Careers guidance in schools, colleges and universities

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Author: Long, Robert; Hubble, Sue


Schools and further education colleges in England are required to provide impartial careers guidance to their students. The quality of this advice has come in for frequent criticism, and the Coalition Government made several reforms, including the establishment of the National Careers Service and the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) aimed at improving the quality and range of careers advice on offer. Higher education institutions are not required to provide careers advice, but nonetheless this service is offered across institutions. This House of Commons Library briefing paper looks...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Career development; Providers of education and training; Quality; Evaluation; Governance

Keywords: Career guidance; Education and training reform; School; College; University; Institutional role; Agency role

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: House of Commons Library, 2018

Physical description: 25 p.

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Also called: Careers guidance in schools, colleges and universities (England)

Resource type: Paper

Rights: Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) licence. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 127.961

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