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The main aim of our EKC Group Colleges is to create well-rounded people who are ready to enter the workplace, and a key part of that is careers advice and guidance. Continuing to work within the parameters of the wider 2017 DfE (Department for Education) Careers Strategy, we’ll be assessing our work to ensure we provide the best guidance and support to our students as they progress to the next stage of their lives.

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.

Each College has a Careers Lead, who will focus on providing Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all of our learners and raise their aspirations through it.

Every learner has opportunities to have meaningful encounters with employers and learn about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace and what it takes to be successful and explore potential career paths. Our support will be tailored to address the needs of all students, especially disadvantaged students, and we will use data and technology to drive improvements.

For more information, read the full EKC Group Careers & Progression Statement 2021-2024 below. 

Careers Progression Statement 2021-2024