Sarah Healey – The Hollyfield School, Surrey 2017

“I feel all schools should embark on gaining this the Quality in Careers Standard as I have learnt so much from going through the process and I am now confident that we support our students with the best Careers Education we can.”

The Quality in Careers Standard through the Investor in Careers model is designed as a development and external assessment framework for accrediting the highest quality Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) provision.

Investor in Careers supports learning providers to meet the national Quality in Careers Standard through our unique approach and includes in its structure the key features of the quality assurance cycle structured around four key elements relating to the management of CEIAG.

Commitment, Organisation, Delivery and Evaluation

The preparation, development and evidence of impact resulting from the IiC process leading to external assessment and accreditation will benefit students and key stakeholders and also help to provide independent, objective evidence for inspections.

Why choose to do the Quality in Careers Standard through Investor in Careers?

  • Follow a clear framework that is suitable for secondary schools, independent schools, PRUs, colleges and work based learning providers  seeking external accreditation that they meet Gatsby Benchmarks and also have embedded  best practice in delivering, evaluating and continually improving quality CEIAG.
  • DfE statutory guidance (January 2018) Strongly Recommends schools achieve a Quality in Careers Award to demonstrate the quality of their CEIAG provision.
  • Support your preparation for inspections  and demonstrate how you are meeting the duty placed on learning providers to ensure students are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training and/or employment.
  • Benefit from our online portfolio, resources and client support.
  • Learn from our experienced and occupationally competent assessors and a developmental approach to meeting the Standard.
  • CSW are on the end of a phone to offer support throughout the award.

Jeremy Cloke, IiC Assessor / CEIAG Consultant 2017

“I have absolutely no hesitation in thoroughly recommending the Quality in Careers Standard delivered through Investor in Careers.”