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1 Careers Education and Guidance in Schools: making the current policy work for young people Careers Live, Aspire-i Thursday 31 January 2013 David Andrews

2 Students CEIAG support needs Careers Information Careers Information on post-13/14 (KS4) options, post-16 options, post-17 and post-18 options on post-13/14 (KS4) options, post-16 options, post-17 and post-18 options on progression routes on progression routes comprehensive, up to date, accessible comprehensive, up to date, accessible Careers Advice & Guidance Careers Advice & Guidance linked to tutoring and mentoring linked to tutoring and mentoring effective recording and referral effective recording and referral impartial (based on the needs of the learner, not the institution) impartial (based on the needs of the learner, not the institution) Careers education Careers education how to use information and guidance how to use information and guidance career management skills career management skills employability skills employability skills

3 The partnership approach ( ) Schools careers information careers information careers education careers education initial advice and guidance, and referrals to external careers guidance service initial advice and guidance, and referrals to external careers guidance service External careers guidance service careers guidance: in context of IAG on wider range of wellbeing matters careers guidance: in context of IAG on wider range of wellbeing matters support for careers information support for careers information support for careers education support for careers education

4 National Careers Service (launched 5 April 2012) For adults (BIS) - £84.4M in online and telephone helpline services online and telephone helpline services face-to-face careers guidance (free to priority groups) face-to-face careers guidance (free to priority groups) For young people (DfE) - £4.7M in online and telephone helpline services online and telephone helpline services [face-to-face careers guidance services on the open market, if the local provider decides to offer such services to schools] [face-to-face careers guidance services on the open market, if the local provider decides to offer such services to schools]

5 Education Act 2011: CEG From September 2012 schools have a new statutory duty to secure access to independent careers guidance for pupils in Years 9-11 (which will be extended down to Y8 and up to age 18 in schools and colleges from September 2013) From September 2012 schools have a new statutory duty to secure access to independent careers guidance for pupils in Years 9-11 (which will be extended down to Y8 and up to age 18 in schools and colleges from September 2013) careers guidance must be presented as impartial, include information on all options in learning, and promote the best interests of the pupils careers guidance must be presented as impartial, include information on all options in learning, and promote the best interests of the pupils independent is defined as provided by persons other than those employed at/by the school independent is defined as provided by persons other than those employed at/by the school [ the duty applies to academies and free schools through their funding agreements ] The statutory duty to teach careers education has been repealed The statutory duty to teach careers education has been repealed

6 From September 2012 Decisions about the careers education, and careers guidance, young people receive will be made by schools Decisions about the careers education, and careers guidance, young people receive will be made by schools There is a range of providers of careers guidance (local authority services, private providers, individuals, etc.) There is a range of providers of careers guidance (local authority services, private providers, individuals, etc.) LAs retain responsibility for the targeted support for the more vulnerable young people, including those who are NEET and those with SEN/LDD (e.g. Section 139a assessments) LAs retain responsibility for the targeted support for the more vulnerable young people, including those who are NEET and those with SEN/LDD (e.g. Section 139a assessments)

7 Careers education and work-related learning, including enterprise: school autonomy Schools were already free to determine: the amount of time allocated the amount of time allocated what was taught what was taught how it was taught how it was taught where in the curriculum it was taught where in the curriculum it was taught The only additional freedom that repealing the statutory duties gives schools is the freedom to drop these areas from the curriculum

8 Careers education and work-related learning, including enterprise: schools responsibilities equipping young people to make effective use of information, advice and guidance equipping young people to make effective use of information, advice and guidance making cost-effective use of the career guidance that schools will have to pay for in the future making cost-effective use of the career guidance that schools will have to pay for in the future developing young peoples career management and employability skills developing young peoples career management and employability skills ACEG Framework for careers and work-related education 7-19 Local quality awards and the Quality in Careers standard

9 Work-related learning blanket work experience for all pupils at KS4 has served its time Wolf Report, 2011 blanket work experience for all pupils at KS4 has served its time Wolf Report, 2011 Work experience is not the same as work-related learning and enterprise Work experience is not the same as work-related learning and enterprise All pupils should learn about the world of work and develop skills for work All pupils should learn about the world of work and develop skills for work All pupils, or students, should have experience of the world of work, at a point in their studies that is relevant to their particular programme of learning All pupils, or students, should have experience of the world of work, at a point in their studies that is relevant to their particular programme of learning

10 school - external guidance service partnership Careers Service service level agreements Careers Service service level agreements Connexions partnership agreements Connexions partnership agreements School-commissioned contracts with providers of careers guidance School-commissioned contracts with providers of careers guidance

11 Careers guidance from 2012: schools doing it themselves employing a professionally qualified careers adviser employing a professionally qualified careers adviser training a teacher or member of the non- teaching staff to provide career guidance training a teacher or member of the non- teaching staff to provide career guidance giving the job to someone not qualified or trained It will not be sufficient for schools to employ their own careers professional … and then rely on signposting to a website … John Hayes, Minister for FE, Skills and Lifelong Learning March 2012 giving the job to someone not qualified or trained It will not be sufficient for schools to employ their own careers professional … and then rely on signposting to a website … John Hayes, Minister for FE, Skills and Lifelong Learning March 2012

12 Careers guidance from 2012: schools buying in careers guidance from the [a] local authority from the [a] local authority from a careers guidance company from a careers guidance company from a sole trader/individual CA from a sole trader/individual CA from a social enterprise formed by several CAs from a social enterprise formed by several CAs from an EBP from an EBP from an FE college student services department from an FE college student services department from a local partnership of schools + sixth form college from a local partnership of schools + sixth form college from a university careers service from a university careers service as an individual school or as a consortium

