• Ensuring young people have the 'best possible' careers advice

    As the Department for Education announces plans to take action against schools that aren’t complying with the ‘Baker clause’, Anne Milton urges providers to contact her directly with their experiences, and outlines what else the government is doing to ensure young people have the best possible careers advice.  Last March I wrote in FE Week

    17.00 Aug. 7th, 2018 | Opinion

  • What colleges need to know about careers guidance

    Colleges have been warned they will lose funding if they don’t meet the Gatsby career benchmarks by 2020. Sir John Holman, who wrote them, explains what steps colleges need to take Good career guidance has never been more important for college students, with the new technical education routes on their way and apprenticeships growing in

    5.00 Feb. 26th, 2018 | Opinion

  • T-level occupational maps must be flexible

    Unless there’s the space for young people to transfer the skills they learn onto another route, we risk locking them into careers they no longer want to follow, writes Julie Hyde With just under a week to go until the Institute for Apprenticeships closes its consultation on the occupational maps for the new T-levels, there

    5.00 Feb. 2nd, 2018 | Opinion

  • Prisons careers advice contracts ‘termination’ fears

    Contracts to provide careers advice to prisoners appear to have been terminated without any replacement, according to a pressure group, which is demanding answers from the new prisons minister. Professor Tom Schuller, the chair of the Prisoner Learning Alliance, has written to Rory Stewart today, claiming that changes will mean that “the current service to

    11.57 Jan. 17th, 2018 | News

  • Careers company coverage a postcode lottery?

    A government-backed careers company does not cater to every college around the country, including the whole of London, FE Week has learned. We have repeatedly pressed the Careers and Enterprise Company, which was set up in July 2015 to connect young people with the world of work, for details of the colleges that it works

    14.00 Dec. 2nd, 2016 | News