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Career Management Skills Survey

Career Management Skills Survey   The International Centre for Guidance Studies (iCeGS) and Cascaid are the UK partners for an Erasmus + project (LEADER, Learning and Decision making resources).   The focus of the project is on career management skills (CMS) and particularly in defining and testing a CMS framework with our European partners.  Information about the project about the project can be found at   An initial part of the project is to collect views from practitioners and teachers as to their understanding of career management skills and resources and support which might be useful to them in delivering career management skills within their work. This information will be used to create online tools which we shall be testing out later in the project.   We would very much value your thoughts on this topic and would encourage you to complete the questionnaire which you can access here   …

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Updated guidance from DfE on Careers Guidance

NEW – Post-16 courses database: operational guide. An operational guide on how to submit and maintain data to a national database. This is part of the new expectation on all 16-19 education and training providers to submit information on all the courses they plan to offer to 16-19 year olds.   ·       UPDATED – Careers Statutory Guidance for Schools. The statutory guidance outlines why schools (and local authorities that maintain pupil referral units) must secure independent careers guidance for young people, what they must do to comply with their legal responsibilities in this area and the role of the governing body and head teacher in shaping the guidance and support offered by the school.   The guidance contains minor updates to the previous version issued in April 2014. Updates ensure that the document is clearer in relation to how schools should meet their duty, including what good practice looks like, and reflects areas that have …

£15 million to train next generation of quantum engineers

The government is today (23 March 2015) committing up to £15 million to train the next generation of quantum engineers who will build innovative new products like 6G smartphones. The funding – via the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) – will be used to create a number of quantum technologies ‘skills hubs’ across the UK, which will work in partnership with industry to deliver training and career development programmes for PhD students. Business Secretary Vince Cable said: From cameras that can see through smoke to cracking down on internet fraud, quantum technologies are taking innovation to a whole new level and offer an unparalleled opportunity to shape the next generation of high-tech products that will improve our day-to-day lives. This £15 million investment will ensure we have the flexible, highly-skilled workforce needed to turn these futuristic ideas into a reality. Universities, Science and Cities Minister Greg Clark said: …

Budget announcements for Skills

Announcements in the Budget include: Apprenticeship vouchers: Government is putting employers in control of the funding for apprenticeships by introducing an Apprenticeship Voucher for the Government contribution to apprenticeship funding. The Voucher offers a simple to use approach for employers Support for postgraduate research: a package of support for postgraduate research, including a review of how to broaden and strengthen support, building on partnerships with industry and charities, and income contingent loans of up to £25,000

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