Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Career Education Standard 3-18: Suite of learning resources

What is this?

​​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.

Who is this for?

​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.

How to use this learning and assessment resource to improve practice?

The learning resources aim to generate discussion around a number of reflective questions including:

  • To what extent do I work with a range of partners to design and deliver an appropriate, personalised curriculum that takes account of the individual needs of children and young people and genuinely equips them for learning life and work in all settings?
  • To what extent do I engage children and young people in meaningful discussions about their skills development and assist them in profiling to support their career journeys?
  • To what extent do I relate relevant learning experiences and skills development to labour market and employment opportunities including entrepreneurship and self-employment?
  • To what extent do I facilitate young people’s learning and their ability to engage with a rapidly developing landscape of work/career and learning opportunities?

Download(s)

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)

PowerPoint​ file: Learning Resource 2 - Introduction to Labour Market Information - stimulus (2.7 MB)

PDF file: Learning Resource 3: Introduction to Career Management Skills (614 KB)

PDF file: Learning Resource 4: Introduction to My World of Work

PDF file: Learning Resource 5:  Introduction to Creativity Skills​​

Word file: Career Education Standard and the self- evaluation and reflection – Appendix 1 CES Learning Resource (2.4 MB)

PDF file: Learning resource 6: Profiling skills and achievements in the context of DYW/career education

PDF file: Learning resource 7: Ensuring equality of opportunities (1 MB)

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Outcomes

As a result of engaging with the learning resources you will have:

  • an understanding of the purpose and aim of the Career Education Standard (3-18) (CES);
  • an understanding of the part you are expected to play, along with partners, in the implementation of the CES;
  • an understanding of the entitlements for children and young people;
  • developed, through self-evaluation, your understanding of the CES expectations in relation to your current practice;
  • explored key themes relevant to career education such as Labour Market Information, Career Management Skills etc.
  • identified the relevancy for your area of work and how this supports the implementation of the CES
  • a plan to take forward manageable changes to your practice

Learning Resource 1: Introduction to the Career Education Standard (3-18)

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 PowerPoint.

This resource supports teachers and practitioners in the developing approaches to the profiling of skills and wider achievement in the context of DYW.

Learning Resource 2: Introduction to Labour Market information

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

Learning Resource 3: Introduction to Career Management Skills

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. 

Lear​ning Resource 4: Introduction to My World of Work

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.​

​Learning Resource 5: Introduction to Creativity Skills

This resource allows practitioners to make the connection between creativity as cross-cutting theme of CfE and its importance in the context of employability and the world of work.​

Learning Resource 5: Introduction to Creativity Skills.​

Learner Resource 6: Profiling skills and achievements in the context of DYW/career education​​​

This resource aims to support the use of profiling in the context of career education and the development of skills for learning, life and work.​

Learning Resource 6: Profiling skills and achievements in the context of DYW/career education​.

Learning resource 7: Ensuring equality of opportunities

This learning resource ensure that practitioners and school leads take equality issues into account when planning for the delivery of Developing the Young Workforce.

​Learning resource 7: Ensuring equality of opportunities

Additional resources

Career Education Standard and the self-evaluation and reflection – Appendix 1 CES Learning Resource