As a secondary school or college in Bradford Opportunity Area you are eligible for funding of £1900 to enable you to take the Quality in Careers Standard, also known as the Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) Award. A further bursary of £500 to contribute towards any additional costs incurred is also available.
In Bradford Opportunity Area’s plan we committed to support schools to improve aspirations and access to rewarding careers for young people in Bradford. We see this as an important and productive step in doing so.
This funding is intended to help schools and colleges in the Opportunity Area to build upon the funded Careers Leader Training available to all schools and colleges in Opportunity Areas. To access funding for the Quality in Careers Standard your school/college must have a Careers Leader who is trained or registered for training through the Careers and Enterprise (CEC) website.
The Quality in Careers Standard is now fully aligned with the Gatsby Benchmarks. In contracting one of the certified providers you will receive consultancy support, independent assessment and certification to help you meet the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Through the Careers Strategy 2017 DfE, “strongly recommend that all schools and colleges work towards the updated Quality in Careers Standard, incorporating Compass, to support the development of a world-class careers programme for all their young people.”
We will be promoting this offer with our partners in Bradford; the Careers and Enterprise Company, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Bradford Pathways and the Industrial Centres of Excellence, as we work together with schools to support and improve careers education in Bradford.
Further information about the Quality in Careers Standard:
The Quality in Careers Standard is the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) in schools, colleges and work-based learning. It is fully aligned with the eight Gatsby Benchmarks for “Good Career Guidance” and fully complies with the Department for Education’s ‘statutory guidance’.
Find out more at the Quality in Careers Standard website.
To discuss this opportunity further please contact your Enterprise Advisor or email Bradford Opportunity Area, OpportunityAreas.BRADFORD@education.gov.uk
To apply for the funding please complete and email this CEIAG award funding application.