Information, Advice and Guidance for young people (13-19)

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C&K Careers work with schools, colleges and training providers across the country delivering high quality, impartial careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) to young people aged between 13 and 19 in schools and colleges, and with training providers. We also support young people not in education, employment or training (NEET).

Our services and products help you deliver the careers programme Ofsted want by meeting the Gatsby benchmarks, the statutory guidelines and the Careers Strategy. Find out how we can help you meet the requirements

Our professional careers advisers are qualified to level 4 or above in advice and guidance, and experienced in working with young people in all learning environments. Advisers are available at crucial transition points in young people's lives, including Key Stage 4, sixth form, exam results and enrolment days.

Bespoke service

We understand that each school and college are different so we work with each school, college and training provider to review of current CEIAG provision and create a careers programme tailored to their requirements. What's more, our quality-assured CEIAG services comply fully with the matrix Standard, and meet the Gatsby benchmarks, statutory guidance and careers strategy. They include:

Your programme could include...

  • Design and delivery of a tailored CEIAG programme
  • Accredited CEIAG training for careers coordinators, teachers and trainers
  • Assessment of your CEIAG against The Quality in Careers Standard
  • Individual face-to-face careers interviews
  • Curriculum-focused group work
  • Work experience and employer engagement. 
  • Targeted support for special groups - vulnerable groups, students with special educational needs and/or disabilities, looked-after children, those at risk of dropping out, pupil referral units, Gifted & Talented students, Oxbridge candidates...
  • Parents' evenings, specialist area-wide events, presentations, one-to-ones at important progression points, including Key Stage 4 and post-16 opportunities
  • We have extensive knowledge and insights into the labour market, further and higher education, community organisations, and local and national training provision. 

Only buy what you need

Our services are flexibly packaged, so you choose the ones that you and your students require. To help you decide what you need, we will review your current provision, suggest how it could be developed and then recommend the package of services that will produce the best outcomes and fits within your budget.

Improving participation in learning

Our teams maintain contact with school leavers to ensure they continue to receive help and support into education, employment or training. As well as interviews and group work, we also organise opportunity events.

We always evidence the impact we have on young people's decision making, self-motivation and progression so the organisations we work with can be sure of getting effective, value for money services.

Read about the strategy we employed in one school.

Don’t just take our word for it…. 

"Reliable, impartial advice. Due to clear planning at start of year (matched to Gatsby Benchmarks), students' individual needs catered for. Both advisers are approachable and always willing to support". Assistant Headteacher

"An excellent service! The students and staff are expertly guided through all aspects of the UCAS and careers process". Progress Leader, Year 11

"The careers advice students receive is excellent, this judgement was supported by our Ofsted report this year where the careers support was identified as outstanding. Having two careers advisers works well because they both have different qualities and can engage with different types of students. Students find that they can get appointments quickly when needed they are always ready to support our students with application/ CVs where needed". Head of PSHCE and Careers 

"She is excellent! She is very hardworking and nothing is ever too much trouble. Whether it is working with individuals, small groups or organising large-scale events such as our careers fair, it is done with ease. We are genuinely lucky to have her as our careers adviser". Assistant Headteacher

Recent results 

In the 2017 annual Year 11 survey, student satisfaction rates were 95.94% in Kirklees and 96.1% in Calderdale.

...Our 2017 Calderdale Leavers 97.91% of the 2017 Leavers (2,480 students) progressed into learning after year 11. The 2.09% (53 students) that didn’t progress into learning at that stage have been closely supported by C&K Careers advisers and local partners. 

...96.91% of the 2017 Kirklees leavers (4528 students) progressed into learning after year 11. The 3.09% (140 students) that didn’t progress into learning at that stage have been closely supported by C&K Careers advisers and local partners

We improve participation in learning and progression at Key Stages 4 and 5 – at February 2017 the percentage of 16-18 young people in learning was 93.3% for Kirklees and 93.3% for Calderdale.

For a free assessment of your careers provision or further information:

Contact: Sally or Charlotte, Education Team Managers
Call: 01484 225500
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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