Teachers: Qualifications

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th November 2022.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many teachers have (a) the Qualification in Career Guidance, (b) the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development, and (c) both of those qualifications.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

The Department’s careers statutory guidance recommends that all careers professionals are qualified to a minimum of level 6 and that schools and colleges consult the UK Register of Careers Professionals, held by the Career Development Institute, when employing a careers professional. As at May 2022, over 1,800 people were on the register.

Information on the state-funded school workforce in England, including the Level 4 and above (post-A level equivalent) qualifications held by teachers, is published in the annual ‘School Workforce in England’ national statistic. The information is available at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/school-workforce-in-england.

As at November 2021, there were 23 teachers who reported a qualification with the subject Careers Guidance, and none who reported holding the Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development.

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