2 What CEG should a school provide?
2.1 Providing careers education and guidance
It is crucial for young people to have high-quality and impartial information and guidance to get the most out of their learning, to enable successful progression from one stage to another and to inform the important choices that young people make.
14–19 Education and Skills (DfES, 2005)
Since the 1997 Education Act, there has been a statutory requirement for schools in England to provide CEG. In addition, there is a requirement for the provision of work-related learning (WRL) at Key Stage 4, as well as an entitlement for all students to enterprise education (from September 2005).
Both CEG and WRL have non-statutory guidance which schools are urged to use when planning programmes for students; these can be accessed at CEG Guidance and WRL Guidance. To test your knowledge, complete the quiz in Activity 2.
Test your knowledge in the interactive quiz below.
With colleagues, consider how CEG is provided in your school:
What curriculum models for CEG are used in your school with each year group?
What roles do teachers and other staff in your school have in providing CEG?
Consider the strengths and weaknesses of these models in relation to the needs of the school's students.
Think about how CEG and WRL are similar and also different.