Schools: Vocational Guidance

Department for Education written question – answered on 10th January 2017.

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Photo of Lord Watson of Invergowrie Lord Watson of Invergowrie Shadow Spokesperson (Education)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) maintained schools, (2) academies, and (3) free schools, invited outside organisations to provide careers guidance and advice to their pupils in the academic years (a) 2013–14, (b) 2014–15, and (c) 2015–16.

Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 09 January 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

The Government does not collect data on the number of schools that invite outside organisations to provide careers advice and guidance to pupils.

Schools have a duty to secure independent careers guidance on the full range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and other technical education options. Sources of independent careers guidance can include, but not be limited to, external organisations such as education and training providers, employers and careersprofessionals. providers.

The Government’s statutory guidance on careers is clear that schools should give other providers who wish to do so the opportunity to engage with pupils, on school premises, to inform them directly about what they offer. These could include further education and sixth form colleges, studio schools, university technical colleges and employers and other providers delivering apprenticeships.

The Government has established The Careers & Enterprise Company to increase the level of employer input into schools. The Company’s Enterprise Adviser Network is now live in over 1,300 of the secondary schools and colleges across the country, connecting young people with local employers to provide experiences of the workplace.

Careers organisations provide another external source of advice and guidance. The statutory guidance encourages schools to consult a register of accredited careers organisations when securing access to face-to-face careers guidance.

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Photo of Lord Nash Lord Nash The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The Government does not collect data on the number of schools that invite outside organisations to provide careers advice and guidance to pupils.

Schools have a duty to secure independent careers guidance on the full range of education and training options, including apprenticeships and other technical education options. Sources of independent careers guidance can include, but not be limited to, external organisations such as education and training providers, employers and careersprofessionals. providers.

The Government’s statutory guidance on careers is clear that schools should give other providers who wish to do so the opportunity to engage with pupils, on school premises, to inform them directly about what they offer. These could include further education and sixth form colleges, studio schools, university technical colleges and employers and other providers delivering apprenticeships.

The Government has established The Careers & Enterprise Company to increase the level of employer input into schools. The Company’s Enterprise Adviser Network is now live in over 1,300 of the secondary schools and colleges across the country, connecting young people with local employers to provide experiences of the workplace.

Careers organisations provide another external source of advice and guidance. The statutory guidance encourages schools to consult a register of accredited careers organisations when securing access to face-to-face careers guidance.

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No0 people think not

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