Career Education Standards and Guidance for School/Employer Partnerships

A new standard for Career Education (3-18)

A suite of resources have been developed to contribute to professional learning for practitioners at all levels working with children and young people from 3 – 18. They are structured to both inform and to support reflection on existing strengths and areas of development around career education. These introductory resources are brief in nature and can be used by individuals as professional learning opportunity as well as in group discussion or staff CPD. More resources will be added to the suite as the programme expands.

These documents have been developed with key partners in direct response to the recommendation from Education Working For All! that children receive careers guidance earlier. It builds on advice and guidance in Curriculum for Excellence and in particular Building the Curriculum 4: skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work. The standard sets out:

  • entitlements for children and young people (3-18); and
  • expectations of key partners to support the implementation of the standard.

The standard aims to better prepare children and young people for the world of work.

Further updates and resources can be found on the Education Scotland website.


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