13 Providers of careers guidance schools themselves schools themselves impartiality? impartiality? qualifications to provide career guidance? qualifications to provide career guidance? individual careers advisers individual careers advisers referral and support? referral and support? professional updating? professional updating? cover for sick leave? cover for sick leave? LAs/Connexions/careers/other organisations LAs/Connexions/careers/other organisations existing provider continuity; links with targeted service existing provider continuity; links with targeted service new provider fresh start; commissioning and contract monitoring; local knowledge new provider fresh start; commissioning and contract monitoring; local knowledge

14 Step-by-step guide to commissioning 1. Clarifying understanding of the new duty 2. Briefing senior leaders and governors 3. Reviewing current provision 4. Identifying the services that need to be commissioned 5. Confirming the budget for CEIAG services 6. Identifying possible providers 7. Researching providers 8. Drawing up a shortlist of potential providers 9. Inviting bids 10. Agreeing a contract

15 Step 0 Which senior leader will take responsibility for commissioning careers guidance services for the school? Which senior leader will take responsibility for commissioning careers guidance services for the school? Will the school commission services as an individual school or as part of a group of schools? Will the school commission services as an individual school or as part of a group of schools?

16 Re-assessing provision What could be provided internally? What could be provided internally? What will still be available from the local authority? What will still be available from the local authority? What is needed from an external provider? What is needed from an external provider?

17 Services from an external provider Pupils/students one-to-one guidance one-to-one guidance groupwork groupwork drop-in surgeries drop-in surgeries support on results days support on results days access in holiday time access in holiday timeParents information meetings information meetings consultation evenings consultation eveningsSchool/staff careers information support careers information support curriculum advice curriculum advice support for work experience support for work experience quality award quality award INSET INSET network meetings network meetings

18 Quality matters In October 2011 BIS announced a national quality standard for the National Careers Service (an upgraded and improved Matrix standard), to set a standard for other providers of careers guidance In October 2011 BIS announced a national quality standard for the National Careers Service (an upgraded and improved Matrix standard), to set a standard for other providers of careers guidance Professional qualifications for careers guidance advisers DipCG; QCG; NVQ 4 Advice & Guidance; Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development Professional qualifications for careers guidance advisers DipCG; QCG; NVQ 4 Advice & Guidance; Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

19 Choosing a provider range of services range of services quality standards quality standards professional qualifications professional qualifications impartiality impartiality experience of working with schools and young people experience of working with schools and young people local knowledge local knowledge referral and support referral and support cover for absence cover for absence CRB checks CRB checks public liability and professional indemnity insurance public liability and professional indemnity insurance costs costs

20 Will it work? Concerns Concerns no entitlement for students no entitlement for students inconsistent quality of service inconsistent quality of service postcode lottery postcode lottery squeezed middle squeezed middle Reviews Reviews Education Select Committee inquiry into careers guidance for young people (published 23 January 2013) Education Select Committee inquiry into careers guidance for young people (published 23 January 2013) Ofsted survey (spring term 2013) Ofsted survey (spring term 2013) Underlying problems Underlying problems no funding no funding very limited support very limited support no monitoring no monitoring no sanctions no sanctions

21 H of C Education Committee report Careers guidance for young people: The impact of the new duty on schools (23 January 2013) The Governments decision to transfer responsibility for careers guidance to schools is regrettable. We have concerns about the consistency, quality, independence and impartiality of careers guidance now being offered to young people. We heard evidence that there is already a worrying deterioration in the overall level of provision for young people. Urgent steps need to be taken by Government to ensure that young peoples needs are met.

22 What would help? Funding Funding DfE (what happened to the £200M?) DfE (what happened to the £200M?) Support and sharing good practice Support and sharing good practice Local authorities Local authorities National Careers Service National Careers Service Career Development Institute Career Development Institute Challenge and monitoring Challenge and monitoring National Careers Service National Careers Service

23 Professional development for careers work Training for coordinator/manager (Careers Leader) Training for coordinator/manager (Careers Leader) careers education and guidance careers education and guidance management and curriculum leadership management and curriculum leadership Training of tutors providing guidance Training of tutors providing guidance knowledge and understanding of opportunities and progression routes knowledge and understanding of opportunities and progression routes information and advice skills information and advice skills school-based school-based Training for teachers of careers education Training for teachers of careers education Information briefings for all staff Information briefings for all staff options, qualifications and progression routes options, qualifications and progression routes

24 Professional qualifications for the future: proposition and possibilities A single professional development framework for all career development professionals, designed as a unified framework for mandatory and optional modules HE-based route Enhanced Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) HE-based route Enhanced Qualification in Career Guidance (QCG) Competency-based route Enhanced L6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development Competency-based route Enhanced L6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development

25 Issues for schools 1. Will you make any changes to the provision of careers education and work-related learning, now they are no longer statutory? 2. What does the local authority intend to provide in terms of targeted support services: for which young people? for which young people? breadth of services, including careers guidance? breadth of services, including careers guidance? 3. What guidance do you already provide internally and what might you provide in the future? 4. What services will you want from an external provider of careers guidance: for pupils?; for parents?; for staff? for pupils?; for parents?; for staff? 5. Which senior leader will be taking the lead on securing careers guidance services for pupils? 6. What approach to providing careers guidance will you adopt?


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