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Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Strategy 2018-2021

The 2017 DfE Careers Strategy sets out that every further education institution should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision. The Gatsby Benchmarks are not a statutory framework but by adopting them, the EKC Group can be confident of meeting the actions set out in the Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents, DfE December 2017.

The 2017 DfE Careers Strategy sets out that every further education institution should use the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Benchmarks to develop and improve their careers provision. The Gatsby Benchmarks are not a statutory framework but by adopting them, the EKC Group can be confident of meeting the actions set out in the Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents, DfE December 2017.

From September 2018, every college will have a nominated Careers Leader who has the commitment and backing from their senior leadership team, to deliver the careers programme across all eight Gatsby Benchmarks. Every college will be asked to name this Careers Leader (Statutory Guidance, DfE January 2018).

A successful careers guidance programme will be reflected in higher numbers of students progressing to positive destinations such as apprenticeships, technical routes, university or employment. Destination measures provide clear and comparable information on the success of the EKC Group in helping all of their students undertake qualifications that offer them the best opportunity to start their chosen career.

To ensure we are meeting the requirements of our students and statutory expectations, the EKC Group is committed to providing high quality careers information, careers education and careers guidance.

Both the strategy and accompanying action plan are available on the EKC Group website to chart progress against the Gatsby Benchmarks.

The document outlines the EKC Group’s Careers Strategy that has been devised in response to the rationale above.

It has five main headings:

  • Vision and purpose
  • People and resources
  • Programme and provision
  • Partnerships
  • Performance monitoring and evaluation

Read our CEIAG Strategy