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May 2018

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Digital Career Management (Free Webinar)

04/05/2018 13:00 - 14:00 View

Advanced technologies of the 21st century are significantly impacting the way the employment market is accessed. This requires young people (and adults) to develop and utilise digital skills and competencies using social media to learn about/apply for training and job opportunities and to manage their career. To facilitate this career professionals need to fully understand the nature of social media and wider digital career literacy within careers guidance and to develop their own knowledge of how to enhance a personal brand.

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How to Start a Careers Advice Business of One

08/05/2018 09:00 - 17:00 View

Whether you are sorting out your life following redundancy or just ready to explore new ways of working, this practical one-day workshop will get you energised and provide you with powerful resources to support you in career planning. The day will be split into two halves: the morning is designed to help you better appreciate your talents, abilities and inner motivation. The afternoon will focus on some very practical ideas for action about your future direction. [100% of delegates attending the July day in B'ham rated the event as good or very good. Read actual feedback by viewing the course details.]

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Independent Career Development Practitioners and GDPR – are you legal? (Free Webinar)

11/05/2018 12:30 - 13:30 View

On the 25 May 2018 we all need to be compliant with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). As career development practitioners, it is likely that you are keeping and processing data about individuals in the context of providing services, so this affects us too. This webinar offers an opportunity for sole traders and those who run small coaching businesses to discuss how they are making themselves ready for the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years. Members from large and small organisations will share their experiences of preparing for GDPR in the careers context. We will also be asking you to flag up some of the issues you’ve faced in ensuring that you are compliant and talk through ideas and resources that have been useful.

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An Introduction to Careers Leadership in Schools

14/05/2018 09:30 - 16:00 View

For once there is huge consensus in the sector - CEIAG is changing and the new curriculum acknowledges the need for a new role, that of the career leader. In England responsibility for careers guidance for young people has been transferred to individual schools. At the same time, there has been a growth in the number of organisations offering support to schools. For all the components to be brought together into a coherent programme there needs to be clear leadership from within the school. Consultant and writer David Andrews, will explain the breadth of the role; quality assuring a careers strategy for the school; managing the delivery of careers education and IAG; networking with external partners and coordinating the contributions of careers teachers and wider school team. Feedback from the last course: "Met my need and exceeded my expectations" · 'Recommended to those new to the post & those who have been careers leaders for years very good to clarify role' · "David was a fantastic trainer with a wealth of experience and knowledge within careers" · 'Informative, engaging and relevant.'


Approaches to supporting staff to embed a coaching approach when delivering CIAG services (Free Webinar)

15/05/2018 15:15 - 16:15 View

Skills Development Scotland has invested heavily in supporting staff to develop a coaching approach when working with customers. This session will highlight the training, support and resources that have been developed to enable this with particular focus on one area of development: The use of peer to peer learning and reflection.


Insight into Labour Market Information

16/05/2018 09:30 - 16:30 View

LMI has never been more important for careers professionals. The labour market is in a constant state of change and this has implications for career choices and pathways both for young people entering the labour market and for adults seeking to change direction. It is essential that all those working in the career development sector keep up-to-date with what is happening in the labour market in order to deliver informed and realistic careers education and guidance. (Updated programme includes new sessions.)

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Engineering Apprenticeships (Free Webinar)

23/05/2018 16:00 - 17:00 View

This webinar, hosted by Engineering UK, will cover headline stats and facts about apprenticeships and a brief description of the types of apprenticeships available and the different industries. It will also introduce you to Joe Wilson, a multi-skilled technician apprentice with Perkins Engines. The presenters will provide important information on how young people find engineering apprenticeships; which employers are offering these; different levels of apprenticeship and the sort of skills and experience a young person needs to get onto an apprenticeship.

STEM careers: Inspiring Opportunities for School Leavers (Free Webinar)

23/05/2018 14:00 - 15:00 View

This webinar will provide an overview of developments in STEM careers, outline opportunities for school leavers and graduates, and look at sources of information to assist young people making their learning, employment and training decisions.

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Advanced Career Guidance and Coaching Skills

31/05/2018 09:00 - 16:00 View

This master class is designed for experienced practitioners who wish to focus on aspects of practice that cannot be delivered by on-line resources and which require a high level of artistry. The day will be highly practical, exploring a range of tactics and sharing good practice. The approaches used will be suitable for use with a wide range of clients. Quotes from recent delegates: "I found the day so useful – it reminded me why I love the job" (University IAG Outreach Adviser); "A very interesting and inspiring training day - am feeling re-energised! " (Career Coach); "I found the day very informative, interesting, refreshing and it has given me some much needed new ideas on how to work with the pupils at my school" (School Careers Adviser).

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Advanced Career Guidance and Coaching Skills

31 May 2018 09:00

Thursday 31st May 2018 - Manchester Frida...

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Effective Personal Statements and Supportive References (Free Webinar)

06 Jun 2018 14:00

Wednesday 6th June 2018, 14:00 - 15:00 This ...

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