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.