Careers education and guidance

Careers education and guidance

Successful transitions – whether from lower secondary to upper secondary; at age 16; into work-based training or university; or into work at any age – are life-enhancing for individuals and crucial to our future social and economic well-being. They are also an indicator of a good school. Careers education and guidance (CEG) is therefore at the heart of a school’s personal development programme and all teachers have a role in securing successful transitions for their students.

This course is designed to help teachers in secondary schools support students in planning their futures in learning and work. It assumes that you, the teacher, are working in a team with your school’s careers co-ordinator and are involved in:

  • teaching careers lessons as part of your school’s personal development programme;
  • taking part in work-related learning activities which help students prepare for working life; or
  • supporting students in planning their transition into, through and out of the 14–19 phase.

It does not try to turn you into a specialist careers adviser, but aims to give you the competence and confidence to provide students with informed help and to refer them to specialised information and guidance when they need it.

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes

1 Helping students plan their future

1.1 The importance of good careers guidance

1.2 What is a ‘career’?

2 What CEG should a school provide?

2.1 Providing careers education and guidance

2.2 What CEG can deliver for schools

3 What do you need to know and do?

3.1 Transition points for 11–19 year-olds

3.2 Opportunities and progress

4 Your school’s programme and you

4.1 CEG programmes

  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
+ Course description

Successful transitions – whether from lower secondary to upper secondary; at age 16; into work-based training or university; or into work at any age – are life-enhancing for individuals and crucial to our future social and economic well-being. They are also an indicator of a good school. Careers education and guidance (CEG) is therefore at the heart of a school’s personal development programme and all teachers have a role in securing successful transitions for their students.

This course is designed to help teachers in secondary schools support students in planning their futures in learning and work. It assumes that you, the teacher, are working in a team with your school’s careers co-ordinator and are involved in:

  • teaching careers lessons as part of your school’s personal development programme;
  • taking part in work-related learning activities which help students prepare for working life; or
  • supporting students in planning their transition into, through and out of the 14–19 phase.

It does not try to turn you into a specialist careers adviser, but aims to give you the competence and confidence to provide students with informed help and to refer them to specialised information and guidance when they need it.

+ Course outline
  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes

1 Helping students plan their future

1.1 The importance of good careers guidance

1.2 What is a ‘career’?

2 What CEG should a school provide?

2.1 Providing careers education and guidance

2.2 What CEG can deliver for schools

3 What do you need to know and do?

3.1 Transition points for 11–19 year-olds

3.2 Opportunities and progress

4 Your school’s programme and you

4.1 CEG programmes

  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

   8 hours study

  Level 2: Intermediate

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   8 hours study

  Level 2: Intermediate

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the rationale for careers education and guidance (CEG) and young people’s need for it
  • understand your school’s statutory responsibilities for CEG and its links with Connexions
  • understand the basic knowledge and skills needed to help students access careers information and guidance;
  • understand the school’s CEG programme and the confidence to carry out your role in it.
+ Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the rationale for careers education and guidance (CEG) and young people’s need for it
  • understand your school’s statutory responsibilities for CEG and its links with Connexions
  • understand the basic knowledge and skills needed to help students access careers information and guidance;
  • understand the school’s CEG programme and the confidence to carry out your role in it.

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