Information, Advice and Guidance
Young people now have to make more decisions and choices about their lifestyle, education and future careers than any previous generation. Never before has the need for good information, advice and guidance (IAG) been more essential. The Government requires that all young people stay in learning (i.e training or education) until they are 18. This is known as Raising the Participation Age. Raising the Participation Age does not necessarily mean that young people must stay in school.
They must however choose one of the following options:
Full time education, such as School Sixth Form, a Further Education or Sixth Form College or a training provider
Apprenticeships or other work based learning routes
Employment with training
Information on the full range of options available in education, training and work, and the progression opportunities that follow those options will be provided. Careers information can be provided through a range of media including: books, leaflets and posters; software, websites; social media e.g. Twitter and telephone helplines; information talks from colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers and employers; visits to colleges, universities, training providers and businesses.
Careers Advice and Guidance
Advice helps pupils interpret information and apply it to their own situation; guidance is the in-depth support provided by qualified practitioners to help pupils explore their options and make informed choices that are best for them.
Advice and guidance are closely linked to related activities such as tutoring, progress reviews, academic monitoring and mentoring. Through these activities the CEIAG staff can help pupils look at future options and identify when pupils need to be referred to advisers for more in-depth guidance.
Planned and progressive programmes of activities in the curriculum which help pupils to develop the knowledge and skills to understand themselves, research the opportunities available, make decisions and move successfully on to the next stage.
Effective engagement with Employers
Opportunities to be inspired informed and advised by employers through talks, workshops and work place visits. Employers can also enhance programmes of careers education through contributing to classroom-based lessons, running CV workshops, conducting mock interviews and supporting enterprise activities.
By clicking the button below you will find detailed information regarding a range of key industry sectors.
Use the Careerometer to compare different jobs — salary, working hours, etc.
Click the dotted square. Type in the first career that you think you might be interested in and select from the drop-down list, then add your second and third choice to see the comparison.