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The Australian Careers Service
February 26, 2019

The Australian Careers Service (ACS) is an initiative of the Good Education Group — a careers and educational publisher, responsible for producing The Good Schools Guide and The Good Universities Guide.

ACS aims to support career education professionals by encouraging best practice and innovation in the delivery of career programs, promoting career education as a professional and recognised field, and providing a platform for networking and discussion. ACS members have access to a range of resources and events tailored to the career education industry, including newsletters and information seminars.

If you have clients who are exploring the opportunities of a career in Australia then you can access free online resources from their website. These include: Read more

Careers England Good Practice Commissioner Guide
February 20, 2019

Careers England is delighted to share with you the report of their Task Group looking at best practice in Commissioning.

This valuable piece of work collects together lessons learned and observations from ‘the other side of the fence’. It’s a very useful insight into how providers feel in the commissioning process and gives an insight into approaches that can achieve better outcomes for commissioners, beneficiaries and providers, and improved value for money.

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Career Decision-Making Workbook
February 11, 2019

Produced by The Canadian Career Development Foundation, this workbook has pages of questionnaires, activities and templates that you may be able to use or adapt to use with your own clients.

Career Decision-Making Workbook

Tackling Apprenticeship Gender Inequality by Unionlearn
February 4, 2019

Unionlearn has produced a number of publications to help reps support apprentices in the workplacehttps://gallery.mailchimp.com/ebd004a8047907dc47d269fd1/images/78a3472a-012b-48ba-929b-3af494da2d1a.jpg

The Tackling apprenticeship gender inequality guide looks into why trade unions and union reps should negotiate for gender equality in apprenticeship programmes. The guide offers good practice examples and practical advice on issues which are pertinent for women entering apprenticeships such as improving women’s participation in male-dominated industries, addressing the quality and flexibility of apprenticeship programmes and questions about health and safety and pay.

Tackling apprenticeships gender inequality is part of a series exploring supporting under-represented apprenticeship groups. The other guides in the series are Supporting Black and minority ethnic apprentices and Accessible apprenticeships.

To view the publications online visit:

Free Resources from D2N2 LEP:
December 10, 2018

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

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.



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:


Online Career Resources
November 6, 2018

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

The course directory contains information on courses offered by learning providers who are contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).FundingFunding






Webinar Recording: Decoding The Gen Z Factor
August 24, 2018

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

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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