06 November 2017
11 October 2017
Back in July, Justine Greening became the third Government minister to announce the long-awaited careers strategy. This still hasn't arrived, so we ask - what should it include?
06 July 2017
Our new discussion paper - 'Beyond the Careers Interview: The Case for a Work-Related Learning Curriculum' - in which we outline the evolution of careers education, explore why it’s no longer fit for purpose and propose 5 recommendations for policy makers. Contact us to receive your free copy.
27 April 2017
Ofsted expects FE colleges to ensure that all Study Programme students participate in high-quality Work-Related Learning. But how is this panning out in real-world inspections?
07 April 2017
In recent months we’ve spoken to a number of schools and colleges that are concerned or confused about health and safety requirements when organising work experience. They want to offer safe, high quality placements for students, but don’t want to put their organisation at risk of litigation.
31 March 2017
In his budget last Wednesday, Chancellor Philip Hammond confirmed that an extra £500m would be made available for post-16 education. The thrust of this move is to ensure that young people can survive and thrive in the increasingly complex and difficult job market
27 February 2017
Recently, lots of schools and colleges have asked us to audit their work-related learning programmes. The first question we ask during these audits is “what activity do you deliver?” and quite often, we’re told “not much” or “not enough!”
27 January 2017
As you are likely to know, Ofsted has confirmed that it expects all students to have access to a full range of high quality work-related learning opportunities. The Getting Ready for Work report stated that inspection judgements should now take greater account of the coherence and rigour with which schools prepare pupils for employment.
16 December 2016
As we move into the final days of 2016, we wanted to focus on some of the key developments in employability skills education between September and December.
29 November 2016
Ofsted has made it clear that FE colleges must ensure their learners develop employability skills. But how is this panning out in real-world inspections?
25 November 2016
Ofsted have today released the findings of their 'Getting ready for work' survey, and the news is grim.
02 November 2016
Recent research by the Chartered Institute for Management Accounts (CIMA) found that eight out of 10 school leavers ‘lack essential business skills’ and that this increases staff stress and causes lack in business performance.
28 September 2016
What, exactly, makes for outstanding CEIAG provision? That’s the question we asked ourselves this time last year before embarking on a nationwide quest to find out. During the last 12 months we have worked with over 500 teachers and senior leaders to uncover the secrets to providing high-quality CEIAG in schools.