Skills for Jobs White Paper – the implications for schools and college careers departments

On Thursday 21 January 2021, the Department for Education published its latest white paper relating to compulsory and post-compulsory education.  Entitled Skills for Jobs: Lifelong learning for opportunity and growth, the paper sets out a range of proposals relating to the organisation of careers education and guidance in England.

Among its implications for schools and colleges are the following points:

  • The Government will look to improve the National Careers Service website for young people to include more accessible labour market information (LMI) and career pathway content 
  • The Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) will work with the National Careers Service to better align careers provision in schools and colleges 
  • Careers Hubs look likely to continue, along with training for Careers Leaders
  • The statutory duty for access to independent and impartial access to careers guidance is likely to be lowered to Year 7 (it is currently Year 8)  

New Statutory Guidance is imminent!

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