Karen Major – Executive Principal for the Dartford Primary Academies 2017

“We found the whole process of gaining the Quality in Careers Standard through Investor in Careers a valuable one. It allowed us to reflect on all the work we are doing to enable our young children to have opportunities to experience activities that may help them choose their future careers. We were also able to see how important it is to offer children a range of experiences early on in their school life and career choice doesn’t start as they are about to leave education.”

Primary School

The Investor in Careers Primary School Award provides a clear framework to support the development of effective career learning from a Primary perspective.

The Investor in Careers Primary School Award recognises excellence in developing thinking about personal qualities, learning about work and job roles, raising aspirations and preparing primary age pupils for the next stage of their education.

As a Licensed Awarding Body for the National Quality in Careers Standard, Investor in Careers has developed the Primary Award to benefit Primary schools but also to contribute positively to the achievement of the Standard and Gatsby Charitable Foundation Benchmarks as well as Ofsted requirements for educational institutions and Multi Academy Trusts linked to Primary schools.

Outcome 1: Management of career-related learning

Outcome 2: Learning about work

Outcome 3: Preparing pupils for transitions

Outcome 4: Staff are appropriately trained

Outcome 5: Evaluation and development of career-related learning in the school.

Primary Award Cost – £850 (+VAT)