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.
The materials are for practitioners working with children and young people within early learning and childcare, primary, secondary, special schools, colleges, independent training providers, third sector organisations , social work, community learning and development and other specialist learning providers including secure and residential settings.
The learning resources aim to generate discussion around a number of reflective questions including:
PDF file: Learning Resource 1 - Introduction to Career Education Standard (936 KB)
PowerPoint file: Learning Resource 1 - Introduction to Career Education Standard (4.14 MB)
PDF file: Learning Resource 2 - Introduction to Labour Market Information (473 KB)
PDF file: Learning Resource 2 - Introduction to Labour Market Information - stimulus (707 KB)
PDF file: Learning Resource 3: Introduction to Career Management Skills (614 KB)
PDF file: Learning Resource 4: Introduction to My World of Work
Word file: Career Education Standard and the self- evaluation and reflection – Appendix 1 CES Learning Resource (2.4 MB)
As a result of engaging with the learning resources you will have:
This resource introduces you to the standard, its context, purpose and expectations in a logical and manageable format. The materials include a self-evaluation tool and contain references to
How good is our school? (4th Edition). Engaging with this professional learning resource will help you build on your existing practice. It provides the basis on which all other resources are built.
Learning Resource 1:
Introduction to the Career Education Standard + the
This resource offers introductory level learning on labour market information and how it can be accessed and used in the wider context of career education.
Learning Resource 2:
Introduction to Labour Market Information +
Introduction to Labour Market Information – stimulus
This resource outlines the context of career management skills in education and its relevance for learners as they develop their career pathways from early years to senior phase and beyond.
Learning Resource 3:
Introduction to Career Management Skills.
This resource gives practitioners an introduction to Skills Development Scotland’s careers web service - My World of Work. It can be used to help learners to make informed choices about their future careers.
Learning Resource 4:
Introduction to My World or Work.
Career Education Standard and the self-evaluation and reflection – Appendix 1 CES Learning Resource
Information on the
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)programme including the Career Education Standard, the Work Placements Standard and Employer Partnership guidance.
Scotland’s Enterprising Schools