG experts and professionals who have the qualifications, skills and extensive knowledge to help students, young people and vulnerable adults build brighter futures. We have over 25 years of experience delivering services in a range of educational settings, including schools, sixth forms, colleges and special schools across the South West and beyond.

Our size and experience mean that we combine industry expertise with comprehensive local knowledge. We are large enough that we bring the benefits of an organisation at the forefront of the careers industry, but not so large that we don’t understand the local landscape. Our staff live and work within the communities that they support and we develop services that are fully responsive to local needs, whilst also being responsive to national and regional strategies and changes in government policy.

We aim to make a difference to people’s lives by:

  • Helping people identify and recognise a need to make a positive change
  • Diagnosing the barriers and obstacles to that change
  • Developing supported strategies to make it happen
  • Facilitating the change, and helping people develop the resilience they need to sustain the change.

So whether you’re a school or college looking to boost your students’ prospects, an employer wanting to build your team, or a parent or carer supporting children or vulnerable adults, we’ll always be right here when you need us.

Information, Advice and Guidance

Every school must ensure that pupils are provided with independent careers guidance from year 8 to 13, we can help…

Workplace Education

We are committed to providing a workplace education service that supports young people to prepare for life after school, college and university.

Helping you to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks through....

A stable careers programme

The Quality in Careers Standard through Investor in Careers is designed as a development and external assessment framework for accrediting the highest quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) provision.

Learning from career & labour market information

Using Labour Market Information (LMI) to help young people and their parents/carers understand the salaries and promotion opportunities for different jobs and the volume and location of vacancies across different sectors.

Addressing the needs of each pupil

Our Workplace Experience Service supports young people to take part in work experiences that meet their individual needs and interests.

Linking curriculum learning to careers

Bring the world of work to the classroom with inspiring volunteers and experts.

Encounters with employers and employees

Enterprise Days provide meaningful opportunities for young people to meet real people from the world of work. We have a wide variety of workshops, volunteer-led activities, events, and work experience opportunities, including employability and entrepreneurship.

Experience of workplaces

We are Workplace Experience Service and Health & Safety specialists. Our service supports schools and young people to identify meaningful, inspiring and safe workplace experiences with an extensive database of employers across the South West.

Encounters with further and higher education

We work with Universities and Colleges to ensure young people make the best decisions for their next steps by providing the right tailored guidance. Our qualified Advisers work with colleges and universities to understand the opportunities and requirements.

Personal guidance

CSW Consultants are Level 6 qualified and registered with the CDI as required by the statutory regulations. Our consultants work with young people to understand their individual needs and help them develop ambitious, relevant and bespoke education and career options.

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