We know how important it is that young people receive expert, informed advice and guidance, as they make the critical transition from school to further learning and employment and we know what works in delivering this. Our Inspiring Careers Programme works with with schools, to not only deliver careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) to young people but also support with work experience placements, consultancy (including the Quality in Careers Standard), tracking and data reporting services. Our programmes are bespoke-designed to help schools and colleges meet their statutory responsibility for careers and to achieve the benchmarks established as guidance by the Gatsby Foundation.
We have been delivering careers advice and guidance to schools and colleges since 1996 and we are proud of our personalised, evidence-informed approach. We are Matrix-accredited for the quality of our information, advice and guidance services. We are proud of our gold-standard service:
Value for money
In addition to the services purchased, learning providers will receive:
A trusted partnership
Our evidence-informed approach
A fantastic service. We're very pleased with all the guidance our students have been receiving. The organisation is excellent and all the staff are super helpful and friendly.
Inspiring Careers Programme participant
We offer a broad range of services including:
Our one-to-one careers sessions and group work activity encourages and empowers young people to make informed decisions about their learning and career pathways. Our impartial careers advisers, professionally qualified to level 6, use the latest labour market information to inform their practice and actively undertake continuous professional development to maintain their knowledge and skills. We have experience in supporting students from a wide range of schools and colleges including SEND and alternative provision, both in face to face and virtual settings.
Opportunities to engage with employers can help young people look beyond education to gain an understanding of the world of work and the skills required in today’s labour market. We deliver a range of activities:
Our model is flexible, our activities can be face-to-face, virtual or a combination of the two. We can offer a full range of support or more minimal input using our expertise to ensure an appropriate level of support is provided.
We provide careers consultancy to support schools, colleges and other learning providers as they navigate the careers world, both in the UK and internationally. Our consultancy is bespoke to their needs and supports them to achieve the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks and beyond. We know that a good careers programme is critical, if young people are to raise their aspirations and reach their potential. We are also a national licence holder for the Quality in Careers Standard, certified by the Quality in Careers Consortium and strongly recommended by the Department for Education. The Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG). We support schools and colleges with initial accreditation and reaccreditation. We can assess their readiness to work toward the Standard and provide ongoing consultancy as they compile evidence and develop their provision.
As part of our data management and tracking services, we can help track and analyse career outcomes data to see how young people are progressing in their career, measure the effectiveness of careers guidance programmes and make changes accordingly. Our tracking, follow-up and data reporting services can be tailored to meet the needs of each learning provider and we can help them to keep a comprehensive and accurate record that supports students’ development. The data can be used for both Ofsted inspections and for marketing purposes.