Careers education, information, advice and guidance
Young people will always want and need help and support with their progression planning and career development. Incidental and informal learning make a big contribution to the career development of young people but the knowledge and skills they need to manage personal career planning and progression are taught, not caught.
Good quality careers education, information, advice and guidance give young people a flying start in life by helping them to develop the knowledge and self-help skills required to grasp opportunities, manage change and deal with success, disappointment and the unexpected. Research, inspection and evaluation evidence show that effective careers work has benefits for young people.
The provision of a planned, progressive programme of learning activities that helps young people to:
The provision of accurate, up-to-date and objective information on opportunities, progression routes, choices, where to find help and advice, and how to access it.
The provision of advice through activities that help young people to gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their own situation.
The provision of impartial guidance and specialist support to help young people understand themselves and their needs, confront barriers, resolve conflicts, develop new perspectives and make progress.