Major changes to Careers Statutory Duty

Much more information and advice on vocational study options, Apprenticeships and the world of work is one of the new requirements in a parliamentary bill that will be rubber-stamped by royal assent any day now. Another major change will require Careers information, advice and guidance to be provided to year 7 pupils as well as year 8 and above. For the first time, the statutory duty will apply to every Academy school as well as directly state-funded providers as it will be written into their funding agreements closing a loophole that has existed for several years.

“This Bill will make a difference, with more opportunities for pupils to meet more employers from an earlier age and to be inspired about the world of work, including about jobs in emerging sectors, such as green jobs,” said Minister, Gillian Keegan, at the reading of the new bill.

With our range of CEAIG and Employer Engagement services, Career Seekers Direct Ltd is ideally placed to support education providers to manage these changes.

As soon as the implementation timeline is known we’ll communicate it to providers and offer our support.

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