CEIAG & Careers Leaders

Embedding Careers into the Curriculum - Government response to the Education committee recommendations for CEIAG Pt 4

Thursday 28th September 2023

The fourth in my series of blogs about the Government's response to the Education Select Committee's recommendations for CEIAG.

Link to part 1 The system of CEIAG can be found here
Link to part 2 Organisations Delivering CEIAG here
Link to part 3 Primary Careers can be found here

Embedding Careers in the Curriculum

  • The teacher development programmes form a 'golden thread' which supports key areas which make a difference to the quality of teaching.
  • The 'golden-thread' should be supplemented by a variety of professional development provided by schools, trusts, subject associations, charities, curriculum hubs, Oak and private training organisations. The CEC is supporting these organisations to develop specific careers education content.
  • We will support NPQ providers to develop CEIAG content for relevant NPQs
  • The CEC are working on CPD materials for subject teachers which can be found here The first module on awareness is available already with the second due in October looking at effective planning for delivering careers in the curriculum

  • The CEC teacher encounters programme provides opportunities for teachers to engage with employers. Two test pilots have taken place and a further pilot of teacher encounters started in January 2023 delivered via the Careers Hubs. Over 800 encounters have taken place and we will continue to consider the evidence generated by these pilots.
  • The Taking Teaching Further programme encouraged over 1000 industry experts to train as FE teachers so far. We are also providing bursaries to attract teachers to the hardest to recruit areas of FE teaching.
  • The Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF) provides a £165m pot for providers to bid for funding to support workforce industry exchange activities - including industry placements for FE teachers-which are in line with Local Skills Improvement Plan priorities.

  • The Department wants to support teachers to use industry and career pathways as a context for teaching the National Curriculum.
  • The DFE doesn't believe that a model curricula or curriculum materials should prescribe how careers education can be delivered in subject areas.
  • The CEC has worked in partnership with employers and Multi-Academy Trusts to co-design curriculum resources

I'm not using these blogs to comment on the rights and wrongs of these responses, though I'll be very happy to hear your views. Look out for the next section tomorrow.

Of course, if you can't wait and you'd like to read the entire report you can do so here