Helping schools build brighter futures.

With increasing demands on accountability, measuring progress and delivering high quality lessons we know your time is precious. So, when it comes to delivering exceptional student support, we are here to help.

We’re here to…
• Support your aspirational agenda by providing information, advice and guidance to your students so they are more informed and can aim higher.
• Help your staff create their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD) plans around embedding careers delivery in to the curriculum.
• Help you and your governing body meet the new statutory guidance by providing consultancy services.
• Support parents in understanding and helping their children get more from their careers education.

Meeting your Statutory Obligations.

The Government has issued statutory guidance to make sure that all young people in secondary school get a programme of advice and guidance that is stable, structured and delivered by individuals with the right skills and experience.

Here’s what you need to know:
• Your school should have their own careers programme in place which meets the requirements of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks, showing how they come together into a coherent strategy that is embedded in school structures .
• It is essential to provide young people with access to independent careers guidance from year 8 to year 13.
• Every school must ensure that there is an opportunity for a range of education and training providers to access all pupils in year 8 to year 13 for the purpose of informing them about approved technical education qualifications or apprenticeships.
• Schools should consider gaining a formal accreditation of their careers programme through the Quality in Careers Standard.

The DFE has published a careers strategy that recognises the importance of careers advice and guidance which sets out how it will be developed.

IiC

Investor in Careers is a Licensed Awarding Body for the Quality in Careers Standard award, which showcases and supports the management of careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). Investor in Careers is designed to raise the standard of CEIAG provision delivered by schools and colleges nationally. It provides a clear framework for meeting statutory guidance and it supports preparation for Ofsted by enabling schools and colleges to demonstrate how they are meeting the requirement of preparing students for the next stage in their journey.

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Work Experience

We are committed to provide a work experience service that supports young people, schools, colleges and businesses, work together to achieve meaningful and safe work experience as simply as possible. Building on years of qualified experience, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach, bringing together schools, colleges and business. Connected with over 4,000 employers in the South West and beyond, every year we successfully manage 22,000 placements. We deliver work experiences that’ll mean more for the students.

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Enterprise

We work in partnership with a range of education providers and businesses to support young people to raise aspirations and access opportunities to create the workforce of tomorrow. We help young people to learn the necessary skills for a productive life and foster the development of an enterprise culture in schools and colleges. We forge better links between businesses and education providers, actively involving businesses in education provision.

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Careers Advice and Guidance

Information, advice and guidance you can rely on. Want to help your students make the most of their skills in school and beyond? Our advisers will support your students on their way to greater opportunities. Talk to us about the needs you have and we’ll put together a bespoke and cost effective package that’s right for you, which may include additional adviser time, tools to support your students, and workshops for students and staff.

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Support for Schools

Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry; we’re here to help. We know your time is precious. That’s why we’re here to help lead you through. Drawing on our 20 years experience we are CEIAG experts, we’ll help you develop a school-wide careers guidance strategy that works across your organisation supporting your School Improvement Plan.