Vicky Woodings – The Bourne Academy, Dorset 2017

“The e-portfolio was excellent as it allows you to upload evidence quickly and easily and can fit around your existing workload. The assessors are easily contactable and approachable should there be any issues or concerns.”

We have developed our approach to support a range of educational providers towards achieving and maintaining the Quality in Careers Standard:

Primary, secondary, independent, special schools and pupil referral units

Training providers, Sixth Form and Further Education Colleges.

We also work with Multi Academy Trusts, Councils, Boroughs and groups of schools. The benefits of this approach are cost reductions and shared learning and support. Please get in touch.

Common to all education providers seeking to achieve the Standard is:

  • Self-assessment leading to the development of an action plan to meet the Quality Standard
  • Submission of evidence to meet the outcome indicators
  • External assessment by qualified and occupationally competent assessors which includes discussions with staff, governors, partners and students.

In order to ensure that The Quality in Careers Standard is challenging, but at the same time manageable, it is organised into sections for Commitment, Organisation, Delivery and Evaluation which meet The Quality in Careers Standard requirements.

The costs are*:

Quality in Careers Standard – £1200

Primary School Award – £850

Re-assessment – £750

*All costs are plus VAT

Sharon Waterman –  Education Improvement Director for the Leigh Academies Trust 2017

“Leigh Academies Trust is committed to providing all pupils with a high-quality careers learning programme. Engaging all academies; primary, secondary and our special academy in the Investors in Careers process has enabled leaders to reflect on the opportunities and the experiences we are providing pupils on a daily basis. This will ensure that we continue to equip our pupils with lifelong career management capabilities.”

Group Purchase Options:

Investor in Careers is adaptable for a wide range of circumstances including Multi Academy Trusts. We are happy discuss requirements for group purchases, including bespoke packages and discounts.

The time to complete will vary depending on your starting point and how much you already have in place. Providers can complete within 6 months but an academic year to 18 months is a realistic target. The award is valid for 3 years and is renewed after successful re-assessment.

The Quality in Career Standard cost includes:

  • An online portfolio which enables you to upload all your evidence, access resources, allows CSW to check evidence prior to assessment ensuring you are on track
  • Stage assessment costs.
  • Assessment visit to the learning provider by registered assessor
  • On-going telephone/email support
  • Digital handbook and resources to support your work towards meeting the Standard.
  • Digital certificates for each stage completion
  • Plaque upon completion of the award.
  • Social media promotion during the process
  • Case study promotion upon completion
  • Use of IiC and the Quality in Careers logos during the process