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Free Resources from D2N2 LEP:
December 10, 2018
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Videos featuring the latest expert advice on improving and widening young people’s career prospects are being offered free to schools, as part of a project by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and partners. Although aimed at careers advice in schools using the Gatsby Career Benchmarks, the videos give ideas that could be useful in can IAG situation,

Nine videos cover the main points of the Gatsby Career Benchmarks; an internationally recognised ‘gold standard’ approach to the very best careers advice, aimed at schools and colleges. The thinking behind the Benchmarks is that careers should be embedded within all school subjects, that student access to real employment experience is vital to broadening their outlook on potential future jobs and that a pupil’s individual needs should be met.

The video series – funded by the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme (DANCOP), a collaboration of the two counties’ universities and colleges – are now available online for schools and colleges, and as a general educational resource, on the D2N2 LEP YouTube channel. CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW.

Project organisers the D2N2 LEP – the private sector-led Partnership of business, local authorities, skills and training providers, and community and voluntary services, promoting economic growth across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire – and DANCOP say there is a real need for such a resource. The video series is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK. Read more

CDI Resources
November 22, 2018
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The CDI has produced an observation framework specific to IAG which if you haven’t already seen might be useful.

CDIThe framework is for the use of all career development professionals who carry out one-to-one interventions with clients. It has been developed principally for use with those professionals who work with young people in school/college but can also be used to assess the quality of interventions with other types of client.

 

It is particularly useful for those professionals who are working in schools/colleges who hold or are working towards the Quality in Careers Standard (QiCS), where quality checks of interventions is a requirement, and especially if the practitioner is self-employed or is employed directly by the school/college and is therefore not subject to quality checks already by their employer.

 

https://www.thecdi.net/QA-of-Career-Development-Interventions

Other resources from CDI that are useful are how you can use the National Occupational Standards to develop documents such as job descriptions, review frameworks etc:

https://www.thecdi.net/Use-of-the-NOS-by-Employers

Online Career Resources
November 6, 2018
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The following set of resources have been put together by www.visualcv.com

The hardest part of finding a job is getting started…

There are so many tools, resources, and technologies out there that just beginning your search or career development can seem overwhelming.

How can you find a job or further your career when you can’t even find the best tools to help you?

Well, we’re here to help. In this job search resources list we have carefully curated all the best job search articles and websites, so your focus can be on looking for the right job instead of looking for the right tools.


 

ESFA: Course Directory
September 20, 2018
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The course directory contains information on courses offered by learning providers who are contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).FundingFunding

 

 

 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-course-directory

Webinar Recording: Decoding The Gen Z Factor
August 24, 2018
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Gen Z students, the generation following Millennials, are looking for their first internships or co-op positions or will be graduating from university.

Are you ready to welcome them into your organization? This recorded webinar, presented in partnership with ContactPoint and TalentEgg based in Canada will give you the insight you need to successfully recruit and engage Gen Z staff.

Download the Presentation Slides Here

Watch the Recording

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Handbook of Career Advice Skills from VRC and the IEP
August 22, 2018
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VRC Ltd with the support of the IEP is offering the Handbook of Career Advice Skills, free to use. Constructed through a five-country, three-year research and testing project, the Handbook is for all people whose work includes helping disadvantaged people find employment. 

The Handbook provides learning materials, processes and quality controls to improve the skills and performance of employment advisors. It can improve employment guidance and enhance customers’ ability to get work. With it, and alongside your existing services or training, you can create flexible courses suited to your organisation, your customers, employers and your employment goals.

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Nation Careers Service Results Helpline
August 10, 2018
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Make sure your GCSE & A-level students are aware of the expert support on offer from The Exam Results Helpline through National Careers Service this year by displaying their new posters. Get your free digital copies today by calling 0800 100 900.

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Resources
August 6, 2018
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The following are an example of the resources made available by  DMH Associates.

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Traineeship Barriers
August 3, 2018
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The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) followed up its earlier work on Traineeships suggesting that there is still a long way to go and pointing to actions, including:

– A review of how growth requests are managed

– More public support and backing from Government

– More engagement and access to direct funding for Traineeship subcontractors

– Removal of some unhelpful ‘success measures’ 

–  Tackling the disjoint between the recognised and accepted aims of the programme and how provider performance is currently being measured

Download the Briefing Paper Here

Supporting People with English Language Needs to Access Apprenticeships
July 24, 2018
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A Guide for Employers, and Providers of ESOL and Apprenticeships by the Learning & Work Institute

Drawn from interviews with employers, ESOL providers and apprenticeship providers, this guide has been designed to raise awareness of ways in which ESOL learners can benefit from and progress to
employment as an apprentice. It also illustrates how a focus on meeting ESOL learners’ needs in the workplace can benefit employers and training providers.

Access the Guide Here

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