Free course

Careers education and guidance

Free statement of participation on completion

Successful transitions whether from lower secondary to upper secondary; at age 16; into work-based training or university; or into work at any age are life-enhancing for individuals and crucial to our future social and economic well-being. They are also an indicator of a good school. This free course, Careers education and guidance (CEG), discusses what a school's personal development programme shoudl provide and how all teachers have a role in securing successful transitions for their students.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the rationale for careers education and guidance (CEG) and young people's need for it
  • understand your school's statutory responsibilities for CEG and its links with Connexions
  • understand the basic knowledge and skills needed to help students access careers information and guidance;
  • understand the school's CEG programme and the confidence to carry out your role in it.