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Careers Leads

Headteacher Forum, 30th June 2021


Session 1

Session 2

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Nick Bowen, Executive Principal, Horizon Community College, Q&A

Session 3

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Shaping Futures, The Demographics and Educational Disadvantage in the Liverpool City Region, April 2021

CEC Careers Leaders Newsletter – Sign up here.


LCR Localised Compass+ Training

Links to recordings of our recent local Compass+ training:

Guidance for schools on planning for next year in Compass+ and FAQs for change of academic year

Guidance on including online employer engagement in Compass evaluations

To support this Compass guidance, the Meaningful Encounters Framework & Checklist can be found here.

Compass+ Overview Page

Compass+ resources designed to help you answer any questions you may have about the software.

Compass+ video playlist explaining the benefits of the software.

CEC Compass+ self-service training modules for Careers Leaders
2 modules taking approximately 30 minutes each to complete.
Learners should log in or register for the training using the same email address they use for Compass+ and by doing so they agree to iHasco’s privacy & cookie policy and The Careers & Enterprise Company privacy policy

LCR Careers Hub Poster Guide

This guide shares links to free careers related posters for schools to use in their classrooms. This includes careers in curriculum subjects, skills, LMI, SEND, post-16 options, NHS and HE.

Download here

CEC, Ofsted Key Themes – Careers

Collated feedback based on recent inspections. Read more here

CDI Launches the ‘New Career Developments Framework’ – Watch the full webinar here

The Most In-Demand Jobs Right Now, 2021 – Read the full article here

CEC Resources for Careers Leaders

CDI: Safe and ethical use of web videoconferencing for personal careers guidance

The Edge Foundation: Our Plan for Further Education

CEC The Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit

CEC Youth Social Action Toolkit – This toolkit is designed to help Careers Leaders understand how youth social action can support their careers programme.

CDI: The New Career Development Framework, April 2021

Find out more here.

Allied Health Resource Pack for Careers Leaders – This pack is to support careers leaders to give guidance to young people considering pursuing a career in the health and care sector.

CEC Resource Directory – Inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work, with the help of our carefully curated Resource Directory. Developed with Careers Leaders in mind, we’ve made it easy to quickly find the trusted, high quality resources you need to make a difference. The directory can be filtered by benchmark and location to offer you the best resources to meet your needs.

CEC, Careers in Context 2020: A Can-Do Guide – This guide gives practical tips of how to navigate the Gatsby Benchmarks whilst social distancing measures are in place.

Elevate Careers Roadmap

Editable careers roadmaps for both pre 16 and post 16 careers programmes. These roadmaps can be used to highlight your progressive careers programme across all year groups and can be easily shared with students, parents and all other key stakeholders. The resource can also be adapted to enable students to access to their own careers records.
Please contact your Enterprise Coordinator for advice on how to best utilise these resources.


CEC CPD Programme for Careers Leaders, January 22 to March 22

Find out more here

Training for Careers Leaders

The Careers and Enterprise Company, Careers Leader CPD

Link to Benchmark 1 modules is now live.

Future Learn: Navigating Digital Careers Tools – This is a free course exploring a range of digital career tools available to help save your students’ time and make their transition into work easier, from work experience opportunities to employer engagement.

CEC Compass+ Webinar recordings

Collaborating for Success – Transitions Teacher CPD

A CPD Masterclass session – find out more about supporting your students to be able to make effective transitions from Y11 & Y13, particularly in these unprecedented circumstances.

Collaborating for Success CPD accompanying resources:

Gatsby Benchmark 1 Guides

This series of guides provide the latest information and statutory guidance to enable you to meet Gatsby Benchmark 1.

Each guide comes with localised examples and workable templates to support your planning.

These guides are designed for you to work in collaboration with your Enterprise Coordinator.

Gatsby Benchmark 2 Guide

BM2 – LMI Guide – Use this guide to help explain what LMI is to colleagues, parents and students. The guide also includes links to a variety of useful LMI resources.

Gatsby Benchmark 3 Guide

Destination Data and NEET Students

Gatsby Benchmark 4 Guides – Mainstream and SEND

These guides provide starting points on how to successfully navigate BM4 and have links and advice for subject leads who want to embed careers within the curriculum.

BM4 Mainstream Guide
BM4 SEND Guide 

Gatsby Benchmark 5 Guide

This guide offers localised advice on how to navigate Benchmark 5 so your students have meaningful encounters with employers and their employees

Gatsby Benchmark 5 Guide

Gatsby Benchmark 6 Guide

Offering support and localised guidance on how to successfully provide students with both virtual and in person experiences of the workplace.

Gatsby Benchmark 6 Guide

Gatsby Benchmark 7 Guide

This guide offers guidance on how to fully achieve Benchmark 7 and includes a list of local training providers and their contact details.

Gatsby Benchmark 7 Guide


Building a Whole College Approach – Association of Colleges and The Careers and Enterprise Company