Register for career professionals launched

The Careers Profession Alliance (CPA) has launched the first ‘National Register of Career Development Professionals’.

Skills minister John Hayes says he wants 50 per cent of careers professionals to be on the new register by April 2015, which sets standards of professional practice for giving information, advice and guidance.

Ruth Spellman OBE, chair of the CPA, said: “With a free marketplace opening up in career development it is essential that
anyone seeking careers services can be assured they are dealing with someone who is professionally qualified and meets high standards.”